The Lucas County Arts Council is happy to announce the upcoming Vredenburg Performing Arts Concert will be world-class bluegrass entertainers Monroe Crossing.
They will perform “A Bluegrass Christmas” on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at Johnson Auditorium. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and heartfelt originals.
Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States, Canada and Europe. Tickets are available at Pipers, the Chamber Main Street office, and at the door. Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $5.
Since the year 2000, Monroe Crossing has released 13CD’s and a live concert DVD and has made more than 1,500 concert appearances.
The secret to the band’s longevity and success? According to fiddler and lead singer Lisa Fuglie, “It’s just plain hard work and dedication. We all share a love for bluegrass music and for performing on stage. We appreciate every audience, large or small, and understand that we’re there for them, not the other way around.”
Mandolin player Matt Thompson adds, “We have learned the importance of entertaining audiences and not just playing top-quality music. We regularly hear people say that they didn’t think they liked bluegrass music until they saw us play.
Read the December 3, 2019 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.