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Monroe Crossing ( left to right, Mark Anderson, Benji Flaming, Matt Thompson, Lisa Fuglie, and Art Blackburn) will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Friday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is supported by the Arvig Communications Systems. Photo by Katryn Conlin.

Bluegrass concert in area Feb. 27

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Bluegrass concert in area Feb. 27
Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

Monroe Crossing, the Midwest's premier bluegrass and gospel quintet, will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Friday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m.

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The concert is supported by Arvig Communications Systems. For more information on this concert, and the rest of their season, check out the Arts Council's website at www.staplesmotleyarts.org.

Named in honor of Bill Monroe, "The Father of Bluegrass," Monroe Crossing plays an upbeat blend of classic and traditional bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and heartfelt originals.

The group plays an average of 125 shows a year at major venues and festivals across the country.

Always a crowd pleaser, Monroe Crossing is known for its dynamic stage show and for the warmth it shares on and off stage--interacting with one another and the audience, and always honoring requests after intermission.

The only bluegrass band ever nominated as "Artist of the Year" (2004) by the Minnesota Music Academy, Monroe Crossing won the MMA's "Bluegrass Album of the Year" award in 2003.

The group also took home awards for Best Female Vocalist, Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo at the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association's 25th Anniversary Awards Banquet.

They were an International Bluegrass Music Association Showcase Band at the 2007 World of Bluegrass Convention in Nashville, and were inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame on November 2, 2007.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance, $15 and $7 at the door, and are available from the Centennial Auditorium Box Office at 218-894-5416 or 800-213-6877.

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