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Monroe Crossing to perform in Battle Lake

Submitted photo Monroe Crossing will perform a benefit concert for the Prospect House and Civil War Museum in Battle Lake on Saturday, June 29.

Monroe Crossing is coming to Battle Lake to put on a benefit concert for the Prospect House and Civil War Museum.

They will perform on Saturday, June 29 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Lakes Area Community Center on Main Street. There will also be a pulled pork benefit dinner, for an additional cost.

Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing entertains 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 and Canada.

Based in Minnesota, the group plays an average of 125 shows a year at major venues and festivals, frequently for non-bluegrass audiences – and people often comment that they’d never really liked bluegrass music until they attended a Monroe Crossing concert.

Monroe Crossing is made up of five very distinct personalities with differing musical backgrounds and tastes, combining for a unique ensemble sound. They are: Derek Johnson, guitar as well as lead and harmony vocals; Lisa Fuglie, fiddle, mandolin, lead and harmony vocals; Matt Thompson, mandolin, fiddle, baritone vocals; Mark Anderson: bass and bass vocals; and David Robinson, banjo. Their paths crossed through the music of Bill Monroe so they like to say they had a “Monroe Crossing.”

Call now to purchase tickets through the Lakes Area Community Center, at 218-864-5222. Reservations must be made in advance. Cost for the concert is $17.50 per individual, or purchase tickets for the concert and a pulled pork dinner for $27.50.

All proceeds will go to the Prospect House and Civil War Museum.