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Monroe Crossing bluegrass concert set for Thursday at Holmes

The Monroe Crossing bluegrass band performs live this Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes, starting at 7:30 p.m. Submitted Photo

Minnesota's premier bluegrass and gospel quintet, Monroe Crossing, will be returning to the Historic Holmes Theatre for a concert on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for students, and can be purchased online at, by calling 218-844-7469 or visiting the Holmes Theatre Box Office at 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes.

Named in honor of Bill Monroe, "The Father of Bluegrass Music," 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 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 very unique ensemble sound.

They include Derek Johnson: guitar, 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."

For additional information about the band, please visit their website at  

This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.