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Monroe Crossing to participate in 'History of Bluegrass' workshop, concert in Pequot Lakes

The Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts will bring two back-to-back musical opportunities to Pequot Lakes on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Monroe Crossing will lead a one-hour workshop on “The History of Bluegrass” from 4-5 p.m. in the Pequot Lakes High School choir room. Then at 7:30 p.m. a concert will be held in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium.

Attend both programs for the price on the concert ticket. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (age 60 and older) and $8 for youth.

Tickets for this family-style entertainment are on sale now through the Pequot Lakes Community Education office. Call 218-568-9200 to reserve a ticket for both activities.

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Known as the Midwest’s premier bluegrass and gospel quintet, Monroe Crossing routinely performs to sellout audiences. The group is known both for its dynamic stage show and for the warmth it shares on and off stage, interacting with the audience and honoring requests after the intermission.

Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “the Father of Bluegrass,” Monroe Crossing also recently released a tribute CD, Monroe Crossing “Plays the Songs of Bill Monroe.” The CD features 15 classic bluegrass songs made famous by the “Big Mon” himself.

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This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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