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Monroe Crossing to perform Feb. 23 in Staples
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Minnesota Music Hall of Fame bluegrass artist Monroe Crossing will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The concert is a part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s season and is underwritten by Arvig Communications.


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

They are touring in support of their new CD, “The Road Has No End.” Their 13th CD features the songwriting talents of band members Derek Johnson, Mark Anderson and Lisa Fuglie.

Monroe Crossing also recently released a tribute CD, “Monroe Crossing Plays the Songs of Bill Monroe,” which features 15 classic bluegrass songs made famous by the “Big Mon” himself, and their third all-gospel recording, “Joy, Joy, Joy.”

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance, $15 and $1 at the door. Tickets are available online, at the arts council’s website and at the Staples Motley Community Education office at 218-894-2497.