Bluegrass band Monroe Crossing back for sixth year at Douglass Theatre

January 10, 2014 

Monroe Crossing will perform Friday at the Douglass Theatre.

Bluegrass band Monroe Crossing is returning to the Douglass Theatre for the sixth straight year. Friday’s show is part of the Minnesota-based band’s annual musical journey through the Southeast to a bluegrass cruise on which they perform, promoter Joe Cullison said.

Cullison, founder of Acoustic Productions, said the show is completely family friendly and very fun.

“They include a lot of humor and have great audience rapport. It’s a great opportunity for kids to come out and have fun and see a different genre of music than they are used to.”

Named in honor of bluegrass great Bill Monroe, the band is made up of Derek Johnson on guitar, lead and harmony vocals; Lisa Fuglie on fiddle, mandolin, lead and harmony vocals; Matt Thompson on mandolin, fiddle and baritone vocals; Mark Anderson on bass and bass vocals; and David Robinson on banjo, according to the band’s website

They play a mix of traditional and original bluegrass music, Cullison said. “Their music is so refined, and the band has so much fun in presenting their show,” he said.

Monroe Crossing

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10

Where: The Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Cost: $20 advance, $22 at door; $10 students; free for age 12 and younger

Information: 478-742-2000

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