Monroe Crossing - May 2017 eNewsletter

Monroe Crossing

Hello music lovers, 
Hopefully all of these April showers here in Minnesota will bring us plenty of May flowers. Here are some flowering gigs we will be playing this May.

We return to the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 6. Get your tickets today! On Thursday, May 11 we will be at the Maplewood Performing Arts Center. Our talented friend “Lonesome Dan Kase” will open up the show with some of his amazing country-blues guitar work. On Saturday, May 13 we will be at Hollywood on Main in Montevideo, MN. This old school movie theatre makes for a great music venue! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Police MemorialOur final appearance of the month will be in St. Paul on May 15 at the Minnesota State Capital Mall for the Annual Police Memorial Day Celebration. It is our honor to be participating in this moving ceremony where we pay tribute to our fallen peace officers.

Thinking ahead to the first weekend in June, advance tickets  are on sale until May 19 for the Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff, which is a festival presented by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association. On Saturday, June 3 we will be performing on the Main Stage at 5:20 pm. We will also be hosting a group jam at the Gathering Place at 2 pm.

Finally, it’s never too early to sign up for Danny Stewarts’s Bluegrass Cruise! We will be on two cruises next year. One cruise departs from Tampa, FL on January 25. The second cruise departs from Long Beach, CA on Feb. 25. A fully refundable deposit of $100/person will reserve your spot today!

Derek Johnson & Monroe Crossing


To book Monroe Crossing for a concert, festival or other appearance, contact Art Blackburn 763-213-1349 or

Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
Dassel-Cokato Arts Association Concerts
Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center 
4852 Reardon Avenue SW, Cokato, MN
hotline: 320-286-4120

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 2:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Think Mutual Bank Customer Appreciation Event
Kahler Apache Hotel Ballroom 
1517 16th Street SW, Rochester, MN

Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Maplewood Performing Arts Theatre
2100 White Bear Avenue 
Maplewood, MN
hotline: 651-274-8020

Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Hollywood on Main
214 South 1st Street, Montevideo, MN
hotline: 320-841-0368

Monday, May 15, 2017 Time(s) TBA
Annual Police Memorial Day Celebration
State Capital Mall 
600 Cedar Street, St Paul, MN
hotline: 763-542-8645

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Hinckley Summer Concert Series
Westside Park Bandshell 
Old Hwy 61 at 3rd Street SW, Hinckley, MN
hotline: 320-679-0450

Saturday, June 3, 2017
2:00 p.m. Bluegrass Jam in the Gathering Place
5:10 p.m. Main Stage Concert
Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff
El Rancho Mañana Campground 
27302 Ranch Road, Richmond, MN
hotline: 800-635-3037




Now available:  Monroe Crossing Plays Classic Country





Check out a great video on the Pioneer Public Television series, "Grassland Jam," shot in August 2014 at the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Festival.



Our friends at Telefunken Studios captured our concert there using the Telefunken microphones. It sounds amazing. 
You can listen in here!




To book Monroe Crossing for a concert, festival or other appearance, contact Art Blackburn 763-213-1349 (email)





Current information about the band can always be found on our website.

Our complete tour schedule is always updated online, too!



"To say that the audience "liked" the concert would be a huge understatement. The audience LOVED the show ... Monroe Crossing knows how to deliver an entertaining concert to the crowd, fully engaging the audience.” — Marty Scarbrough, KASU Program Director, Jonesboro AR


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