Free workshop, concert by Monroe CrossingPublished 11:33am Thursday, August 8, 2013
World-class bluegrass entertainers Monroe Crossing will present a free bluegrass workshop the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 21 in downtown Fergus Falls.
On Thursday, Aug. 22, they will perform at the free Concert in the Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Park.
The free Bluegrass Workshop is from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. The workshop is divided into two parts. The first 40 minutes will be a history of bluegrass at the Fergus Theater. This presentation is free and open to the public. At about 6:10 p.m., Monroe Crossing will present free instrumental lessons at A Center for the Arts.
Participants will be split into six sections (guitar, bass, violin, mandolin, banjo, and singers) and learn a song to be performed the following night at the Concert in the Park. All levels of experience are welcome including singers. You must pre-register for the instrumental/singing lesson by calling Center (218) 736-5453 to sign-up.
On Thursday, Aug. 22, Monroe Crossing will be performing at the weekly free Concert in the Park. Bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic dinner or purchase something from the evening food vendor, Don Pablo’s. Then sit back and enjoy the evening.
The Kaddatz Gallery will have a Family Art Table set up for the evening with artist Naomi Schliesman. The free movie after the concert presented by Park Region Telephone/Otter Tail Telcom is “The Blind Side” (PG-13, 2009) and begins around 9 p.m. The rain site for the concerts is the Kennedy Auditorium at the Kennedy Secondary School.
The workshop and concert by Monroe Crossing are made possible in part by an Arts Tour Grant, funded 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 November 4, 2008. Additional funding for Monroe Crossing is provided by Mill Street Residence.
For more information or to sign-up for the free workshop, call AC4TA at 218-998-ARTS (2787) or visit www.FergusArts.org