It’s Bluegrass and barbecue time in Houston

Jamey Guy/Submitted Tickets are on sale now for the Bluegrass and Barbecue dinner and concert set to take place Nov. 21 in Houston.

Jamey Guy/Submitted
Tickets are on sale now for the Bluegrass and Barbecue dinner and concert set to take place Nov. 21 in Houston.

The Bluegrass and Gospel quintet Monroe Crossing will make its first concert appearance in Houston in over 10 years all while collaborating with Southern Smoke and Chrome Catering to present a Bluegrass and Barbecue concert at Houston’s Community Center on Friday, Nov. 21. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. with Monroe Crossing’s Bluegrass and Gospel show taking the stage at 7:30.

The Houston Community Center is located at 109 West Maple St. Seating for this exciting night of great food and entertainment is limited. Dinner and concert tickets are $22, concert-only tickets are $15, with preferred seating for dinner guests. Tickets are available at Houston City Hall, Eastwood Bank, at the concert, or call Audrey at 507-896-4033 for reservations.

Members of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Monroe Crossing has experienced another record-breaking year in 2013. By year’s end, they will have made 150 concert appearances all across the U.S. and central Europe.  Their latest CD of original songs, “The Road Has No End,” continues to receive extended radio airplay and stellar reviews.

“The album is full of energy, excitement, inspiration and originality,” Joe Ross of Roots Music Report, said.

“A compelling combination of original songs and stellar instrumentation,” David Maine, www.popmatters.com, reported.

In addition the their 12 CDs, the band has a live concert DVD, “Monroe Crossing Live,” and also recorded Carol Barnett’s “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass.”

Monroe Crossing regularly performs to sold out theatres and performing arts centers across the country, headlines bluegrass festivals, state and county fairs and makes numerous other public and private appearances.

They are renowned both for their dynamic stage show and for the warmth they share on and off stage, interacting with the audience and always honoring requests after the intermission.

Monroe Crossing’s two-set performance typically features original compositions and unique arrangements of bluegrass classics, such as “Orange Blossom Special” and “I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow,” and gospel favorites like “I’ll Fly Away,” “Amazing Grace” and “Down To The River To Pray.”

 

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