Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bluegrass weekend at Clifton Opera House

The first weekend in October will be filled with bluegrass, bluegrass and more bluegrass!  On Friday evening,October 6th the  Lonesome Meadow band will entertain you with great family harmonies and instrumentation.  The band formed in 2005 as a brother-sister band with Dad on stand up bass.  In just a few short years, they have amazed audiences from Michigan to Florida when they cut loose on classics like Foggy Mountain Breakdown or play waltzes like Ashokan Farewell. And not only do they play traditional bluegrass so well, but they also perform their own original bluegrass tunes, the musicians range from 14-18 plus Dad (he's not saying his age!).  14 yr old Gary tears it up on the banjo! Since then they have been wowing audiences all over the US, winning the coveted 2010 South Carolina Bluegrass Band competition. They hail from Westerville, OH.

On Saturday night, the Monroe Crossing band will take the stage.  Another well known family band, they hail from Minnesota. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada.  What a great weekend to be in Clifton!  Opening for Monroe Crossing will be local favorite singer-songwriter Rob Heiliger.  Rob's rockabilly style will keep your toes tapping. 
The historic Clifton Opera House is located at 5 So. Clay Street, Clifton.  Box office opens at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm.  Suggested door donation $7.00.  Call 937-767-2343 for more information.  Come out and support local live entertainment. 
Photo is Monroe Crossing

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