Our next show will be at the Museum of Commerce located in Historic Pensacola on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Our featured artists are Monroe Crossing, Carrie Elkin, and Danny Schmidt.
Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased in advance online or at the door if seats are available. Seating is first-come first-serve.
Named in honor of legendary musician Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass and stunning originals. The band's superb musicianship has entertained audiences across North America and Europe for decades. Based in Minnesota, the band plays an average of 150 shows a year.
Monroe Crossing has recorded fifteen albums to date, including their critically acclaimed Bill Monroe tribute. Their latest release, Monroe Crossing Plays Classic Country, is a collection of cover songs from the golden era of country music including Tennessee Waltz, Wabash Cannonball, Ramblin' Man, Wake Up Little Suzie, and Crazy Arms.
In 2018, Monroe Crossing will be featured on two Bluegrass Cruises departing from Tampa in January and from Long Beach, California in February.
Like Patty Griffin or Brandi Carlile, Carrie Elkin straddles the Americana, Folk, and Indie Rock worlds, where meaningful songs meet the fierce voices of powerful women. Like these other artists, Elkin has the gift of projecting very personal intimate moments into transcendent universal experiences that move us all.
Maverick Magazine said it best, after a recent festival performance: “I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That’s the gospel truth, and from what I’ve subsequently learned, I’m not the only one to believe or state that. Onstage, Elkin was simply a force of nature.”
Named as one of the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed an almost cult-like following for his stunningly poetic but always poignant imagery. Whether playing intimate rooms or the largest of outdoor venues, his music always has an intimate connection with his audience.
With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer, and an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane. Danny has a dozen studio albums to his credit, including the critically acclaimed Man of Many Moons, and Owls.