We Play Weddings
Thank you for being such quality folks, bringing such excellent music to our daughter's wedding celebration. For this we rejoice! You guys have really gone the ‘extra mile' for us. May our paths cross again, better sooner than later! —Margo & Al P., Ely MN

It was incredibly nice for you to be at our wedding ceremony. What beautiful music you talented musicians play! You were a big part of my ‘perfect' day. Your music is a beautiful touch. —Dawn K. & David R., Ramsey MN

We just got back from our honeymoon... We wanted to let you and the rest of the band know how much your performances added to our special day. We just finished watching a video of the wedding and the "soundtrack" was excellent! —Brian & Laura B., New Orleans LA

We would like to thank you for playing at our wedding at Murphy’s Landing in June. We had countless compliments on our choice of music for the reception. I also want to thank you for suggesting that we use your caller to teach square dances. He did a fantastic job with a bunch of people who hadn’t done a square dance since 5th grade. I can, without reservation, say that anyone looking for outstanding bluegrass music won’t be disappointed with Monroe Crossing. —Christopher & Melissa E., St Paul MN

LMonroe Crossing - Weddingsooking for an exceptional wedding you'll never forget?
Everyone has a good time when Monroe Crossing is at the wedding! Monroe Crossing is your home for a Minnesota Bluegrass Wedding, or anywhere in the Upper Midwest. We travel extensively: Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois. You name it, we've probably been there.

Contact Art Blackburn at 763-213-1349.

What can we expect of Monroe Crossing at our ceremony?

We have a wide selection of music available: instrumental or with vocals, religious or secular, modern or traditional. We can learn your special song, or even collaborate on an original composition. Typically, we provide fifteen minutes of prelude music, one or two select songs or instrumentals during the ceremony itself, a recessional, and tasteful exit music. Ask Art about the music that will transform a standard wedding ceremony into your extraordinary event. We’ll be most happy to accommodate your plans and ideas in every way.

What can we expect of Monroe Crossing at our reception dance or dinner?
One reason Monroe Crossing is the Midwest’s premier bluegrass band is that we have an extensive repertoire of music for your dancing and listening pleasure. We will get everyone, young and old, onto the dance floor with our traditional square dances. Our caller teaches everyone the steps and walks them through it till they're dancing like pros. We usually include a variety of lovely waltzes, swing numbers, slow dances, a polka or two, and even some traditional bluegrass favorites if you like.

And our microphone is available for toasts all night long!

What does Monroe Crossing need at our ceremony?

Being an acoustic group, we require very little. At your ceremony, we can get by on as little as five chairs and a place to stand. For larger churches and halls, we recommend amplification. We always provide our own special old time "radio-style" microphone, and we can utilize an existing sound system or bring our own.

What does Monroe Crossing need at our reception dance or dinner?
We can get by with a single electrical outlet for our sound system and a performance space or stage approximately 10' x 15'. And of course, you and your wedding guests!

Contact Art Blackburn at 763-213-1349 to discuss all the details of your wedding.