High-Energy Band Urban Monroes Returns to Central Oregon Coast
(Lincoln City, Oregon) - Fashioned from the heart of tradition and infused with adrenaline, the Urban Monroes’ contemporary bluegrass style is an outgrowth of the combined skills of some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest talent. That talent will be on display on the central Oregon coast on Saturday, August 2, as the Lincoln City Cultural Center auditorium plays host to the group at 7 p.m.
As individuals the Urban Monroes have earned bluegrass instrument championships, a National Endowment for the Arts award and songwriting accolades. They have been featured on the Emmy award winning PBS series “Art Beat” and their musical experiences have taken them around the world. As a band they have excited audiences from some of bluegrass’ biggest venues with a fully charged stage presence and an intricate delivery.
The Urban Monroes last performed at the LCCC in 2012, and enjoyed a sold-out house and a standing ovation. To reserve your seat, $11 in advance, call 541-994-9994 or drop by the cultural center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. The Information Center sells concert tickets from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Tuesday. They accept major credit cards, checks and cash.
Urban Monroes take their name from “the Father of Bluegrass,” Bill Monroe. In the late 1930s, Monroe developed a style of music that drew upon his entire musical experience. The Kentuckian Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys established what became to be known as bluegrass, and though the same influences that molded that sound would also give birth to both modern country and rock music, Monroe’s style was uniquely his own. All the founders of bluegrass were innovators. Each band’s sound was original in its own way, but each stayed true to the framework established in the genre’s infancy. This is what the Urban Monroes are attempting to do as well.
“Our goal is to create new music within that framework. We are taking what could be considered the language and vocabulary of bluegrass and telling our own story with it rather than reciting by rote all that has been said before. Put more simply, it could be said that the band is putting a new spin on traditional material and a traditional spin on new material,” said one of the band members.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center is a non-profit center for community and creativity, inside the historic Delake School building, at the corner of NE Sixth St. and Hwy. 101. The center, which is also home to the official Lincoln City Visitor Information Center, is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Tuesday. For details, head to www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or call 541-994-9994.
More about Lincoln City below and at the Lincoln City, Oregon Virtual Tour, Map.
More About Lincoln City Lodging.....
More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....
LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles
Oregon and the Coast: Heavy Rains, Flooding Possible Over Weekend
Some heavy winds may be hitting the Oregon coast today but the big story is sizable flooding and gobs of rain this weekend, even in Portland
Central Oregon Coast's Newport Seafood Wine Fest Tickets Now On Sale
Newport's Seafood and Wine Festival is in its 38th year now, with the 2015 date coming up: February 19 - 22 Newport events
Solstice Celebration and Dance in Two Towns on Central Oregon Coast
The town of Newport and the sprawling burgh of Lincoln City both hold different events in honor of the big seasonal shift. Lincoln City events, Newport events
Jellyfish Talk This Week in Newport, Central Oregon Coast
They are the subject of a talk given by Dr. Richard Brodeur on December 18 at the PUD. Newport events
Chance of Geminid Meteor Sightings Above Oregon Coast, Portland Tonight
If you miss them tonight, however, they will be around until December 18
Oregon Coast King Tides Project Asks for Photographic Help
More of the King Tides Project on the Oregon coast is coming up, and organizers are again asking for your help. Science
Gusts to 90 mph for Oregon Coast; 60 for Portland, Valley
Stormy gusts as high as 90 mph are possible on the beaches, but even Portland could get slapped around with gusts around 60 mph
Disney Production and Music in Cannon Beach, N. Oregon Coast
There is almost always something going on at Cannon Beach's Coaster Theatre - just another legendary piece of a legendary town. Cannon Beach events
Back to Oregon Coast
Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted