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Michael Monroe Presents: The Music of Gordon Lightfoot

Aug 1 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$35.00 - $45.00
Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins 75 minutes before showtimes.

Acoustic, Gordon Lightfoot

“Minnesota’s acoustic music master” (Jon Bream, Star Tribune) and Emmy Award-winning acoustic tunesmith, Michael Monroe, presents an evening of favorite songs by Canadian folk/pop singer-songwriter/guitarist and cherished troubadour, Gordon Lightfoot.

Michael Monroe, Vocals/Acoustic Guitar

Dan Thayer, Electric Guitar

Tony Axtell, Bass

Michael Pilhofer, Drums

Michael Monroe presents an evening of favorite songs by Canadian folk/pop singer-songwriter/guitarist and cherished troubadour, Gordon Lightfoot. “His name is synonymous with timeless songs about trains and shipwrecks, rivers and highways, lovers and loneliness.” Lightfoot’s biographer, Nicholas Jennings. Expect to hear the very best of Gordon Lightfoot including, “For Lovin’ Me”, “Beautiful,” “Early Morning Rain” as well as his top US Hot 100 hits: “If You Could Read My Mind” (1970), “Sundown” (1974); “Carefree Highway” (1974), “Rainy Day People” (1975), and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” (1976). “Graced with a “dark-toned mellifluous voice,” (City Pages) Michael Monroe is honored to present this special tribute to the life and music of Gordon Lightfoot. “I’ve never heard a song I didn’t like by Gordon Lightfoot. Whenever I hear a Gordon Lightfoot song, I never want it to end.” Bob Dylan

From vinyl to digital, Monroe is celebrating his 6th decade performing acoustic music for his profession. He plays hand-crafted Seaton guitars which are “works of art” and made of 200 year-old reclaimed wood from the bottom of Lake Superior. His rich vocals and crystal/bamboo flutes showcase his signature mellifluous sound. Monroe has recorded 11 original albums and 6 more recorded from his popular CDT tributes shows Moonshadow – A Cat Stevens Tribute, I Dig Peter Paul & Mary, James Taylor tunes in ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ and Folk Legends which feature folk-pop favorites by John Denver, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot and more.

Monroe’s award winning instrumental soundtracks have been featured on PBS/CBC, Toronto Enviro/New York Indie Film Festivals in the documentary “Chased By The Light” presenting Jim Brandenburg’s stunning photography. Monroe presented his music at his “Log Cabin Concerts” log home with his manager/spouse on Grand Marais’ North Shore for 17 years. In 2021, they returned to the Twin Cities after 28 years on ‘the shore.’ Their storied concerts were featured on Jason Davis’ On The Road on KSTP as well as in Lake Superior and Cabin Life Magazines.

“Monroe is a thoughtful tunesmith with a heart as big as the North Shore.” —Jon Bream/Star Tribune


Aug 1
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$35.00 - $45.00
Tickets Here:


The Belvedere at Crooners
6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55448 United States

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