Monday, July 22, 2019
Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, Paragould,
Monday, July 22, 2019
On the fourth Monday night of each month, KASU of Arkansas State
University presents its "Bluegrass Monday" concert series at the
Collins Theatre. The concerts feature acclaimed bluegrass musicians
from across the country. KASU will "pass the hat," collecting money
to pay the musicians. The suggested donation is $5 per person. The
concert is held on the third Monday in May so it doesn't conflict
with Memorial Day.
The Bluegrass Monday concerts began in 2002 as an outreach into the
community by KASU-FM to promote live bluegrass music and to promote
KASU’s broadcasts of bluegrass radio programs. The concert series is
totally non-profit. KASU generates no net revenue from the shows.
Local businesses serve as sponsors with their contributions covering
overhead costs. 100% of the money collected from the audience at
each show is given to the performers. When the concerts began,
groups from our immediate region primarily performed, but later as
the audience size grew, KASU began to book nationally-known,
professional bands. The home of Bluegrass Monday, the Collins
Theatre in downtown Paragould, Arkansas, was built in 1925, and it
was restored to its original grandeur by community members in
Paragould. The theatre seats 541 patrons and it has state-of-the-art
lighting and video systems.
KASU is in partnership with Terry’s Café, located one block to the
east of the Collins Theatre, at the corner of Emerson and Pruitt
Streets in downtown Paragould. Terry’s opens at 4:30 pm on Bluegrass
Monday evenings, serving a country-style catfish buffet and
providing bluegrass music fans a place to visit before the concert
(Schedule subject to change - visit the
KASU Bluegrass Monday
page to confirm a performance)
The Kody Norris Show: Norris describes his music as
“bluegrass-retro-rockabilly-hillbilly.” The band and its
members were also nominated for seven 2018 Society for the
Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America awards including
Bluegrass Band of the Year and Bluegrass Instrumental Group
of the Year..
Free, a donation of $5 is suggested.
For more information call