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October 10, 2016

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 


MONROE, Mich. –  Country music hit-makers Shenandoah will perform at Monroe County Community College’s La-Z-Boy Center on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater, which is located on the Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe.

Formed in 1984 in Muscle Shoals, Ala., Shenandoah inked a deal with the legendary Columbia Records and began establishing a national fan base with its self-titled debut in 1987.  However, it was the band’s sophomore effort, “The Road Not Taken,” that spawned its first top ten hits – “She Doesn't Cry Anymore” and “Mama Knows.”

Shenandoah followed with three consecutive No. 1 hits – “Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses.” “The Church on Cumberland Road” spent two weeks at the top of the chart and made country music history as it marked the first time that a country band’s first No. 1 single spent more than one week at the summit.

The group became known for delivering songs that celebrated the importance of faith and family, while reveling in the joys of small town life. “Next to You, Next to Me” topped the charts for three weeks and “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” a duet with Alison Krauss, won a Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the year and a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.  Shenandoah also won the Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year in 1991.

Shenandoah has recorded nine studio albums and placed 26 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. 

Tickets for reserved seating are $25.  VIP tickets, which include balcony seating, munchies and cash bar, are $35.

Tickets can be purchased on the Web at, in person at the Cashier’s Office in the Warrick Student Services/Administration Building or via phone by calling the MCCC Ticket Hotline at (734) 384-4272.

Group rates, rooms and catering are available in conjunction with the concert.  For more information, contact Tom Ryder at (734) 384-4201 or   

The 2016-17 MCCC Season of Events sponsors are DTE Energy, Monroe Bank & Trust, La-Z-Boy Incorporated, the DTE Energy Foundation and Consumers Energy.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at