A special tribute to bluegrass legend Bill Monroe has been planned for this month’s Catamount Bluegrass Night which will be held at 7 pm Saturday, March12, at the arts center on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury. The monthly concert, which has become one of the most popular showcases for local and area musical talent, is free and open to the public. The evening will begin with a presentation by host Bob Amos entitled "Bill Monroe and the Birth of Bluegrass", a historical and musical tour through the early influences and roots of Bill Monroe and the genre of music that would become known as bluegrass. Following the presentation, Amos and his band, Catamount Crossing, will present a high energy musical program featuring the music of Bill Monroe. Joining Amos in Catamount Crossing will be Sarah Amos, Freeman Corey, Gary Darling, Steve Wright and Chris Cruger. “There is a wealth of musical talent in our area,” Amos commented recently. “We are happy that Catamount has become a regular and popular outlet for these musicians to perform and also a place for local residents to listen to outstanding bluegrass music and gather to socialize.” “Everyone in the family is invited and encouraged to attend, sing along or just tap their feet and listen to some great bluegrass.” Amos continued. “This will be a great evening of entertainment and represents the home-grown style of bluegrass that has become popular in Vermont,” commented Catamount executive director Jody Fried. “Even if you just want to tap your toes, clap your hands and listen, this is a great way to spend the evening.” No reservations are needed for the evening. Refreshments will be available.