Bluegrass Star Rhonda Vincent

Bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent is shown with her group the Rage. She will perform in Guntersville May 16 at Civitan Park. 

Marshall Masonic Lodge 209 of Guntersville will host their first ever Beans, Greens & Bluegrass festival May 16 at Civitan Park. Tickets are on sale now.

They’re hoping it’s successful enough to become an annual event. It’s already grown far beyond what they first envisioned.

Rhonda Vincent will be the headline act.

“She is the queen of bluegrass,” said David Caldwell of the Masons, who is helping plan the event. “Guntersville has had a lot of things over the years. We’ve never had a bluegrass festival.”

He said it’s drawing attention from around the Southeast and they’re already selling tickets to out-of-state fans. They’re hoping to draw 3,000 to 5,000 visitors.

Tickets are $20 and are available on eventbrite.com.

Rhonda Vincent has had a No. 1 CD on the bluegrass charts and has been nominated for Grammy awards.

Here’s the line-up for the event:

Noon – First Baptist Church Pickers of Guntersville

1:00 – Phoebe Grace & Friends of Albertville

2:00 – Pine Mountain Bluegrass of Remlap

2:45 – The Possum Pickers

3:00 – Cottonmouth Creek of Birmingham

4:00 – Southern Reign of Scottsboro

5:00 – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage of Rocky Mount, Missouri

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