The concert scene has re-plugged its amps and fine-tuned its fiddle.
The “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent performed Friday night at Park Theater as the concert industry begins to reopen after a year on ice.
Vincent played the Park Theater stage with The Rage, which included newest member 20-year-old Zack Arnold. Also in The Rage is stand-up bass player Mickey Harris of Murfreesboro.
Before singing the song “I’m Going Home,” Harris said he often argues with another musician about the proper lyrics for the song. Harris said he ended the argument by saying, “My uncle wrote the song so I should know.”
Vincent flashed the talent that has made her the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry, just inducted Feb. 6. She is scheduled to perform at the Opry this Friday and Saturday.
Vincent’s tour manager said the Grand Ole Opry just opened back up 100% last weekend. The Park Theater has opened back to full capacity with no restrictions and Park Theater manager Kevin Roberts reports ticket sales have been encouraging.
Vincent’s promoter said paid admission was 328 for her show at the Park. After playing in McMinnville on Friday, she was off to Marion, Va., for a show on Saturday. She usually plays 130 to 150 concerts a year, her manager said.
Vincent’s schedule for this year takes her all the way north to New Jersey, west to Texas and Oklahoma, and south to Georgia.