A bluegrass and gospel festival will be May 31starting at 5 p.m. at Shorty’s Lake located at 3017 McGhee Road in Maryville. The festival will feature Early Morning String Dusters, Jesse Garland and New Grass Gospel. Admission is $10 per vehicle and concessions will be available. There will also be an old fashioned cake walk and bake sale. All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes. To get to Shorty’s Lake, take 411 then turn at the Walmart onto Willis Rd, go .3 miles turn right at Old Niles Ferry Rd, go 1.2 miles turn left on Mint Rd, go 1.8 miles and turn left at Carpenters Campground Rd, go 1.9 miles and continue on McGhee Rd, follow the signs.