Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation

Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation Saturdays between October and April featuring top national, regional and local bands.
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11/06/2019
Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation

A special double bill this Saturday 11/9 with PATENT PENDING and BLUETRAIN! So many of our favorite local musicians. Don't miss the fun. Doors at 6:00pm. Show at 7:00pm

"The Train to Birmingham"
PATENT PENDING
The Lucketts Fair
August 20, 2017

Have a great birthday Joe!
10/27/2019

Have a great birthday Joe!

If you ask us, they don’t make ‘em any better than this guy right here! Sure, he can pick and sing, talk on the radio, and run a couple of great festivals. But more than all that, he’s just a super guy!! Please help us wish Joe a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

In the spirit of the World Series, we'll tell you Mile Twelve hit the ball right out of the park tonight!  A fantastic f...
10/27/2019

In the spirit of the World Series, we'll tell you Mile Twelve hit the ball right out of the park tonight! A fantastic future ahead for this young group. Great show!

In the spirit of the World Series, we'll tell you Mile Twelve hit the ball right out of the park tonight! A fantastic future ahead for this young group. Great show!

***  TONIGHT  ***Read the story behind the music then come enjoy Mile Twelve make their Old Schoolhouse debut.https://ti...
10/26/2019

*** TONIGHT ***

Read the story behind the music then come enjoy Mile Twelve make their Old Schoolhouse debut.

https://tinyurl.com/y3z45r6m

TIMES:
Doors - 6:00pm
Show - 7:00pm

TICKETS:
Adults - $17.00
Ages 3 to 17 - $5.00
Under 3- Free

MORE INFO:
www.luckettsbluegrass.org

#bluegrasscountry

An exciting moment for our friend Lizzy Long in Los Angeles at Capitol Records singing into the very same mic as so many...
10/22/2019

An exciting moment for our friend Lizzy Long in Los Angeles at Capitol Records singing into the very same mic as so many of the greats. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

***  TONIGHT  ***The Trinity River Band brings their special sound back to the Old Schoolhouse.  Please join us!TIMES:Do...
10/19/2019

*** TONIGHT ***

The Trinity River Band brings their special sound back to the Old Schoolhouse. Please join us!

TIMES:
Doors - 6:00pm
Show - 7:00pm

TICKETS:
Adults - $17.00
Ages 3 to 17 - $5.00
Under 3- Free

MORE INFO:
http://luckettsbluegrass.org

10/16/2019
One Tear

performed by Jeff Scroggins & Colorado at the Old Lucketts Schoolhose

10/16/2019
Seven Bridges Road || TRB Music Video

If you enjoy great family harmonies you'll love the Florida based Trinity River Band. Please join us as we welcome them back to Lucketts this Saturday, October 19th.

TIMES:
Doors - 6:00pm
Show - 7:00pm

TICKETS:
Adults - $17.00
Ages 3 to 17 - $5.00
Under 3- Free

MORE INFO:
http://luckettsbluegrass.org

Official Music Video of TRB's performance of their latest single "Seven Bridges Road", recorded at the Heartwood Soundstage in Gainesville, Florida. Trinity ...

10/14/2019
Grits Ain't Groceries

At the Lucketts Community Center on October 12 2019, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado introduce Nico Laroche-Humby performing a fun George Jones tune!

10/10/2019
"Hey Porter" by Jeff Scroggins and Colorado

Here on the East Coast we might assume we have a lock on great bluegrass but there is a thriving community out West and Jeff Scroggins & Colorado is one of the best examples of that amazing talent pool! We’re so happy that they’re returning to Lucketts this Saturday 10/12! You won’t want to miss this show.

TIMES:
Doors - 6:00pm
Show - 7:00pm

TICKETS:
Adults - $17.00
Ages 3 to 17 - $5.00
Under 3- Free

MORE INFO:
http://luckettsbluegrass.org

Wonderful photo.  We’re so excited that David Davis & the Warrior River Boys will be returning to Lucketts on March 7t...
10/10/2019

Wonderful photo. We’re so excited that David Davis & the Warrior River Boys will be returning to Lucketts on March 7th. Mark your calendars!

Throwback Thursday! Travelling back to August 31, 1985 in Otto, Arkansas, a photo of two wonderful mandolin players, our own David Davis with Ms Donna Stoneman! The Stoneman family have made such huge contributions to country and bluegrass music our hats off to them! #throwbackthursday

Our 46th season started with a bang and it will end with a bang.  Come see Ron Thomason and Dry Branch Fire Squad here o...
10/08/2019
Ron Thomason of Dry Branch Fire Squad at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - Bluegrass Today

Our 46th season started with a bang and it will end with a bang. Come see Ron Thomason and Dry Branch Fire Squad here on April 25th for our season’s closing show. Always loads of fun!

I had the honor of sitting down with Ron Thomason for a chat this weekend after the Dry Branch Fire Squad set at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival.

There's a very good reason why this band was nominated in three categories at this year's IBMA.  They are on fire!  We a...
10/06/2019

There's a very good reason why this band was nominated in three categories at this year's IBMA. They are on fire! We are so proud that they opened our 46th season. You want to hear authentic bluegrass? This will become one of your favorite groups.

There's a very good reason why this band was nominated in three categories at this year's IBMA. They are on fire! We are so proud that they opened our 46th season. You want to hear authentic bluegrass? This will become one of your favorite groups.

Making their Lucketts debut and getting a standing ovation for their set of great bluegrass originals as well as some be...
10/06/2019

Making their Lucketts debut and getting a standing ovation for their set of great bluegrass originals as well as some beloved Louvin Brothers tunes.

Making their Lucketts debut and getting a standing ovation for their set of great bluegrass originals as well as some beloved Louvin Brothers tunes.

We couldn't have wished for a more perfect opening night!A full house and two incredibly talented groups!  Seeing old fr...
10/06/2019

We couldn't have wished for a more perfect opening night!

A full house and two incredibly talented groups! Seeing old friends and lots of new faces who share a love for the music. A heartfelt thank you to Carolina Blue and The Mosley Brothers for sharing your gifts with us and for setting the bar so high for our 46th season.

Place is buzzing!  Opening night for our 46th season and the house is filling to capacity.
10/05/2019

Place is buzzing! Opening night for our 46th season and the house is filling to capacity.

***  TONIGHT  ***Our 46th season kicks off in style!  Join us as The Mosley Brothers make their Lucketts debut and Carol...
10/05/2019

*** TONIGHT ***

Our 46th season kicks off in style! Join us as The Mosley Brothers make their Lucketts debut and Carolina Blue brings that rich Western NC bluegrass sound back to the Old Schoolhouse.

Doors at 6:00pm. Show at 7:00pm.

10/03/2019
Bluegrass Melodies

It's been a wonderful bluegrass filled summer - a special concert by Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers over the July 4th weekend and the Lucketts Bluegrass festival last month.

Now we're kicking it back into high gear as we open our 46th season this SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5th. Looking forward to welcoming back Carolina Blue and delighting in the Lucketts debut of opening act The Mosley Brothers. Come join us!

Doors at 6:00pm. Show at 7:00pm.

More information:
http://luckettsbluegrass.org

We caught Carolina Blue at the Bluegrass Country Showcase at IBMA.  Aynsley Porchak will be rocking her hat and fiddle a...
09/26/2019

We caught Carolina Blue at the Bluegrass Country Showcase at IBMA. Aynsley Porchak will be rocking her hat and fiddle at the old Lucketts Schoolhouse on October 5! Don't miss the season opener!

On Saturday, October 5th we kick off our 46th season.  Have you seen the fantastic lineup we have planned?
09/22/2019

On Saturday, October 5th we kick off our 46th season. Have you seen the fantastic lineup we have planned?

Wishing you a wonderful birthday Mike Cleveland!
09/18/2019

Wishing you a wonderful birthday Mike Cleveland!

Happy Birthday to this fun-loving, joke-cracking, Fiddle-playing hoss!!

Keep the music on the air!  Please consider making a donation.
09/17/2019

Keep the music on the air! Please consider making a donation.

‪Our fundraising theme this week is “Then and Now”. Donate at bluegrasscountry.org‬ ‬
‪The DJs are having fun highlighting the history stream of bluegrass music! ‬
‪Our station is a big part of this, since 1967. (Before the Super Bowl?!)‬
‪This doesn’t come free. We need you!‬
‪Donate now at bluegrasscountry.org‬

Country Music PBS
09/16/2019
Country Music PBS

Country Music PBS

Did you miss the premiere of #CountryMusicPBS? Stream or watch it now on the PBS Video app!

A heartfelt thank you to the gifted director Mark Jones and his team at WETA for inviting us to be a part of this exciti...
09/15/2019
WETA

A heartfelt thank you to the gifted director Mark Jones and his team at WETA for inviting us to be a part of this exciting time.

Through his lens Mark was able to get at the very heart of why Lucketts Bluegrass is treasured by those who have passed through the Old Schoolhouse doors to learn about and enjoy bluegrass music in its finest forms.

Check your local PBS listings and tune in TONIGHT for the first installment of Ken Burns’ landmark country music documentary.

Some have called the old schoolhouse in Lucketts, Virginia the “Grand Old Opry of Bluegrass.”

We take a step inside the history of this special place with Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation and explore what it's like to be at the schoolhouse on a bluegrass Saturday night. #CountryMusicPBS

Lucketts Bluegrass is an all volunteer organization and today’s event couldn’t have been the smashing success it was...
09/14/2019

Lucketts Bluegrass is an all volunteer organization and today’s event couldn’t have been the smashing success it was without the tireless efforts and generosity of spirit of these two folks. A round of applause for Jeff Ludin and Karen Capell.

Two of the stars of today’s Festival.  A big thank you to the talented Chris Teskey, Program Director at Bluegrass Cou...
09/14/2019

Two of the stars of today’s Festival.

A big thank you to the talented Chris Teskey, Program Director at Bluegrass Country Radio, for emceeing and to Paul Hope, of Lucketts Bluegrass, for making the music sound so good!

Bluegrass Country Radio

A fabulous day of music with old friends and new.  The Grascals carrying it home!  Sweet.
09/14/2019

A fabulous day of music with old friends and new. The Grascals carrying it home! Sweet.

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper!!
09/14/2019

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper!!

Temperature is rising!  Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have taken the stage.
09/14/2019

Temperature is rising! Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have taken the stage.

Hillbilly Gypsies - oh yes!!!!
09/14/2019

Hillbilly Gypsies - oh yes!!!!

Man About a Horse is tearing it up!
09/14/2019

Man About a Horse is tearing it up!

09/13/2019
Country Music PBS

🎼 Music filled weekend ahead of us!! 🎼

Tomorrow - you join us for the Lucketts Bluegrass Festival.

Sunday - tune in for the first installment of Ken Burns’ country music documentary on PBS.

Explore the songs, stories and stars behind a uniquely American art form in the eight-part Ken Burns series #CountryMusicPBS, premiering on PBS this Sun at 8/7c.

More about the long history of bluegrass in the DC area.  We’ve been keeping that tradition alive since 1974!  Come be...
09/13/2019
The Stoneman Sisters | Country Music in Washington

More about the long history of bluegrass in the DC area.

We’ve been keeping that tradition alive since 1974! Come be a part of it this Saturday at the inaugural Lucketts Bluegrass Festival!

WETA profiles the last surviving members of Washington’s legendary Stoneman Family.

We’re ready for some fun!  Are you?  Saturday we’ll be hosting the hottest event in the DC Metro.  🔥https://www.f...
09/09/2019

We’re ready for some fun! Are you? Saturday we’ll be hosting the hottest event in the DC Metro. 🔥

https://www.festival.luckettsbluegrass.com

We’ll be at the Mohican Bluegrass Festival and the inaugural Lucketts Bluegrass Festival (Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation) this weekend! Who’s ready for some bluegrass fun?!?!

If you missed last night, check your PBS listings for rebroadcast or watch online.
09/09/2019
Live at the Ryman | Ken Burns

If you missed last night, check your PBS listings for rebroadcast or watch online.

Join a lineup of celebrated artists for a concert celebrating the film by Ken Burns.

Address

Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd
Leesburg, VA
20176

General information

The Lucketts Bluegrass concert Series is America’s longest running, continually scheduled bluegrass concert series, an achievement for which Lucketts was awarded the Virginia Folk Music Association Distinguished Achievement Award in 2010. Lucketts Bluegrass began on January 12th of 1974 at the Old School House in Lucketts, Virginia—where it remains today. The Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation, sponsor of the concerts, has built upon the deep cultural heritage long-resident across Blue Ridge; where generations of musicians have picked, sung, and handed down Appalachian mountain music from generation to generation. In doing so, something very special was created—a nationally-recognized series that has had the honor of presenting literally hundreds of performances by local, regional, and national bands from Ralph Stanley and Mel Goins to the Seldom Scene, The Country Gentlemen, and Nothin’ Fancy. It has been referred to as “the Ryman of bluegrass”…a reference to Nashville’s Ryman auditorium, the long-time home of the Grand Ole Opry. One of the truly significant events in the rich history of Lucketts Bluegrass was the recording of The Johnson Mountain Boys, Grammy-nominated Rounder Records album, “At the Old Schoolhouse” on the Lucketts stage. Making this recording even more special is that The Johnson Mountain Boys selected this evening as their final performance—an honor that remains an indelible symbol of the role Lucketts Bluegrass has played in preserving and growing Bluegrass as a cultural treasure over the last 38 years. Today, Lucketts Bluegrass continues to host national talents like Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers or Dry Branch Fire Squad…performances not to be missed. On Saturday nights, you can often stop by and see National award-winning bands including recipients of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) National Bands of the Year, Vocalists of the Year, and Instrumentalists of the Year on the Lucketts stage…don’t be late seats do go quickly! Bluegrass, however, is not only about the national acts; it is also about preserving the music, culture, and passion from generation to generation. To this end, Lucketts Bluegrass remains a nationally-recognized venue for local and regional bands to stand where many of Bluegrass’ best come to play. It is this deeply-rooted tradition of families making the unique music of the Blue Ridge that is the core of the Lucketts Bluegrass annual schedule. This heritage is often seen as Performers at Lucketts often tell of the time when their parents’ played on the Lucketts stage—a tradition we are particularly proud of. The Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation is beginning to take an even more active role in the preservation of our shared cultural heritage—reaching beyond our 38-year history of weekly music performances to broader preservation activities. Recognizing that much of this cultural heritage remains an unwritten history that has survived within families; we are beginning to reach out to today’s children…sharing across the generations the musical history of immigrants that settled in the Blue Ridge many generations ago. When they came to America, they brought with them the music of their homelands. Over the years, Scottish and Irish populations moved further down the Shenandoah Valley. Eventually the Americanized Celtic music intermingled with the African-American culture, which introduced the banjo, and eventually evolved into what is now called “old-time” or Appalachian Mountain music. By the 1930's the depression forced many young residents of the mountains of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Eastern Kentucky to leave the family “home-place” to find work in the cities. Bluegrass music is, in part, an urban music of these displaced workers who reminisced about the families and farms in the mountain “hollers.” The result was classic bluegrass songs such as “My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains,” “West Virginia, My Home,” and “I’d Like to Wander Back to the Old Home,” all of which have been and will continue to be performed on the Lucketts stage. It is this special local heritage that the Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation is striving to preserve and pass on to the next generation. To ensure the music continues, the Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation has formed an endowment to raise monies that will provide sustaining support for cultural awareness, musical education, and continuation of the 26 Saturday-night performances each year (October through April) at a modest cost and to support events like the Lucketts Fair (10,000-12,000 attendees annually) and our annual Lucketts Bluegrass Picking Party—a free event that reaches out to amateurs and professionals alike. With your help, our all-volunteer staff can continue to pass-down the rich musical heritage of the Blue Ridge to a new generation so that they too can appreciate what the Washingtonian calls the “Schoolhouse Stomp,” in Lucketts where “Saturday nights…are for old-fashioned, foot-tapping music.” The Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization; your donations are tax deductable.

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Saturday 17:00 - 22:00

Telephone

(703) 771-5281

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