Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation

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

Happy Birthday Lincoln Hensley!
05/16/2019

Happy Birthday Lincoln Hensley!

Hey, it’s this guy’s birthday today! Join us in wishing the happiest 21st birthday, (yes he’s 21😄) to Lincoln Hensley!🥳🎉🎈

Rebel Records Leanna Price Lauren Price Napier

The Price Sisters
05/05/2019

The Price Sisters

Thanks to everyone who came out and filled the house for our first performance at the Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation, it was a great night! We hope to make it up your way again soon!

Rebel Records Lauren Price Napier Leanna Price Lincoln Hensley Bobby Osborne Jr. Scott Napier

Oh and did we mention the shoes??  Envy of every woman in the audience!
05/05/2019

Oh and did we mention the shoes?? Envy of every woman in the audience!

We thought playing the Old Luckett’s Schoolhouse last night would be the perfect place to break in our authentic 1940’s red leather pumps.✨

Lauren Price Napier Leanna Price

What an exciting send off for our 45th season! WETA was in the house taping for an online segment that will be a lead up...
05/05/2019

What an exciting send off for our 45th season!

WETA was in the house taping for an online segment that will be a lead up to the fall release of Ken Burns' new documentary about the history of country music. (Harken back to the late 1980's when WETA filmed The Johnson Mountain Boys on that very same stage!)

The Price Sisters made their Old Schoolhouse debut and the audience fell in love with them instantly! This band is comprised of such talented young performers who skillfully pay homage to the bluegrass greats such as Bill Monroe but imbue the music with their own fresh style.

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who came to the show last night and to ALL of the great bands, volunteers, and audience supporters who helped make this season such a success!

***  TONIGHT  ***We've had so much fun in this, our 45th season, and tonight we bid it a fond farewell.  It's only fitti...
05/04/2019

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We've had so much fun in this, our 45th season, and tonight we bid it a fond farewell. It's only fitting that we send it off on a very high note with The Price Sisters!

Bluegrass Today said "Performers like the Price Sisters demonstrate that the future of bluegrass music is in very good hands indeed." We agree.

Let's fill every seat in the house!

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

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17): $5.00
Under 3: Free

Sad news for the bluegrass community.
05/03/2019

Sad news for the bluegrass community.

Farewell John Starling. Singer of songs, healer of wounds. Unforgettable and unsurpassed. We extend heartfelt condolences to his family and friends on this sad day.

Great drive home music tonight!! ❤️Are you coming to see The Price Sisters onstage at Lucketts this Saturday 5/4?Blu...
05/02/2019

Great drive home music tonight!! ❤️

Are you coming to see The Price Sisters onstage at Lucketts this Saturday 5/4?

Bluegrass Country Radio

05/01/2019
The Price Sisters Midnight on the Stormy Deep

Something truly magical about sibling harmonies (think the Louvin Brothers, the McLain Family Band, and the Lewis Family for starters!)

The Price Sisters is one of the most exciting groups to come along in recent years and we're thrilled that they'll be closing out our very successful 45th season. Come join us this Saturday 5/4.

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

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17): $5.00
Under 3: Free

RFD-TV

04/29/2019
Let Me Fall

Performed by The South Carolina Broadcasters at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse on April 27, 2019,

The bluegrass DNA up on that stage tonight was unparalleled.  The Paisley and Lundy families are icons in the bluegrass ...
04/28/2019

The bluegrass DNA up on that stage tonight was unparalleled.

The Paisley and Lundy families are icons in the bluegrass music industry so it's like old home week when they return to Lucketts with the amazing talents of Mark Delaney rounding out the family tree.

Such a fantastic show!

A smidge of old-time and a smidge of bluegrass straight from the Carolinas is the recipe for a great kick off for the ev...
04/28/2019

A smidge of old-time and a smidge of bluegrass straight from the Carolinas is the recipe for a great kick off for the evening!

Such a delight to hear Bluegrass Country Radio personality Ivy Sheppard and her husband David making authentic toe tappin' music along with Jackson Cunningham and Stu Geisbert.

***  TONIGHT  ***Hottest ticket in town!  🎟🔥  Two unforgettable bands.  Make sure you arrive early to guarantee yo...
04/27/2019

*** TONIGHT ***

Hottest ticket in town! 🎟🔥 Two unforgettable bands. Make sure you arrive early to guarantee your seat.

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

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17): $5.00
Under 3: Free

04/26/2019
South Carolina Broadcasters - The Storm / Sally Ann Johnson [Live at WAMU's Bluegrass Country]

Love that old time sound?

Tomorrow, Saturday 4/27, The South Carolina Broadcasters will be opening for Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass. It's going to be a very special evening and we don't want you to miss it!

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

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17) $5.00
Under 3: Free

The South Carolina Broadcasters perform "The Storm' and "Sally Ann Johnson" live in the Washington, DC studios of WAMU's Bluegrass Country. Listen live: http...

04/25/2019
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass - "Margie" - Radio Bristol Sessions

We have a bluegrass dream lineup this Saturday 4/27!

Headlining will be the 2016 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass. This band is a Lucketts favorite and will become one of yours too!

Kicking off the evening will be The South Carolina Broadcasters. Fans of Bluegrass Country Radio will be tickled to see popular radio personality Ivy S Sheppard onstage.

Doors at 6:00pm. Show at 7:00pm. See you there!

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17): $5.00
Under 3: Free

Live Radio Bristol Session with Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass recorded at the 2017 International Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC.

Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass
04/23/2019

Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass

We’re looking forward to an incredible show this Saturday at the historic Lucketts Schoolhouse! We will be performing along with the South Carolina Broadcasters! This is certainly a show you do not want to miss! We can’t wait to see you there! Show starts at 7:00pm!

04/22/2019
Bluegrass Breakdown

Performed by Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper to a full house at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse on April 20, 2019.

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
04/20/2019

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Yessir!  We’re off and running.  What a great night we have ahead of us.  Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are tearing ...
04/20/2019

Yessir! We’re off and running. What a great night we have ahead of us. Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are tearing it up!

04/20/2019

The excitement is mounting! Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper takes the stage in a few minutes and we’re SOLD OUT! Let the fun begin! 🎼🎈💥

***   TONIGHT   ***11 time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will be back on the Old School...
04/20/2019

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11 time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will be back on the Old Schoolhouse stage and we want you to join us! What a great way to kick off the holiday weekend - bring your friends, bring your relatives from out of town. We're ready to have a good time.

Doors at 6:00pm. Show at 7:00pm. Arrive early to get a seat.

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17): $5.00
Under 3: Free

04/18/2019
Black Mountain Rag - Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Videos are wonderful things but you have the chance to see the incredible Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper live onstage at Lucketts this Saturday 4/20! Don't let this opportunity pass you by.

Doors at 6:00pm. Show at 7:00pm. Arrive early to be guaranteed a seat.

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17): $5.00
Under 3: Free

What a photo!
04/15/2019

What a photo!

The Masters of Bluegrass...

L-R: Mac Wiseman, Jim & Jesse McReynolds, Bill Monroe, and Ralph Stanley

04/14/2019
Jolene

We had a blast tonight! Every Saturday, during the season, we're blessed to see some of the best bluegrass acts from around the country. Monroe Crossing shared their rich talents from the great state of Minnesota. Warm, funny, gorgeous harmonies, and boy can they play. They had the Old Schoolhouse rockin' ❤️

***  TONIGHT  ***We're ready for some toe tappin' bluegrass fun!  Please join us tonight as we welcome Monroe Crossing t...
04/13/2019

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We're ready for some toe tappin' bluegrass fun! Please join us tonight as we welcome Monroe Crossing to the historic Old Schoolhouse stage. It's a show you don't want to miss.

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

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17): $5.00
Under 3: Free

04/11/2019
Monroe Crossing

Bluegrass with a sense of humor! From the Laundromat to Lucketts! We love them and we know you will too - and yes, they really do play great bluegrass in Minnesota!

Don't miss Monroe Crossing this Saturday 4/13.

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

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17): $5.00
Under 3: Free

What an absolute joy to welcome this band to Lucketts!  Every song performed with such heartfelt emotion, commitment, an...
04/07/2019

What an absolute joy to welcome this band to Lucketts! Every song performed with such heartfelt emotion, commitment, and sense of enjoyment. The audience loved singing along on the gospel medley too. What a wonderful night!

***   TONIGHT   ***The hottest ticket in town will be right here!A few short years ago Dave Adkins' self titled album de...
04/06/2019

*** TONIGHT ***

The hottest ticket in town will be right here!

A few short years ago Dave Adkins' self titled album debuted in the #1 spot on the Billboard top bluegrass album chart. His voice has been described as "big as a mountain sky" by Bluegrass Today.

Come see this incredible vocalist/songwriter backed by some of the best musicians in the business.

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

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17): $5.00
Under 3: Free

#bluegrasscountry

We are so excited to welcome Dave Adkins to the Lucketts old schoolhouse stage tomorrow night, 4/6/2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Yo...
04/05/2019
20 Things you didn't know about Dave Adkins - Bluegrass Today

We are so excited to welcome Dave Adkins to the Lucketts old schoolhouse stage tomorrow night, 4/6/2019 at 7:00 p.m. You won't want to miss his Lucketts debut!

There is no mistaking the raw and powerful vocals of singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Adkins. His significant chart success, coupled with his stellar live performances, have made him one of most talked-about male vocalists in acoustic music.

04/04/2019
Dave Adkins, A Few Old Memories

We're thrilled that the Dave Adkins Band will be here this Saturday, 4/6!

Dave's powerful interpretation of this Hazel Dickens classic brings back fond memories of when she appeared on the Old Schoolhouse stage.

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

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17): $5.00
Under 3: Free

#bluegrasscountry

Dave Adkins releases a fresh single with a raw and powerful performance of the Hazel Dickens’ classic “A Few Old Memories” on the CD, Chad Darou’s “Raising t...

Lucketts wants to support this important initiative and will follow Sirius XM’s lead by only allowing songs featuring ...
04/01/2019
IBMA announces new award for drummers - Bluegrass Today

Lucketts wants to support this important initiative and will follow Sirius XM’s lead by only allowing songs featuring drums to be played on the Old Schoolhouse stage.

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced this morning the addition of a new honor among its annual International Bluegrass Music Awards.

Bluegrass fans are out in force tonight.  Packed house for the unforgettable DRY BRANCH FIRE SQUAD!!
03/30/2019

Bluegrass fans are out in force tonight. Packed house for the unforgettable DRY BRANCH FIRE SQUAD!!

***  TONIGHT  ***Truly one of a kind!  Makes you laugh, puts a tear in your eye, but always surrounds you with the sweet...
03/30/2019

*** TONIGHT ***

Truly one of a kind! Makes you laugh, puts a tear in your eye, but always surrounds you with the sweetest bluegrass sound. Join us for a special evening with DRY BRANCH FIRE SQUAD.

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

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17): $5.00
Under 3: Free

#bluegrasscountry

03/28/2019
Orphan Child by Dry Branch Fire Squad

"Ron Thomason has become to bluegrass what Will Rogers was to the country - a gentle conscience that makes us laugh, but keeps us thinking too." -- Chris Stuart, Bluegrass Unlimited

This opportunity only comes once a year! Don't miss DRY BRANCH FIRE SQUAD at Lucketts this Saturday 3/30!

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

03/24/2019
Bluegrass Melodies

Performed by Carolina Blue on March 23, 2019 at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse

Bluegrass is alive and well and pulsating with energy in the hands of this terrific band!  Tonight's audience loved the ...
03/24/2019

Bluegrass is alive and well and pulsating with energy in the hands of this terrific band! Tonight's audience loved the Bill Monroe classics along with the other great numbers. What a show!

03/23/2019
Carolina Blue

Getting close! Show starts at 7:00pm so get in your car and come on over!! Going to be one heck of a show tonight!

*** TONIGHT ***Bluegrass is calling us - how about you?  Well, come out and hear some of the finest music coming straigh...
03/23/2019

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Bluegrass is calling us - how about you?

Well, come out and hear some of the finest music coming straight out of beautiful Western North Carolina. Carolina Blue will be making their Lucketts debut and we couldn't be more excited!

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

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17): $5.00
Under 3: Free

Bluegrass Country Radio Bluegrass Country Foundation DC Radio

03/20/2019
Bluegrass Trail - Carolina Blue - Longing For Home

This Saturday, Carolina Blue will be at the old schoolhouse in Lucketts, Virginia! This Brevard, North Carolina band plays some of the finest traditional bluegrass you will ever hear. Join us at 7:00!

Carolina Blue perform “Longing for Home” on “The Bluegrass Trail.”

You're going on an exciting ride once you hear that first note!  If you've ever attended a performance by this group you...
03/17/2019

You're going on an exciting ride once you hear that first note! If you've ever attended a performance by this group you'll understand why they are so beloved. Fantastic show tonight!

***  TONIGHT ***We're ready!  Be a part of the fun as we give The Little Roy and Lizzy Show a big welcome back to Lucket...
03/16/2019

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We're ready! Be a part of the fun as we give The Little Roy and Lizzy Show a big welcome back to Lucketts tonight.

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

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17): $5.00
Under 3: Free

03/15/2019
Uncloudy Day

Little Roy may tickle your funny bone but don't let that fool you! You're going to hear some really beautiful music. Join us this Saturday as The Little Roy and Lizzy Show bring their own special brand of bluegrass back to the Old Schoolhouse.

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

Adults: $17.00
Kids (3-17) $5.00
Under 3: Free

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

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(703) 771-5281

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