Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation

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

Mission: Bluegrass Concerts every Saturday from October through April except on major holiday weekends. Show time is 7 PM. Doors open at 6pm. Food and beverages available.

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Remembering Robert M. Veatch, PhD 1939-2020 » The Kennedy Institute of Ethics

We are heartbroken to lose Bob Veatch, the president and a founding member of The Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation. We will miss his presence at bluegrass shows and especially his booming voice announcing, "It's 7:00. It's time for bluegrass!" Robert M. Veatch, PhD, Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Professor Emeritus of Medical Ethics, and a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Georgetown University died Monday, November 9, 2020 at age 81 after a short illness.

Nice to see these two!

The Legend Continues with Patuxent Records

Missing live Lucketts Bluegrass concerts? Tune in this Friday, November 13!

3:00 PM James King Band, recorded live January 15, 2011

4:15 PM Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, recorded live November 4, 2017

Listen on 88.5 HD-2, at or on the Bluegrass Country app for your smartphone!

Special Broadcast...Friday, 10/30, at 3:00-5:00
Bluegrass Country Radio will air the concert performed by Larry Sparks at Lucketts on July 5, 2019. Thanks to radio host Chris Teskey for broadcasting a series of concerts recorded LIVE. Tune in on your HD radio, your phone app or at


Last month Lucketts was honored to host the Johnson Mountain Boys induction ceremony into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.

You'll have an opportunity to listen to the ceremony, an interview conducted that day by acclaimed radio personality, Lee Michael Demsey, plus over twenty of the band's tunes, from their illustrious career, spanning the 1980's and into the early 90's.

Please tune in this Friday 10/23 from 7:00-9:00pm ET to the Open Mic program on Bluegrass Country Radio.

The program will be repeated on the Lee Michael Demsey show on Saturday 11/7 from 10:00am-1:00pm ET.

Edward Eugene Sparks Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information

Our heartfelt condolences to Larry Sparks and his family. Share Memories & Support the Family.

Two for Tuesday! I use Bluegrass Country Radio app on my phone.

On tonight's TWO FOR TUESDAY show on Bluegrass Country Radio from 6-7pm, I'll feature the latest music The Grascals, Williamson Branch, Carolina Blue, Rhonda Vincent, Becky Buller, Stephen Mougin, High Fidelity, Circa Blue and more! Be sure to tune in!

Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation

Hope you enjoy this great gospel number performed by the Mill Run Bluegrass Band on the old schoolhouse stage in 2017.

"How Great Thou Art"
March 25, 2017

Tonight's news: sales of musical instruments are soaring! Music is healing! If you have been thinking of learning to play an instrument, it is time to start.

[10/16/20]   Thank you Bluegrass Country Radio for broadcasting Becky Buller's February 22 concert at Lucketts. It sounds terrific!

Every Sunday!

Tune in this Sunday to Stained Glass Bluegrass with Ivy Sheppard
listen to good bluegrass gospel each Sunday six until 10am!

Will the Circle Be Unbroken from 2020 IBMA Awards Show

Today's gospel number is from Thursday evening's IBMA Awards Show.

The all star finale for the 2020 IBMA Virtual Awards Show.

Sister Sadie Named “Entertainer of the Year” At 31st Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards presented by Count On Me NC - The Country Note

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! Nashville, Tennessee — Sister Sadie – Tina Adair, Dale Ann Bradley, Gena Britt and Deanie Richardson – won the coveted “Entertainer of the Year” Award at Read More

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Here's an old gospel number to brighten your Sunday, performed in April 2017 by The Little Roy and Lizzy Show.

Simply beautiful! Dedicated to their friend "The Sheriff" and his wife Cheryl who were in the audience tonight.

"Uncloudy Day"
April 22, 2017

Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers

This video has received over 2 MILLION views! Please share it with your friends and help us get it to 3 million!

Former members of the Johnson Mountain Boys gathered at the old schoolhouse today to film their acceptance into the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. The film will be shown at the virtual IBMA Awards Ceremony.

Track Premiere: Fiddler's Pastime from Bronwyn Keith-Hines - Bluegrass Today

Twin fiddles and a Bill Monroe/Kenny Rogers classic! Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, who graced the Lucketts stage last season, teams up with Laura Orshaw. Wow! To celebrate today's release of her solo project, Fiddler's Pastime, Bronwyn Keith-Hines has agreed to share the title cut with our readers.

Track Premiere: The Happiness Of Having You from Linda Lay - Bluegrass Today

Look who Mountain Fever Records just signed! Mountain Fever Records moves fast! Not two weeks from announcing the signing of bluegrass singer Linda Lay to the label, they have released a first single.

Mike Mitchell Band

Our friend, Mike Mitchell, just released a terrific new single!

There's no better time to be thinking about coming home.

Steve Gulley passes - Bluegrass Today We have learned that Steve Gulley, bluegrass singing and songwriting icon, has passed away this evening in Knoxville. He was 57 years old.

Kenny Ingram passes - Bluegrass Today

Sad news... The bluegrass music world is in shock today at the news that banjo player Kenny Ingram died yesterday after suffering a massive stroke. He was 67 years old.

Eddie Stubbs is retiring after 25 years as the 'Opry' announcer After 25 years as the announcer for the "Grand Ole Opry," Eddie Stubbs just made another big announcement: he's retiring.

Winchester musicians headed to Bluegrass Hall of Fame WINCHESTER — City residents can now boast that they live alongside two Hall of Fame musicians.

America The Beautiful

Happy Independence Day! Sonny Osborne played this at the 2001 IBMA Awards, just weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Provided to YouTube by Syntax Creative America The Beautiful · Sonny Osborne Ultimate Banjo ℗ 2012 Pinecastle Records Released on: 2009-02-10 Main Artist: so...

Johnson Mountain Boys-With Body and Soul

IBMA announced the Johnson Mountain Boys will be Bluegrass Hall of Famers this year. Here they are at the old Lucketts schoolhouse in 1988.

This is from the 2/20/88 show in Lucketts, VA and is some the best live bluegrass ever recorded.

Nominations for the 31st Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards Announced - IBMA Nominations for the 31st Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards Announced Due to a tie, there are six nominees for “Entertainer of the Year”: Balsam Range, Billy Strings, Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Sister Sadie, and Special Consensus IBMA Announces 2020 Annual Inductees to the Blu...

Tune in Friday!

Tune in to SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction this Friday, June 26 at 10am Central to hear nominees announced for the 31st Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards. We will also be announcing our 2020 Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductees and IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award recipients. #IBMAWOB2020

Doc and Merle Watson - Summertime

It's official! ☀️📣 It's summertime!

Lester Flatt was born this day in 1914 in Duncan's Chapel, Tennessee. His stage presence, warm singing, solid rhythm guitar playing, and songwriting endeared himself to many country and bluegrass music fans.

Meet Gibson Davis, the next generation of bluegrass - Bluegrass Today

We enjoyed meeting Gibson at the Lucketts Bluegrass Festival in September. He was there with his dad, Chris Davis of The Grascals, who was with one of four terrific performing bands! Bluegrass Today speaks with Gibson Davis, a 14 yesr old, 3rd generation bluegrass musician and banjo player from West Virginia.

IBMA World of Bluegrass to be a VIRTUAL EVENT in 2020

Adapting to unprecedented times!

Full Press Release: The International Bluegrass Music Association's Executive Director, Paul Schiminger, ann...

High Fidelity- Banjo Player’s Blues review

A new release from a band loved by Lucketts Bluegrass patrons . . . High Fidelity Banjo Player’s Blues Rebel Records Capsule: Bluegrass music performed to the highest level by youthful revisionists. Paragraph to get to the point: When the history of bluegrass music…

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Let your light shine! Enjoy this clip from the old schoolhouse stage, performed on December 14, 2019.

Performed by Tom Mindte, Mason Via, and Ben Somerville on December 14, 2019 at the Lucketts Community Center.

A Folded Flag - by Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers - Bluegrass Music

Remembering the brave sacrifice of men and women who have died serving our country...

Bluegrass, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers "A Folded Flag" Memorial Day Song. We appreciate our Veterans and honoring them every chance we have is very im...

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Videos (show all)

Listening to the Rain
Pike County Jail
Little Maggie
Rosin on the Gourd
Let Me Fall - 4/27/2019
"Hey Porter" by Jeff Scroggins and Colorado 3/17/2018
Back Up and Push
Bluegrass Melodies
Black Mountain Rag recorded January 20, 2018
Margie performed by Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass
Good Time Get Together
In the Pines





Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd
Leesburg, VA

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.

Opening Hours

Saturday 17:00 - 22:00
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