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.

Let Me Fall - 4/27/2019

Old-time bluegrass music at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse performed by The South Carolina Broadcasters last April!

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Bluegrass fans and musicians mourn Frank Jurney, a ‘true gentleman’

winchesterstar.com BERRYVILLE — Bluegrass musicians must be playing in a minor key this week.

"Hey Porter" by Jeff Scroggins and Colorado 3/17/2018

The Old Schoolhouse in Lucketts, Virginia is closed this spring, but you can enjoy Greg Blake singing this Johnny Cash classic. What is your favorite Johnny Cash song?

Lizzy Long

Friday April 3rd at 7:00pm Eastern will be our next online show! Mark your calendars!

Rosin on the Gourd

The Lucketts audience enjoyed Andrew Vogts and Victor Furtado on April 29, 2017. It was fun to read about Victor in the Washington Post Magazine this weekend!
Check it out! https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/steve-martin-gave-this-banjo-prodigy-from-northern-virginia-a-50000-prize/2020/03/20/3f80b572-58c4-11ea-9b35-def5a027d470_story.html

Back Up and Push

Here's a great one performed by Only Lonesome on March 9, 2019 at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse. What's your favorite Bill Monroe tune?

Bluegrass Melodies

The schoolhouse is shuttered today, but you can enjoy this performance by Carolina Blue on March 23, 2019 at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse. Check out our video library for more great recordings.

Margie performed by Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass

A Danny Paisley favorite recorded live at the Old Schoolhouse on March 3, 2018. We look forward to this great band's return to the old Lucketts schoolhouse next season in better times!

Nothin' Fancy

Hope you get some inspiration from Chris Sexton of Nothin' Fancy.

I'll start this show. This song isn't bluegrass, but at times like these music and art of any kind is the only thing we have to keep us bonded together though we are miles apart.

We have a virtual tip jar account set up, and it is my hope that if any of you see this video or the video from Mike posted recently from his home in Ohio, you might feel moved to donate. Thank you so much in advance.

paypal.me/mama2mtw

Sideline

A heart-felt message from Sideline.

A message from all of us to all of you. We know things are tough for everyone right now, but we can pull through it together. Before we know it they'll be back to normal. Just keep your chin up and your hands clean!
We're streaming live tomorrow with an inpromtu concert and hang out with the band! Please join us at 7:00pm EDT to join in on the fun.
Stay strong! #StayStrong #Sideline #COVID_19

Lizzy Long

The Little Roy and Lizzy Show are ready for their online show tonight, March 20, at 7:00 p.m. Let's support them and enjoy some bluegrass music!

Check with new 50/25 internet. GOT IT GOING YAY!

show tomorrow at 7:00pm
Donations
The Little Roy and Lizzy Show
1636 Washington Hwy
Lincolnton Ga 30817

https://www.littleroyandlizzy.com

The old Lucketts schoolhouse is shuttered this Saturday, but you can enjoy great bluegrass music from your home!

When: Saturday, March 21st - 8pm ET!
What: Facebook LIVE Concert!
Details: No ticket required to watch but donations will be accepted. A portion of every dollar donated will be given to the International Bluegrass Music Association Bluegrass Trust Fund. The Bluegrass Trust Fund (officially the “IBMA Trust”) was established in 1987 as a means to offer financial assistance to bluegrass music professionals in time of emergency need.

We sure hope you will be part of the fun because we ALL need it! #musicheals

East Public Relations Roe Entertainment Billy Blue Records

Good Time Get Together

We sure missed The Little Roy and Lizzy Show on Saturday! Check out "Good Time Get Together" recorded March 10, 2018

5 minutes from now!

Are you stuck at home tonight? Are you sad at the prospect of no live music for awhile? No worries! I’ve got ya covered! Join me at 9pm ET right here on Facebook for some fiddlin’ around!

Lizzy Long

The Little Roy and Lizzy Show will have an online concert this Friday at 7:00. Lucketts fans can enjoy this entertaining band from the safety of their own living rooms! 🎵🎻😊

Here is a link if you want to donate or help with the online shows. You can write and mail a check to
Little Roy and Lizzy
1636 washington hwy
Lincolnton ga 30817
The online show will be Friday March, 20 at 7:00pm eastern time. On this Page, I will also share it to The Little Roy and Lizzy Show page. I was not able to set up a way to do tickets on FB yet...So right now, we will do it based on the honor system. Thank You! We love all of our fans and WANT to perform...Covid19 can't hold us down!

Mountain Fever Records

Here's how you can help our artists who have found themselves without gigs for the next couple months.

Blue Moon Rising, Amanda Cook, Irene Kelley, Kristy Cox, Breaking Grass, Volume Five, Dave Adkins, Junior Sisk Band, Nothin' Fancy, A Deeper Shade of Blue, Backline, Colebrook Road, Pi Jacobs, Tara Dente, The Churchmen, The Wildmans, Dana Cooper, The King James Boys, Lakeside Gospel, The Gospel Plowboys, After Jack, Summer & Bray, Hammertowne, ClayBank, Deer Creek Boys, Crowe Brothers, The Highland Travelers,

Top of Virginia Bluegrass Series

A good suggestion to help support musicians who are experiencing the financial impact of recent cancellations.

Bluegrass Friends. With concerts and shows being canceled please take time to go to the website of the bands you had planned to see and order their CD's direct from their site. This is one way we can support the music and the artist we love. Ordering direct from the artist maximizes the benefit both financially and emotionally as we navigate through this. If everybody spent on music what they would spend for a couple of (2) to go to the show it would go a long way in providing a light at the end of the tunnel for our music and those who make it.
Please share this if you will. #Bluegrassstrong.

International Bluegrass Music Association

Be safe, and keep picking!

**AN UPDATE FROM IBMA REGARDING COVID-19**

To Our Bluegrass Community,

As the global situation with COVID-19 continues to unfold, the IBMA is committed to assisting the entire bluegrass music community in whatever way possible. This includes sharing information on resources available to those concerned about an impact on their physical and financial well-being, in addition to updates on IBMA World of Bluegrass 2020.

To that end, we would like to update you on the following:

• We have created a Bluegrass Community Resource page on our website with pertinent information regarding COVID-19. Not only is this a hub for travel advisories and safety information, but also a way to help our fellow community members by offering recommendations for alternative revenue streams while live event cancellations continue. (https://loom.ly/MSG8QJc)

• As we plan for our event this fall, there are a number of short-term adjustments that we are carefully considering, including the possibility of delaying the opening date of ticket sales and hotel reservations. As of right now, there are no plans to cancel IBMA World of Bluegrass 2020. Given the level of uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, we do not want to make any rash decisions about an event so far in the future. We ask for your patience as we work closely with the City of Raleigh to monitor the situation. Our commitment to the health of each person in the bluegrass community is our main priority.

For further updates on the matter, please follow our social media accounts, join our mailing list, and visit ibma.org and worldofbluegrass.org.

Be safe, stay vigilant, and keep on pickin’!

The International Bluegrass Music Association

Friday, March 13th UPDATE:

https://luckettsbluegrass.org

Bluegrass Country Radio
DC Bluegrass Union

**** SHOW CANCELLED ****

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that this weekend's performance of The Little Roy and Lizzy Show will be cancelled due to the growing concern around the Corona Covid-19 virus.

Please stay tuned for details about upcoming events.

The Old Lucketts Schoolhouse is a Loudoun County Parks & Recreation facility. We will share updates as we receive them.

https://www.loudoun.gov/prcs

Bluegrass Country Radio
DC Bluegrass Union

In the Pines

Performed by David Davis & The Warrior River Boys on March 7, 2020. Robert Montgomery and Marty Hays hit some high and lonesome notes!

David Davis & the Warrior River Boys - 3/7/20

If you like your bluegrass straight up, it just doesn't get any better! High energy show from our Alabama friends. Simply wonderful!

If you like your bluegrass straight up, it just doesn't get any better! High energy show from our Alabama friends. Simply wonderful!

Crying to the Lord performed by the Warrior River Boys

David Davis & The Warrior River Boys are coming to the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse on Saturday night! Here is a sample that was recorded on April 7th, 2018.

David Davis & the Warrior River Boys

Leesburg, Virginia we are heading your direction Saturday! Join us at the Lucketts Community Center for the Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation Concert! So happy to be apart of this concert series! Doors open at 6:00pm with the show starting at 7pm. Tickets are $17 for adults ($5 for kids 3-17 and free for under 3).

Hope to see you Saturday!

#DDWRB #tourdates
The Andrea Roberts Agency
Rounder Records

washingtonpost.com

Perspective | Remembering John Duffey, who forged a new bluegrass in Washington

Washington D.C. based bluegrass musician, John Duffey, was born this day in 1934. He founded two of the most influential groups in bluegrass: The Country Gentlemen and The Seldom Scene.

washingtonpost.com A new biography riffs on the influential Seldom Scene singer and mandolin player.

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Doc Watson-Deep River Blues

Doc Watson was born this day in 1923 in Deep Gap, North Carolina. Among many honors, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1997. Was there ever such a flatpicker as Doc?

Doc Watson Performing Deep River Blues YOU GOT TO WATCH IT!!!!!

White Freightliner Blues

There's lots of energy at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse when the Hillbilly Gypsies hop on the White Freightliner.

"Wheel Hoss" performed by the Hillbilly Gypsies

If you can't wait until Saturday, here is a great one by the The Hillbilly Gypsies recorded at the Old Schoolhouse on March 31, 2018

Southern Flavor

The Becky Buller Band closes out her Lucketts premiere with a Bill Monroe classic.

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Ralph Stanley Clinch Mountain Backstep

Ralph Stanley was born 93 years ago in Dickenson County, Virginia. We sure do miss him!

BECKY BULLER BAND - 2/22/20

Still buzzing from Saturday night's show. Outstanding performance! Make sure to check out the video.

(Thanks to Ken Oyerly for sharing his photos!)

Still buzzing from Saturday night's show. Outstanding performance! Make sure to check out the video.

(Thanks to Ken Oyerly for sharing his photos!)

I Prayed For You

Becky Buller Band wowed the Lucketts audience on February 22. And check out the killer bass solo by Daniel Hardin!

Full house at the old schoolhouse tonight! Becky Buller Band

Joe Mullins gets 'em movin' at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse!

Not too long ago, it was common to see flat foot in the aisles.

bluegrasstoday.com

20 Things You Didn’t Know about Becky Buller - Bluegrass Today

The Becky Buller Band debuts at Lucketts Saturday, February 22! Here are some things you may not know about the award-winning singer/songwriter/fiddler!

For more information https://luckettsbluegrass.org/

bluegrasstoday.com This latest 20 Things article catches up with bluegrass songstress Becky Buller, award-winning fiddler, prolific songwriter, and high visibility band leader. Becky has spent her whole adult life in music, pitching songs and working as a supporting musician before venturing out on her own as a solo a...

Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers

We had a ball of fun this past weekend and it was jam-packed with shows. Special thanks to Susie Neel for capturing thee photos at Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation and to her husband, Chuck Neel, for sharing them with us!

Becky Buller Band

Becky Buller is coming to Lucketts!

We’re coming to Lucketts Bluegrass in Leesburg, VA, this Sa’urday night!

Deats at: http://beckybuller.com/tour
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Virginia is for Lovers Becky Buller Band

DC Bluegrass Union

Dark Shadow Recording

Wortman Works Media & Marketing

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Flatt & Scruggs - Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms

Happy Valentines Day. ❤️❤️❤️ Hope you are in your sweet baby's arms 😘😉

Flatt & Scruggs - Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms

Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers return to the Lucketts Community Center on February 15 at 7:00! Find out why they are IBMA's pick for Entertainer of the Year.
https://www.facebook.com/luckettsbluegrass/videos/616819402102690/

Performed by Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers in Lucketts Virginia on February 2, 2019

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California Report: Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers - Bluegrass Today

Joe Mullins -- banjo player, band leader, radio personality and IBMA President. Read all about him in this interview from Bluegrass Today. And come see Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse on February 15.

bluegrasstoday.com Ohio-based banjo player Joe Mullins, leader of the Radio Ramblers, has been playing bluegrass virtually his entire life.

SERENE GREEN - 2/8/20

Tonight we celebrated the outstanding bluegrass music coming from the state of Pennsylvania. We just can't get enough of this group. Great song writing, harmonies, and tight instrumentals.

Tonight we celebrated the outstanding bluegrass music coming from the state of Pennsylvania. We just can't get enough of this group. Great song writing, harmonies, and tight instrumentals.

THE JAKOBS FERRY STRAGGLERS - 2/8/20

A bit of bluegrass, a bit of old time, and a bit of Dolly to bring it on home! Fantastic Lucketts debut by this high energy and incredibly talented group.

A bit of bluegrass, a bit of old time, and a bit of Dolly to bring it on home! Fantastic Lucketts debut by this high energy and incredibly talented group.

Just 2 weeks until the Becky Buller Band performs on the historic old schoolhouse stage!

I’ll be playing at the Old Schoolhouse in Lucketts, VA on Feb 22nd with The Becky Buller Band which had me digging through an old scrapbook to find evidence of when I played there before. I found these flyers from 1988 when I first played there with Paul Adkins & The Borderline Band. Hoping to see some old friends when I’m there on the 22nd. Who’s coming to see us? @ Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation

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Videos (show all)

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
Margie performed by Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass
Good Time Get Together
In the Pines
Crying to the Lord performed by the Warrior River Boys
White Freightliner Blues
"Wheel Hoss" performed by the Hillbilly Gypsies
Southern Flavor

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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.

Opening Hours

Saturday 17:00 - 22:00
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