Welcome to Lucketts Bluegrass!
On January 12, 1974, the first bluegrass show was held at the
Lucketts Schoolhouse, now known as the Lucketts Community Center. Since
then, a concert has been held every Saturday night between October and
April excepting the few Saturdays during the holiday season. The
Lucketts Bluegrass Concert Series series is one of the longest running,
continuously scheduled bluegrass series in the world.
Today, the concerts continue much as they were in the early
except for the identity of the musicians standing on stage. Now, many
performers such as Larry Stephenson, Danny Paisley and Ronnie Reno to
name just a few, are sons and daughters of the first generation of
Lucketts pickers. Top names in bluegrass have always appeared at
Lucketts including the likes of Ralph Stanley, Larry Sparks, The Seldom
Scene and the Dry Branch Fire Squad, but a good number of the show
dates have always been reserved for local and regional bands seeking a
recognized venue where they could play before an enthusiastic and
The Old Schoolhouse shows are run by volunteers who make up
non-profit Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation. The bands are paid from the
admissions collected at the gate, of which they receive most of the
proceeds. Our loyal fans also benefit by seeing first-rate bluegrass at
a modest price, and of course, the Foundation benefits by being able to
sponsor the shows and keep the tradition going.
Lucketts Bluegrass is sponsored in part by the Virginia Commission for
the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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