Live bluegrass is back at Lucketts!
The long-running series of Saturday night bluegrass music concerts returns this fall after being shut down by Covid the last couple of years. Fourteen top bands have been booked for the season which begins October 15 and runs through April 22.
For the last 47 years, the little community of Lucketts, Virginia has hosted Saturday night bluegrass music concerts at a historic former schoolhouse. In fact, the Lucketts Bluegrass Series has been called “the Grand Ole Opry of Bluegrass Music.”
Bringing music to the old Lucketts Schoolhouse was the brainchild of local musician E.J. Spence, who thought a music hall would be a great alternative to the bars that hosted most bluegrass shows in the 70s. He and some friends organized the shows, kept the building in shape and began to build a reputation as a family-friendly place to hear great music.
Over the years, the reputation grew, and today Lucketts is a mecca for bluegrass bands and fans. The building has been restored, by the Saturday night shows are organized and run by volunteers, under the auspices of the nonprofit Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation, in collaboration with the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
Doors open at 6 pm for the Saturday shows, and showtime is 7 pm. Snacks, hot dogs, barbecue and beverages are available. Park in the adjacent fieod, the elementary school or the Lucketts Community Park.
For more information on Lucketts Bluegrass, go to luckettsbluegrass.org.