Bluegrass Heritage Festival logoIs the Bluegrass Heritage Festival 2020 Still On? 

(3/25/2020)  To all the fans, sponsors, and artists looking forward to the Bluegrass Heritage Festival and Texas State Championships: We are following the news about the virus but, with five weeks to go, we remain optimistic that there may be some progress so that our events can happen safely and as scheduled. We realize this appears unlikely but remain hopeful.  If it doesn’t work out, we’ll reschedule and notify everyone by e-mail and social media. Thank you for your support!  

Texas State Championship Plaque2020 Texas State Championship Contests
Banjo, Mandolin, and Guitar
Friday & Saturday, July 18-19, 2020
(this is the rescheduled date)

Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel
2645 LBJ Freeway, Farmers Branch Texas

Compete, watch, or be a sponsor!
See more on our State Championships page.

Bloomin’ Bluegrass is Oct. 16-17, 2020!

The band schedule is coming soon.  Get ready!
Reserve your room now!  Rates start at $99.

Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West
1590 LBJ Freeway, Farmers Branch Texas  75254

Find out more about the
Play It Forward®

Free Instrument Lending Program
for deserving young people. 
Apply or donate today!

Bluegrass Music and Bluegrass Music Festivals in TexasIf you want to connect with jammers, fans, bluegrass music festivals, and other bluegrass music events in Texas, then you’re in the right place. The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation exists to preserve and promote the heritage of bluegrass music. We focus on presenting bluegrass music and bluegrass music festivals in Texas. We work to educate people about our favorite kind of music in many ways, such as programs and workshops, public performances of bluegrass music, and the Bluegrass Heritage Radio Show. Because of our wonderful partnerships with cities around D/FW, many of our bluegrass music festivals are free with no ticket required! 

Of course, our most important effort is the free bluegrass instrument lending program for young people – Play It Forward!®  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with an all-volunteer staff that loves to present bluegrass music and bluegrass music festivals in Texas. Please contact us with any questions. 


Find out more about
volunteering with the
Bluegrass Heritage Foundation.
Hear what our volunteer
staffers have to say!
Find out more on our Volunteer page.

Alan Tompkins' Bluegrass Heritage Radio Show on KHYI-FM 95.3 in Dallas/Fort Worth and online at
The Bluegrass Heritage Radio Show features two hours of traditional and contemporary bluegrass from 10a-noon and again from 9p-11p every Sunday on KHYI-FM 95.3 The Range in Dallas/Fort Worth. The show can be heard live on the internet at

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Amazon has a program, AmazonSmile, that lets you help your favorite non-profit when you order gifts or other goodies. Just name Bluegrass Heritage Foundation as your favorite charity at, and Amazon donates .5% of eligible purchases to the Foundation!
There’s no cost to you.  Just login at rather than Amazon.  Every little bit helps!  Thank you!

Bluegrass Heritage Foundation Friends and Partners

Doug & Sharon Hotalen, Supporters and Friends of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
Staff Force, Friend and Supporter of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
Liberty Chiropractic
Ironhorse Commercial Construction, Supporter and Friend of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel
The City of Farmers Branch Texas
Southwest Airlines, Supporter and Friend of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music
Dallas Heritage Village
Wylie Downtown Merchants Association
Pizza Hut, Supporter and Friend of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
Southwest Bluegrass Club

The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers,
promoting bluegrass music in Texas. While it's free to get in the door to many of our events,
keeping the doors open isn't free. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Click the donate button to donate online.​




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