Rescheduled: Bluegrass Heritage Festival and Texas State Championships

We’ve rescheduled the Bluegrass Heritage Festival and Texas State Championships, previously set for May 1-3, for April 23-25, 2021

And we’ve re-booked the ENTIRE lineup for the Bluegrass Heritage Festival, including the Lonesome River Band, Byron Berline Band, Breaking Grass, and Purple Hulls, for the weekend of April 23-25, 2021.  If you already have tickets, you don’t have to do anything other than show up!  Tickets and sponsor packages remain in full force, and you’ll have your reserved seats when you arrive.  We’ll have lots of picking and fun between now and then, but will look forward to gathering together next April.  Thank you for your support!  

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. 


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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!
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Bluegrass Heritage Foundation Friends and Partners

DoubleTree Near the Galleria
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
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.

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