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Joe Val, New England’s Premier Winter Roots Music Festival, Feb 17-19

32nd Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalBoston, MA -- A unique, all-encompassing experience for music lovers of all ages – set to a rollicking, first-rate soundtrack – the 32nd Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, presented by the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU), takes place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 17-19, 2017, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA. Year after year, this nationally acclaimed celebration of bluegrass music continues to win new converts while delighting seasoned fans.

BBU Announces Fall Jam'n Weekend Coming Nov. 18-20

Boston Bluegrass UnionThe Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU) is happy to announce the seventh Jam'n Weekend at the historic Colonial Inn in Concord, MA. The dates are November 18-20, 2016. Just like the previous Jam'n Weekends, this is an indoor "non-festival" where you can jam all weekend long or attend instructor-led jams and free workshops (with your paid registration). The workshop and jam schedule will be posted soon.

Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Feb. 12 - 14. Framingham, MA

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalBoston, MA -- The Boston Bluegrass Union writes, "We're entering the homestretch ahead of next week's 31st Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, February 12 - 14, at the Sheraton Framingham. Everyone at the BBU and the Sheraton are making every effort to ensure you have a wonderful weekend. It looks to be a mighty fine time, with great lineups on the Main and Showcase stages, Master Classes, Workshops, Kids Academy, Vendors and much more."

31st Joe Val Festival February 12-14

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalJoin the Boston Bluegrass Union and celebrate the legacy of the late Joe Val with three big days of indoor bluegrass at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. The BBU has a great lineup of national and regional talent, expanded workshops, Kid’s Academy, music vendors, and round-the-clock jamming. Our 2006 event won the coveted “Event of the Year” award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Boston Bluegrass Union’s Jam’n this November 20-22 in Concord, MA

The Colonial InnBBU’s Jam’n is less than three weeks away! The dates are November 20-22, 2015. Our special block of rooms at the Colonial Inn is ending this Friday, November 6th, so if you’d like to stay over, call the Colonial Inn this week for a special rate of $149. The Colonial Inn has recently renovated their rooms, and you can reserve your room by calling the Colonial Inn directly at (877) 425-2081. Don't forget to mention whether you prefer a picking room or non-picking room.

Snow Doesn't Stop the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival!

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalWhile the Boston area has been blessed with extra white stuff this winter, we are ready to welcome you to the festival. As always, Joe Val will have great music, wonderful workshops and plenty of pickin', but we also offer the new Sunday night Dance Party! You won't want to miss this fun addition to the festival. Take a break from the shoveling and come join us at the Sheraton Framingham this coming weekend for the 30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. It promises to be a fantastic weekend. Something for everyone.

30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival February 13-15, 2015

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalBoston, MA -- Join the Boston Bluegrass Union and celebrate the legacy of the late Joe Val with three big days of indoor bluegrass at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. The BBU has a great lineup of national and regional talent, expanded workshops, Kid’s Academy, music vendors, and round-the-clock jamming. Our 2006 event won the coveted “Event of the Year” award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. 2015 is the 30th Anniversary of this wonderful event.

Boston Bluegrass Union Announces 2015 Heritage Awards

Boston, MA -- The Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 BBU Heritage Awards. These awards are presented each year by the BBU to honor artists and those working behind the scenes that have made substantial contributions to furthering bluegrass music in New England and beyond. The awards will be presented during the 30th annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Presidents Day Weekend, February 13-15, 2015, at the Sheraton Framingham, Framingham, MA.

30th Joe Val Bluegrass Music Festival Feb 13-15

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalJoin the Boston Bluegrass Union as they celebrate the legacy of the late Joe Val with three big days of indoor bluegrass at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. They have a great lineup of national and regional talent, expanded workshops, Kid’s Academy, music vendors, and round-the-clock jamming. Their 2006 event won the coveted “Event of the Year” award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. 2015 is the 30th Anniversary of this wonderful event.

30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival February 13-15, 2015

Del McCoury BandBoston, MA -- A unique, all-encompassing experience for music lovers of all ages – set to a rollicking, first-rate soundtrack – New England’s premier roots music festival, the 30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, presented by the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU), will take place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 13-15, 2015, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA. Year after year, this nationally acclaimed celebration of bluegrass music continues to win new converts while delighting seasoned veterans.

BBU Presents The Dry Branch Fire Squad, Sat. Oct. 25th

Dry Branch Fire SquadBoston, MA -- The Boston Bluegrass Union’s 39th concert season kicks off on Saturday, October 25th with a performance by longtime Boston area favorites The Dry Branch Fire Squad, along with Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys, at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA.

29th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival Feb 14-16, 2014

Blue HighwayBoston, MA -- A unique, all-encompassing experience for music lovers of all ages – set to a rollicking, first-rate soundtrack – New England’s premier wintertime roots music festival, the 29th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, presented by the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU), will take place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 14-16, 2014, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA. Year after year, this nationally acclaimed celebration of bluegrass music continues to win new converts while delighting seasoned veterans. Here's a great opportunity to hear some of the band's new lineup, album material and more. Capture Blue Highway with music from their latest project, The Game and Russell Moore with his new IIIrd Tyme Out Lineup. This will be an exciting program you won't want to miss.

Claire Lynch Band and Lonely Heartstring Band for BBU on November 23rd

Claire Lynch BandBoston, MA -- The BBU is pleased to kick off our 39th concert season with the Claire Lynch Band along with the Lonely Heartstring Band on Saturday, November 23rd at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA. It should be an exciting evening of music and I hope you can assist by getting the word out on the show.

Boston Bluegrass Union Present Blue Highway

Blue HighwayThe Boston Bluegrass Union’s 38th concert season continues on Saturday, April 6th with a performance by longtime BBU favorites Blue Highway at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA. At the 19-year mark, Blue Highway is indisputably one of the most esteemed and influential groups in contemporary bluegrass music. The band's ten exceptional albums and compelling live performances give proof to the stellar reviews, Grammy nominations, and numerous awards earned by the band since it first took the stage on December 31, 1994, with the same musicians that comprise Blue Highway today./Images/BlueHighwayByKimberlyMiller.jpg

Boston Bluegrass Union Announces 2013 Heritage Award Winners

Betsy SigginsBoston, MA -- The Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2013 BBU Heritage Awards. The awards are presented each year by the BBU to honor artists and those working behind the scenes that have made substantial contributions to furthering bluegrass in New England. The awards will be presented during the 28th annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Presidents Day Weekend, February 15-17, 2013, at the Sheraton Framingham, Framingham, MA.

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