February 16-18, 2018
Sheraton Framingham, MA
(photo by Darwin Davidson)

We sponsor classes, workshops, and jams
for kids and adults.
(photo by Marla Singleton)

BBU Concert Series

Concerts with Leading Bluegrass Bands


The Boston Bluegrass Union is an all-volunteer New England-based bluegrass music association promoting and supporting bluegrass festivals, concerts, jams, and bluegrass music education throughout the Northeast.


The Boston Bluegrass Union was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). The award is bestowed to those making “significant contributions to bluegrass music” and is the most prized IBMA award short of induction into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Entering our 41st year of bluegrass education and performance, we’re only the second bluegrass association to receive the award.  Click here for the press release.

This year’s Joe Val Festival will be held in Framingham, MA on February 16-18, 2018.  More details will be coming soon on this exciting event! Festival Page
We offer workshops, group lessons, jams, and other activities to help everyone learn to play and enjoy this wonderful music. Learn More

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