Joe Val Bluegrass Festival

  • When: February 14-16, 2014
  • Where: Sheraton Framingham – Framingham, 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.

We have 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.

Main Stage Lineup

Showcase Stage Lineup

View Showcase Stage Schedule

Ticket Pricing

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In Advance
Member $95 / Non-Member $105
High school or College (with ID) $35
Youth (12-16 years old) $35

At the door
Member $100 / Non-member $110
High school or College (with ID) $40
Youth (12-16 years old) $40

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In Advance or At the Door
(As available)

Friday $35 adults / $15 Student (with ID) / $10 Youth (12-16)
Saturday $60 adult / $30 Student (with ID) / $25 Youth (12-16)
Sunday $40 adult / $20 Student (with ID) / $15 Youth (12-16)


Where To Stay

The Sheraton Hotel is now fully booked for the festival (it sold out within 2 minutes once rooms became available on November 19), but we have negotiated special rates at nearby hotels.

Sheraton Hotel Information

As in the past, we have reserved a limited number of rooms at nearby hotels (since the Sheraton always sells out quickly).

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We host paid Master Class and Fast Track! classes, held during the day on Friday (before the festival begins). We also offer free instrument, vocal, jamming, and music business workshops during the festival.

For 2014 we have Master Classes with Dale Ann Bradley (singing), Ned Luberecki (banjo), Rob Ickes (dobro), Jim Van Cleve (fiddle), Tim Stafford (guitar), Jason Moore (bass), Shawn Lane (mandolin) and Jon Weisberger (songwriting).

In our Fast Track beginner classes we have Rich Stillman (banjo), Tony Watt (jamming), August Watters (mandolin), Laura Orshaw (fiddle), Chad Darou (dobro), and Mary Maguire and Nancy Harrowitz (singing for non-singers).

Master Classes
Fast Track! Beginner Classes
Festival Workshops

Aspiring musicians age 5-17 take instrument workshops from professional musicians Friday evening to Sunday morning, and then perform on the main Stage Sunday at 12pm. A great learning experience for all More info
Each year we host a graphic design contest and the winning design is featured on our festival t-shirts. Congratulations to David Grossi for his award winning JV design. Look for the graphic on merchandise and marketing materials for the 29th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. Thanks to all who participated in the contest. More info
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