Joe Val Bluegrass Festival

Our Joe Val festival is one of the premier festivals in the country, Visit our Joe Val page for the latest line-up.
(photo by Darwin Davidson)

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

Hot Rize concert

BBU Concert Series

Photo Courtesy of Jennie Scott

Concerts with Leading Bluegrass Bands

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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.


We are very saddened to announce that there will be no Joe Val Bluegrass Festival this coming February of 2021. We have been monitoring the COVID-19 virus closely, and unfortunately we don’t see any way that we can gather together safely this winter. The health of our community is of paramount importance, and we hope you will join us when we can safely gather again.

On the positive side, though…earlier this year, the BBU’s COVID-19 MUSE (Musicians’ Emergency) Fund opened up for donations and we were overwhelmed with the response from the bluegrass community. Thanks to many generous donors, and matching funds from employers and the BBU itself, we were able to offer nearly forty thousand dollars in assistance to folks throughout the Northeast who make some or all of their living in the bluegrass community. We gratefully thank everyone in our community for contributing to this fund and for helping us get the word out!

We offer workshops, group lessons, jams, and other activities to help everyone learn to play and enjoy this wonderful music.

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