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.

JamVal was a roaring success!  There were dozens of jams tailored to the specific needs of each skill level, lots of interesting and useful workshops, and a killer set by Special Consensus on Saturday night.  The BBU would like to thank everyone who atteneded, and most importantly all the hard work of lots of people (most of all, Tony Watt) who made it happen.  We all are looking forward to next year when we hope to host a full Joe Val festival again.

BBU Events

Feb 16-18, 2024 JamVal Event

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

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