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.


Much has changed since we were all together in February of 2020. The Sheraton Framingham Hotel’s future as the Joe Val Festival venue is currently unclear. The BBU Board is actively working on arranging for a suitable venue for the next Joe Val festival, and we hope to have an announcement soon.  We are committed to continuing the Joe Val Festival, as it is a very important event for the New England bluegrass community.  Stay tuned for more info!

– The BBU Board

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

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