Upcoming Bluegrass Related Events



Tuftonboro Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Jam session

The Old White Church, Center Tuftonboro, NH

The weekly Tuftonboro Country, Bluegrass & Gospel Music Jam Session continues at the historic Old White Church of Center Tuftonboro every Tuesday from 6:30 until about 9:30 pm.  Fans of country, bluegrass and gospel music are invited to enjoy an evening of music. There is no admission charge, a donation is requested to help cover operational expenses.  The Church is located on Route 109A, just across from the Tuftonboro General Store & Post Office.  Everyone is invited to attend the jam session while enjoying cookies and a cup of coffee.  For more info call Joe at 569-3861.


Bluegrass Tuesdays at Lily P’s Fried Chicken & Oysters

Lily P's Fried Chicken & Oysters 50 Binney St., Cambridge, MA

Bluegrass Tuesdays began in Central Square in Cambridge in September of 1993 and has since grown to host regional and national artists on stage and serve as a weekly gathering place for the local bluegrass community. For 27 years, Tuesday Night Bluegrass at The Cantab Lounge was hosted by Geoff Bartley, about whom reviewer Nate Dow wrote, “If Massachusetts were ever to appoint a Folk Laureate, the honor would have to go to the one and only Geoff Bartley." Geoff welcomed nationally-known bluegrass artists to the stage such as Dale Ann Bradley, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, David Grier, Missy Raines, Jim Hurst, Chris Jones, Molly Tuttle, and the late James King. Bluegrass Tuesdays have also been a place where many bluegrass musicians have met and “cut their teeth”, including members of The Infamous Stringdusters, Crooked Still, Della Mae, The Gibson Brothers, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Po' Ramblin' Boys, Mile Twelve, and Joy Kills Sorrow. Bluegrass Tuesdays are now hosted by Tony Watt and held at chef Chris Parsons' restaurant Lily P's Fried Chicken & Oysters in Kendall Square in Cambridge.


Bull Run presents Southern Rail

The Bull Run Restaurant 215 Great Road, Shirley, MA

Wildly popular concert series with an awesome diner menu.  Dinner starts serving at 6.  Performance 8pm in the Ballroom.  Seating is limited, so reserve your seats today!


Joe Walsh Band

Cafe Amici 1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT

Contemporary string band with bluegrass roots. Joe Walsh mandolin and vocals, Darol Anger fiddle, Grant Gordy guitar, Brittany Karlson bass, John Suntken percussion.


Chris Thile

Sanders Theatre 45 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

When Chris Thile takes the stage with his mandolin, you never quite know what you’re going to hear. Classical, bluegrass, originals, and covers are all fair game, and he plays everything with flair and conviction. He will perform selections from his most recent release, Laysongs; the album is a solitary reflection on faith, doubt, devotion, and community—it's his most personal work to date.

Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass at Lily P’s Fried Chicken & Oysters

Lily P's Fried Chicken & Oysters 50 Binney St., Cambridge, MA

On Saturday, February 4th, two-time IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass will be performing at Lily P’s Fried Chicken & Oysters in Cambridge, MA. Lily P's is the new home for Bluegrass Tuesdays, the long-running weekly bluegrass series that used to be held at The Cantab Lounge. This special Saturday show is being co-presented by both the BBU and Bluegrass Tuesdays. Lily P's Fried Chicken & Oysters was Boston Magazine's Best of Boston 2022 Best Fried Chicken, so please come early and join us for dinner. Lily P's is located near Kendall Square at 50 Binney Street in Cambridge, MA 02142. This location is less than a mile from the Leverett Circle exit off I-93 and has unlimited FREE garage parking. Lily P's is also only a 10-minute walk from both Kendall (Red Line) and Lechmere (Green Line). Please see the Bluegrass Tuesdays about page for important info about the free garage parking. This show will share some things in common with Bluegrass Tuesdays, while some things will be a little bit different. Here are a few important details, and many more can be found on the Bluegrass Tuesdays' updates page: Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass will be going on at 7 pm, and there will be jamming all over the restaurant starting at 5 pm and lasting well beyond midnight. There is very limited seating and Lily P's will NOT be taking reservations near the stage, so you'll probably want to arrive early and may have to stand for the show. Lily P's will be reserving a very small number of seats (probably fewer than 10) close to the stage for people with health conditions or impairments. … Read More »

Danny Paisley and Southern Grass

Cafe Amici 1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT

Danny Paisley and Southern Grass play powerful, unadorned, and intense traditional bluegrass. Alison Krauss calls Danny her favorite singer. His voice combines powerful range and soulful blues like no one else. He was voted International Bluegrass Music Association bluegrass singer of the year in 2016, 2020, and 2021.


Joe K. Walsh & Friends at Lily P’s Fried Chicken & Oysters

Lily P's Fried Chicken & Oysters 50 Binney St., Cambridge, MA

On Saturday, February 25th, Joe K. Walsh - the uber-talented Berklee Professor, former mandolinist for The Gibson Brothers, and founding member of Mr. Sun - will be performing at Lily P’s Fried Chicken & Oysters in Cambridge, MA. Lily P's is the new home for Bluegrass Tuesdays, and the long-running weekly bluegrass series has now expanded to include some Saturdays. Joe will be joined by some of the most talented and finest people you can imagine - Lincoln Meyers on guitar, Steve Roy on bass, and Ella Jordan on fiddle! This will be our second Saturday Night Concert and just like Tuesdays, it’s going to be a Pass-the-Boot show with no cover charge and a requested donation of $20. Please bring your instruments and join a jam after the show (both on stage and off). Joe K. Walsh & Friends play from 7 until 9 pm and the jamming goes from 9 until closing time (probably around midnight or later). To get a feel for this Saturday's show, please check out this article (https://bluegrasstoday.com/danny-paisley-the-southern-grass-in-cambridge-ma/) about our first-ever Saturday Night Concert featuring Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass co-sponsored by the premiere bluegrass organization in the region, the Boston Bluegrass Union. And in addition to this Saturday's show with Joe K. Walsh & Friends, we also have Mike Compton & Joe Newberry on March 11th, and The Foreign Landers on March 18th. Please check out our website (https://bluegrasstuesdays.com/) for a list of upcoming bands on both Saturdays and Tuesdays. This show will share some things in common with Bluegrass Tuesdays, while some things will be a little bit different. Here are a bunch of details to consider if you're thinking about joining us: — There is … Read More »


Mark O’Connor – Crossing Bridges

City Winery Boston 80 Beverly Street at One Canal, Boston, MA

City Winery Boston presents Mark O'Connor - Crossing Bridges (A Retrospective on His Childhood Years in Music) live in concert on Wednesday, March 8th at 7:30PM. With three Grammy wins, seven CMA Awards, and multiple national fiddle, guitar, and mandolin champion titles, Mark O’Connor’s music and career truly defies categories. In his new partnership with Skyline Artists, Mark has created the “Mark O’Connor Duo” for performing arts centers. The concert features both his originals and classics, and it highlights his violin, guitar, mandolin and vocals along with his wife, Grammy-winning Maggie O’Connor. Going back several decades, he’s been a member of legendary ensembles the David Grisman Quintet, The Dregs, and Strength In Numbers with Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Edgar Meyer. His solo career includes the multiple Grammy-winning album “New Nashville Cats” featuring his hit “Restless” with Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill and Steve Wariner; and the hit sequel song “Devil Comes Back To Georgia” with Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash, Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart on his Grammy-nominated “Heroes” album. Then there are recordings with Yo-Yo Ma, “Appalachia Waltz” and “Appalachian Journey” which sold one million copies and 250+ symphony performances of his “Fiddle Concerto.” His TNN tv show “American Music Shop” had a four-year run with guests ranging from Bo Diddley to Emmylou Harris. Currently, due out in April 2021, new release of solo guitar – “Markology II.” Now his Mark O’Connor Duo with his wife and violinist Maggie O’Connor surveys his entire career along with new material.  Their incredible musical chemistry led to yet another Grammy award, this time for Best Bluegrass Album “Coming Home.”