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BBU Presents Fall Jam’n Weekend

Colonial Inn 48 Monument Square, Concord, MA

Jam’n Coming Your Way! The Boston Bluegrass Union is pleased to present Fall Jam’n Weekend 2015 November 20-22, 2015 at the historic Colonial Inn in Concord,MA. Jam all weekend long or attend instructor-led jams and free workshops (with your paid registration). The Fall Jam'n Weekend will be dedicated to bluegrass! All jammers welcome at any level, from beginner to advanced. You can pick around the clock within the beautiful historic spaces of the Colonial Inn.The Spring Jam'n Weekend will begin Friday at 5 pm with 24-hour jamming through Sunday at 1 pm. There will also be workshops in banjo, fiddle, mandolin, singing, etc. for different levels and instructor-led Directed Slow Jams for beginners. We are looking for volunteers to help us out at Fall Jam'n 2015, and you can get a free pass for helping out. If you're interested in volunteering, please e-mail Jim McDonough directly at [email protected]  Click here to purchase a ticket and reserve your spot

BBU Showcase at the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Assoc) Conference

Raleigh Marriott City Center Raleigh, NC

The Boston Bluegrass Union, Lonely Heartstring Band, and Mile Twelve are thrilled to be sponsoring two After-Hours Showcases at IBMA's 2017 World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC.  The showcases will be held at the Raleigh Marriott City Center on Wednesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 28. If you’re in Raleigh, be sure to stop by to hear some mighty fine bluegrass! Here’s the schedule:  Wed, September 27 10 pm: Jenni Lyn 10:30: Lonely Heartstring Band 11: Mile Twelve 11:30: Molsky's Mountain Drifters 12 am: Special Consensus 12:30: Mile Twelve 1: Jeff Scroggins & Colorado Thurs, September 28 11 pm: Mr. Sun 11:30: Lonely Heartstring Band 12 am: Mile Twelve 12:30: Lonely Heartstring Band 1: Quiles & Cloud

Joe Val Festival

Sheraton Framingham 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham

The Joe Val Festival is the premier New England bluegrass festival in the Winter.  The lineup is now being finalized, but you can be sure that it will be outstanding.  

Blue Highway with Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass

National Heritage Museum 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA

Highly esteemed bluegrass band Blue Highway has earned a collective 27 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band, in addition to two prestigious Grammy Awards among its current members. Blue Highway's newly released album "Original Traditional"  is nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album.   The band was voted the Favorite Bluegrass Artist of All Time by the readers of Bluegrass Today in April 2016. Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass have emerged as leaders in the traditional bluegrass world. Their album, The Room Over Mine, earned accolades and significant chart action, and the song, “Don’t Throw Mama’s Flowers Away” won the 2009 IBMA Award for Song of the Year and have garnered several IBMA nominations for Emerging Artist of The Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year. Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass are a national and international touring band who frequently get invited for return engagements. Purchase tickets online here or by mailing a check (payable to the BBU) and self-addressed stamped envelope to Boston Bluegrass Union, PO Box 650061, West Newton, MA 02465.


Southern Rail at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival

Sheraton Framingham 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham

Join us Sunday morning for an exuberant hour of Bluegrass, Gospel and original material.  Our set is around 10:50am.

Sunday Gospel at Joe Val w/Southern Rail

Joe Val Bluegrass Festival Sheraton Framingham, Framingham, MA

Lush Gospel harmonies, irrepressible good humor and sparkling guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass.  Check out Southern Rail's eagerly anticipated Sunday morning Gospel set at the Joe Val Festival!   See you at 11 am!