Events



Upcoming events

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington MA (AKA Scottish Rite Masonic Museum)
    • 179
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    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”  was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album.  Blue Highway 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. They have garnered several IBMA nominations for Emerging Artist of The Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and  Album of the Year; Danny won Male Vocalist of the Year in 2016. Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass play powerful, unadorned, and intense traditional bluegrass.

    Doors open at 6:30 PM.   Children under 12 are admitted free.

    Use Register button at the bottom of this page to purchase tickets.  Log in to see Member pricing.


    • 15 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 17 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Sheraton Framingham, Framingham, Massachusetts
    • 104

    This is where you obtain a Non-Picking room on a quiet floor at the Sheraton Hotel for the 34th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. You must be logged on as a BBU member to purchase this ticket. Sheraton Hotel reservations and festival tickets go on sale on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 PM EST.

    We encourage you to continually refresh this page as you near the 7 PM sales opening to ensure you see the Register button which will appear below left at 7 PM.

    Click Register button to purchase, or Show Details to see more information.  When the event sells out, you will be able to put your name on a wait list by clicking on the 'Join waitlist" button.  Some, but not all, of the people on the wait list will eventually get a room at the Sheraton.

    You will be paying for one weekend ticket, and will be contacted in the coming weeks by the hotel to arrange your room reservation. Do not try to register a guest here.

    • 15 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 17 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Sheraton Framingham, Framingham, Massachusetts
    • 135


    This is where you obtain a Picking room at the Sheraton Hotel for the 34th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. You must be logged on as a BBU member to purchase this ticket. Sheraton Hotel reservations and festival tickets go on sale on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 PM EST.

    We encourage you to continually refresh this page as you near the 7 PM sales opening to ensure you see the Register button which will appear below left at 7 PM.

    Click Register button to purchase, or Show Details to see more information.  When the event sells out, you will be able to put your name on a wait list by clicking on the 'Join waitlist" button.  Some, but not all, of the people on the wait list will eventually get a room at the Sheraton.

    You will be paying for one weekend ticket, and will be contacted in the coming weeks by the hotel to arrange your room reservation. Do not try to register a guest here.

    • 15 Feb 2019
    • 5:01 PM
    • 17 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Sheraton Framingham, Framingham, Massachusetts

    Join us for the 34th celebration of the legacy of the late Joe Val. Three big days of bluegrass featuring a great lineup of national and regional talent on the Main Stage and Showcase Stage, Master Classes, Fast Tracks, Workshops, Directed Slow Jams, The Joe Val Bluegrass Academy for Kids, Vendors, and around the clock picking.

    On-line weekend ticket sales and Sheraton Hotel Room reservations will begin on November 13, 2018 at 7 PM eastern time.  Single-day tickets usually go on sale in January.  You must be a BBU member to qualify for a Sheraton hotel room.

    Use the Register button way at the bottom of this page to purchase festival tickets. To try for Sheraton hotel rooms, use the separate events labeled "Hotel Room ..."


    If you are a BBU member, log in to see BBU Member pricing.





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