Boston bluegrass festival comes to the suburbs

February 8, 2017 by  

The Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham will be the host for the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, to be held for the 32nd year. Residents of Natick who are fans of bluegrass or any type of music will not want to miss this experience in their neighboring town.

The festival will be held over a three-day period and include performances by national and regional artists as well ones who have demonstrated great potential and workshops and educational programs for people of all ages. There will also be luthiers, vendors, and around the clock music practices.

Some of the major performers will include many award winners in the genre, including Danny Paisley, Male Vocalist of the Year; Becky Buller, Fiddle Player of the Year and Female Vocalist; and Dirty Kitchen with Frank Solivan, Instrumental Group of the Year. A dance party on the last night will close out the event.

Day-long Master Classes will be held throughout the weekend. There will be over 60 workshops ranging from ones designed to train kids, the next generation of bluegrass musicians, to those exploring the vocal and instrumental techniques unique to bluegrass. A booklet printing company could be hired to print the schedule of performances and classes with more details about the topics covered.

The festival will be held during Presidents’ Day weekend, February 17 through February 19.