• Sunday images from Joe Val 2018

    Kids Academy on stage at the 2018 Joe Val Bluegrass Festival - photo © Tara Linhardt Sunday of the Joe Val Festival had loads more great bands on the stages, plus workshops, and jams, but also is the big stage debut

  • Saturday images from Joe Val 2018

    Saturday at the Joe Val Festival was jammed packed with hot bands on the stages, loads of workshops, and lots of pickin' in all sorts of areas of the hotel. Bands came from all over the country and one had come

  • Friday photos from Joe Val 2018

    The 33rd annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival took place this last weekend in Framingham, Massachussetts. It still reigns as one of the biggest bluegrass events of the year in the northeastern US. The festival is organized by the Boston Bluegrass

  • Sunday at Joe Val ’17

    Sunday is still a rockin' day at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival with some great bluegrass legends taking the Main Stage, and fresh new faces and regional faces being spotlighted on the Showcase Stage. Workshops and jams, of course, continue

  • Saturday at Joe Val 2017

    Moonshine Falls at Joe Val Bluegrass Festival (2/18/17) - photo © Tara Linhardt Saturday was a really big day at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, packed full with all sorts of great workshops, monitored slow jams, spontaneous jam sessions throughout the

  • Joe Val Bluegrass Festival 2017

    The Joe Val Bluegrass Festival is definitely one of the main events of the bluegrass calendar for pickers, students, and fans of bluegrass anywhere in the northeast region of the US. Folks come in from all over to see favorite

  • Joe Val Bluegrass 2016

    Once again the Boston Bluegrass Union has put on a great festival with top notch bands on stages, around 50 workshops offering folks chances to learn techniques, histories, and to interact in an intimate setting with great players. They also

  • Photos from Joe Val 2015

    The folks with Boston Bluegrass Union managed to put on another successful Joe Val Festival last weekend, despite the third major snowstorm of 2015 hitting New England right in the middle of it. A few artists weren't able to get

  • On This day #14 – Joe Val

    On this day ….. On June 25, 1926, Joe Val was born. Joseph Valiante, shortened to Joe Val by Tex Logan, was a bluegrass music pioneer from New England. Born in Everett, Massachusetts, he was a relative late-comer to country music, starting to

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