Wednesday, February 2, 2011
– An annual rite of winter in New England - the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival - will be held in Framingham, Mass. Feb. 18-20 with The Grascals and J.D. Crowe leading the line-up.
The 26th annual fest, which used to be held outdoors in May, will be spearheaded on Friday, Feb. 18 by Tony Trischka and Territory, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen and Northern Lights.
The Saturday line-up includes The White (two different times), Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers (two different times) The Boxcars with Adam Steffey and Ron Stewart, the Larry Stephenson Band, Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Klein, Robin and Linda Williams, and Crowe and the New South.
The Sunday line-up includes Stephenson, the Williamses, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice and The Grascals.
The festival, which includes workshops and informal jams, will be held at the Sheraton Framingham.