Feb 25th, 2017
Doors @ 6:00
Route 101 and Dog Hill Road
Dayville (Killingly), CT 06243
Plainfield resident Nick Anderson has been
organizing the winter bluegrass concert series for more than a dozen
years. The concerts are held at the Killingly Grange Hall on the fourth Saturday
of the month from October through March. "It's a family venue," said Anderson,
of the Grange Hall. At the recent concert, people of all ages were tapping their
toes and bobbing their heads to the music.
cornbread, sandwiches, coffee and desserts will be available, provided by
Killingly Grange to help defray the costs of basic utilities
for the Grange Hall and also to collect funds to help the community.
Donation is $12.00
Sat March 4th, 2017
Trinitarian Congregational Church
2 Pine St,
of Main and Pine Streets))
Bring the family, young & old and come on out to see this highly
acclaimed band who are becoming one the most sought after bluegrass
bands in New England. With powerful three and four part harmonies
and fast but tasteful picking, these musicians are blazing new
ground throughout the Blackstone Valley and beyond. If you want to
hear some great bluegrass music, come on out and see Blackstone
Valley Bluegrass. You will not be disappointed!
Prior to the Concert there will be a
Lasagna Dinner also includes garlic bread, salad, beverage, &
Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner Tickets must be reserved in advance.
Adult dinner: $10
Child/Sr dinner: $7
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Concert
starts at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets sold in advance or at the door.
Adult ticket: $12
Youth (age 10-18): $6
Under 10: Free
BEST DEAL: Youth attend the concert FREE with dinner purchase.
Come to one event or both! For more information or to reserve your
tickets, contact the church
Tickets are available at the church
office by calling 508-285-4710
10 and under FREE!
Sat March 18th, 2017
2072 Main Street
Three Rivers, Massachusetts 01080
The Palmer Historical & Cultural Center (PHCC) in
Three Rivers, Massachusetts, is a multipurpose performance center and
function hall that provides an intimate venue for live music, guest
lectures, movie screenings, and other cultural events.
BVBB Is pleased to
be invited to this great listening room! We'll bring our own high
energy brand of Bluegrass to Palmer for the first time!! Looking
forward to it!! Come on out! We will post more info as
it become available.
Tel: (413) 289-9295, Email: email@example.com
Sat April 15th, 2017
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
3 Maple Street
Bluegrass Easter Vigil, featuring the Blackstone Valley
Bluegrass Band. An ancient service of Easter featuring a vigil fire,
candlelight, and the first chance to shout Alleluia!
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass will be performing 11
bluegrass gospe songs throughout the service. This is our first time doing
this, and look forward to a very interesting service! St. Andrew's is
located at 3 Maple Street in Framingham, very close to Framingham State
University. The service is about 90 minutes long.
Sun April 30th, 2017
25 Kenwood Cir
Franklin, MA 02038
Sunday April 30th 2017
1 HOUR SHOW ----
2PM to 3PM
Did you know that
the Franklin Public Library in Franklin, MA, is generally acknowledged as
the first public library established in the United States? But wait, that's
not all... US statesman, publisher, scientist, social activist, patriot,
legislator, and all-around American historical icon Benjamin Franklin
decided to donate some of his favorite books to the Franklin townsfolk in
1778, in appreciation of the locals naming their town after him!
This will be a fun, very
affordable (Free!!) and highly entertaining evening of music and
fun. So round up the family and come on out.
love bluegrass music and love a good time, you owe it to yourself to
catch the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band live. Their audiences always
have a blast, guaranteed!
May 6th, 2017
Fowler Road and Ash
is proud to be invited
back to the
Roots Coffeehouse, after all,
we're the band that started it all
right here in Rockdale. That's
right, we're the first band ever to play the Grass Roots!!!
If you never been here for a
BVBB Grass Roots show, you have to
do yourself a favor and come on out for this one. It's such a
quaint, intimate room; you can't help but feel a part of it. You
can FEEL the energy!! AND...we love playing here because we get to
see all of our friends and family here in our home town.
We're looking forward to seeing you all!!
Bring an appetite with you! There’ll be assorted hot foods and baked
goods available for purchase.
Show begins at 7:30 PM Doors open by 6:45 PM
For more info, email
or call Bob or Krissy at 508-234-9093.
Tickets $12 at the door
seniors 60+ & members
$5 students, under 12 free
June 3rd and 4th, 2017
Park Bluegrass Festival
42 Pierce Road
Preston, CT 06365
Strawberry Park proudly presents their
40th Annual Bluegrass Festival!
is proud to be invited
back to Strawberry Park for both Saturday and Sunday. We'll be
playing Saturday at 12 PM and on Sunday at 12:15 PM.
Sat June 3rd, 2017
Wrentham, Massachusetts 02093
This is a new venue
for us and we are looking forward to bringing our smokin' hot brand
of Bluegrass to Wrentham! Opening for BVBB will be a Blues duo
All performances are
at the Original Congregational Church. This is a typical New
England church at the corner of routes 1A and 140. Most concerts are
in the Fellowship Hall in the rear of the church, with entry from
the parking lot in the rear. A few events may be in the church
sanctuary, with access from either the front doors on East Street or
the side door on Dedham Street (Route 1A). Parking is across the
street in the vacant lot where the Center School used to be, or in
the parking lot behind the church.
Contact us by phone
(508-384-3110) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any
here for info on Advance Tickets!
Doors: 7:00 pm Show: 7:30 pm
Tickets $15 advance, $20 at door
June 10th, 2017
15 Common St
Southboro, MA 01772
- (508) 485-4847
and all the Volunteers, Tomasso Trattoria for all the great food and
of course all the GREAT FOLKS that always fill the Steeple
it all started back in 2007 when we were a last minute fill in for
our good friends Valerie and Walter Crockett. Well, the great
audience at the Steeple loved us so much they just had to have us
back...again and again!! THANK YOU! We've been lucky to share
the stage with some great performers as well; Aztec Two-Step, Dana
and Sue Robinson, Walter Crockett & The Wannabe Wabbits. Too much
As always - BVB
will be playing our own
brand of Bluegrass in this real nice, intimate coffeehouse. The best
food you'll find at any coffeehouse too! Get off your seat and
come hear some music!
Near the intersection of Routes 30 and 80
Click here for a map
ALWAYS A GREAT NIGHT! GET THERE EARLY!!
Doors open at 7:00
$17 General admission
for students & seniors
June 24th 2017
Saturday 11:30 to 2:00PM
"Old Home Day" 2017
This will be the
anniversary of Old Home Day!! Lots and lots of things to do
for the whole family. Here is what Blackstone Valley will be
Saturday June 24th
BVBB will be
strolling at 11:30 on and around the green. The Fun & Games on the
Green will be held at 12:30 PM at the Green's open area. In
case of rain it will be slippery and more fun. All ages can participate.
Old favorites include the three-legged race, egg toss and sack race.
Prizes awarded! The Corn Shucking and Bluegrass Pickin' will be
held at 1:30PM at the Green under the big shade tree. In case of
rain it will be at same time and location. Awards for cleanest corn
Live bluegrass music!!!!!!
Click here for more info.
Sun. July 16th,
||1:00PM to 3:00PM
Ice Cream & Bluegrass Bash
Fort Hill Farms
260 Quaddick Rd
Thompson, CT 06277
Free Family Fun
at Fort Hill Farm
National Ice Cream Day 2017!!!!
July 16th from
The Orr family is proud to host the annual “Ice Cream & Bluegrass Bash”
at Fort Hill Farms in Thompson. A family fun, free event, it is a
toe-tapping, foot-stomping celebration!
Enjoy complimentary cones of The Farmer’s Cow fresh Connecticut ice
cream, listen to Blackstone Valley Bluegrass
perform live music., and sample our new Limited Edition Flavored Milk
and Summer Seasonal Beverages.
This event is also a
stop on The Last Green Valley “Farmers in the Valley Tour.” Talk with
Rangers from The Last Green Valley to learn about the rich history and
future of farming in our 35-town region. Ask a TLGV Ranger about
your chance to win an ice cream gift card to The Farmer’s Cow Calfe &
This event is rain or shine. Extreme weather may cancel. No reservation
is required. Please, no strollers and no pets except service dogs.
Hope to see you there!
For more info call: (860) 923-3439
Click for directions
|Sun July 23rd, 2017
||11AM to 7PM
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Craft Beer and Roots Music Festival
Our craft beer festival
is BACK--bigger and better than ever, with more brews, bands, and bites
than ever before! Eighteen craft breweries from across New England will
provide visitors an opportunity to sample and purchase some of the
region’s top beers, ciders, and ales. At five indoor and outdoor stages,
more than a dozen musical artists and bands will bring the sounds of
Americana, bluegrass, country, folk and roots music to Old Sturbridge
For those who are 21 and over, your admission to the Village includes up
to 6 complimentary 2-oz samples of beer. We will be checking IDs for
everyone who wants to participate in the beer tasting so make sure to
have a valid photo ID with you.
BBQ pork, brats, burgers and more will be available for purchase.
Standard daytime admission applies. As always, OSV members get in free.
If you're interested in learning more click the link to
visit their website.
Free with Paid Admission
Thurs, Aug 17th, 2017
Concerts at Alternatives' Historic Whitin Mill
50 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Blackstone Valley is rich in historic sites and we are always challenged
to find a way to bring people together to share these treasures.
will be playing at
Court for the Summer Concerts Series at the
Whitin Mill. This
historic place is the perfect spot
for a night out with the kids; have a picnic, share a blanket and listen
to a smokin' hot
Hope to see you there!!
We really pack them
in as this is our Hometown Gig so bring your chairs! Come on
out to see what the buzz is about!!
program is supported in part by a grant from the Northbridge Cultural
Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural
Council, a state agency.
|Sat. Aug 26th, 2017
||10AM to- 3PM
We play 11AM to 12 and 1 to 2PM
44 Highland Common
Hudson, MA 01749
Come to Cabela’s in Berlin for their
2nd “Touch-A-Truck” event.
Touch-A-Truck is a fundraising event
that provides kids of all ages the opportunity to experience life sized
vehicles and interact with community leaders. They will have
vehicles from the Berlin Police Department, Berlin Fire Department,
Patriot Ambulance, & Ricky’s towing. The Fire Department will be
demonstrating how to take apart a car with the Jaws of Life.
There will be face painting from Face
Escape from 10:00 – 3:00.
New England Reptile Shows will be there too!
Bluegrass plays 2 sets: 11AM
to 12PM & 1PM to 2PM
– $5.00 per child ages 2-16 (Under 2 and over 16 free)
– FREE ADMISSION with a donation of a non-perishable food
item. For every food item you donate (up to 10) you will receive a raffle
ticket. Every 15 minutes, we will draw a winning ticket to receive a $10.00
Cabela’s gift card.
All Food Donations to benefit the Berlin
Phone:1 (978) 212-6200
$5.00 per child ages 2-16
Admission: Under 2 and over 16 FREE admission with a
donation of a non-perishable food item.
|Sat, Sept 17th, 2017
171 Main Street,
Franklin, MA 02038
Come on out and join
us for a 10AM Bluegrass Service!! We have held a Jazz Service
before that rocked the house so why not try some Bluegrass!
All are welcome!!
CHURCH, 171 MAIN ST, FRANKLIN, MA 02038
Phone: (508) 528-3803
|Sat, Sept 23rd, 2017
Arts Bluegrass Night
Catamount Arts Building
115 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury VT
For more than 40 years, Catamount Arts has worked
to make the arts a fundamental part of community life. Come and see a
great Bluegrass Event! \
The Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night season kicks off on
Saturday September 23 at 7 pm in the Masons Hall at Catamount Arts 115
Eastern Ave. St. Johnsbury, as always featuring the popular host band Bob
Amos & Catamount Crossing, plus special guests The Blackstone Valley
Bluegrass Band from central Massachusetts. This is a free event but
donations are gratefully and enthusiastically accepted!
The Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band has been a popular regional band in
Massachusetts for 15 years. Brothers Dave and Bob Dick have formerly been
members of several national touring bands including Front Range and
Salamander Crossing, plus the long running popular New England band Northern
Lights. The band excels at adept and intricate instrumentation and also
features harmony vocals and innovative arrangements of standards as well as
Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing (Host Band)
Plus Special Guests from MA, Blackstone Valley
More info: 802-748-2600
Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted!
|Sat. Sept 30th,
Oxford Congregational Church
355 Main St. (Route
Oxford Congregational Church OXFORD — The Blackstone
Valley Bluegrass Band will be performing Sept. 30th at the First
Congregational Church of Oxford
With Dave Dick on banjo, his brother Bob Dick on guitar, Dan Nowlan on
mandolin and Ken Taylor on upright bass, this original lineup has been
together for 18 years — rare for bluegrass bands these days. Over the years,
this seasoned group has built a solid and ever-expanding repertoire to go
along with an engaging stage performance. They're all multi-instrumentalists
and play a wide range of bluegrass styles. But what really sets them apart
are their powerful three- and four-part harmonies.
Come check out Blackstone Valley Bluegrass to hear some great bluegrass
music, smooth harmonies, fast but tasteful pickin', and most importantly, to
have a great time. Bring the whole family.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with strawberry shortcake and other goodies
available to purchase before/after the show and during intermission. Show begins
at 7:30 p.m.
The First Congregational Church is across from the bandstand and is
wheelchair-accessible. There is ample on-street parking.
For more information, call the church office at (508)
$12 at the door
$10 in advance
Under 12 free!!
|Sat Oct 14th, 2017
||1:00 PM til 4:00
|Sun Oct 15th, 2017
||1:00 PM til 4:30 -
Apple Harvest Festival
133 Exeter Road
Hampton Falls, NH 03844
2017 marks the 43rd
year running that Applecrest has invited our community to celebrate
and share in the harvest. Our Festivals offer a break from the
tangle of everyday living with pure and simple, honest-to-goodness
family fun. They’re a time when moms and dads, grandparents and
grandchildren, can reconnect with each other and with the land to
make memories that last a lifetime.
So, grab the gang
and come visit us at Applecrest where, as always, admission and
parking is FREE. See you at the farm!
Our Fall festivals launch on the first weekend in September and run
from 11:00a to 5:00p, both Saturday and Sunday, every weekend,
through the end of October. Here’s what you can expect:
* FREE live Bluegrass music (beginning at
* Pick-Your-Own Apples, Raspberries, Peaches & Pumpkins.
Cut-your-own flowers too!
* Old-Fashioned ice cream with 25 local-made flavors featuring our
own grown-on-the-farm fruits.
* Horse-drawn Hayrides (last ride at 4:00p)
* Children’s Petting Zoo
* Face Painting & Balloons
* Pie Eating Contests
* Apple Pie & Ice Cream
* Old-Fashioned Hot Cider Donuts
* Make-your-own Scarecrow
* Our Famous Corn Roast featuring: grilled gourmet sausages, hot
dogs, hamburgers, fire-roasted corn, Maine clam chowder, fresh
pressed apple cider and more.
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass performs Sunday, October 15th
- for more info:
Fax: (603) 926-0006
|Sat Oct 21st, 2017
Congregational Church of Shrewsbury
19 Church Road
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Back by popular demand, renowned area musicians and recording
artists, these four longtime friends, including two brothers,
offer a program of true bluegrass music, including Breakdowns
and Gospel, Fiddle tunes and a Waltz, with bass, guitar,
mandolin and banjo.
A New England favorite, Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band has
garnered a reputation for high-energy shows laced with powerful
three and four part harmonies and fast but tasteful picking,
coupled with winning on-stage camaraderie.
The church is
located at the corner of Church Road and Route 140, just north
of the intersection of Main Street and Route 140, on the town
common. The church is approximately 2 miles south of the
intersection of Route 140 and I-290.
|Sat Nov 4th, 2017
Evangelical Congregational Church
Community House of
Uxbridge Congregational Church
behind the common
Uxbridge, MA 01569
View map →
This is a new venue
for us and we are looking forward to bringing our smokin' hot brand
of Bluegrass to Uxbridge!
We will be
performing in the Community House on Nov. 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m, doors
to open at 6:45 p.m.
For tickets in
advance, call Ruth @ 508-473-6118.
Tickets are $15.00
Children under 12 free
”The 2017 "Christmas in New England"
concert tour will kick off its 14th season in December. This one of a
kind Christmas show features a seasonal blend of traditional,
contemporary, and original Christmas Music performed with acoustic
instruments and vocals.
The music got its start back in 2000 when Bob Dick's released his solo
Christmas CD "Tidings of Comfort and Joy" which in turn, got New
Hampshire songwriter Rick Lang interested in writing original Christmas
songs. Within a couple years Rick released his "The Season of My Heart"
album. The first Christmas concerts to promote Bob & Rick’s holiday
recordings were held in Northbridge, MA and Stratham, NH in 2003. The
concert series eventually expanded to the hometowns of the various
performers of the show as well as a couple of new venues.
Christmas in New England showcases songs from these two CDs as well as
Rick Lang’s latest Christmas CD, “That’s What I Love about Christmas”
for which the title cut was honored with an award for 2015 Holiday Song
of The Year by the International Music & Entertainment Association.
Other songs in the show include Christmas standards, songs from
bluegrass, western, country and folk genres and new original songs from
The concerts feature Amy Gallatin, Karen Lincoln Wilber, Dave Dick,
Roger Williams, Ken Taylor, Krissy Dick, Rick Lang, and Bob Dick. These
musicians have put together Christmas music set in an acoustic style
that is truly a unique experience. “Christmas In New England” is fast
becoming an annual tradition across New England. This upbeat, lively
concert will provide a welcome relief from the holiday rush, providing
simple moments to treasure and a chance to slow down and savor the
season. Take a moment to relax and enjoy a truly unique and uplifting
holiday event. The 2017 tour will include a total of five concerts in
three states (NH, MA, and CT).
*To keep the shows fresh, the “Christmas In New England” cast introduces
new material each season, much to the delight of the audience. There are
always a few new wrinkles and surprises sure to keep you smiling on the
outside…and on the inside. This upbeat, lively concert will provide a
welcome relief from the holiday rush, providing simple moments to
treasure and a chance to slow down and savor the season. Take advantage
of this wonderful opportunity to unwind, relax and enjoy a truly unique
and uplifting holiday event.
More info at www.ricklangmusic.com - www.amygallatin.com
United Church of Christ
723 Mass Ave.
Boxborough, MA 01719
shows started 13 years ago with
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass' "Christmas in the Valley"
show based off of Bob Dick's CD "Tidings of Comfort and Joy". This got Rick Lang interested in writing original Christmas songs and
the subsequent recording of the "Season of My Heart" CD. It
just took off from there!
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass along with Rick Lang, Karen Wilber, Roger
Williams, Amy Gallatin, and Kristine Dick have put together a broad
spectrum of traditional, contemporary, and original Christmas music set
in an acoustic style that is truly a unique experience. We present 5
concerts this year for 2016!
Boxborough United Church of
Christ - Tel.
For information contact: Karen Lincoln Wilber
(12 and under)
Grass Roots Coffeehouse
Fowler Road and Ash Street
Bob Dick- email@example.com
Tel: 617-429-0347 Church 508-234-8484
(12 and under)
on Minnechaug Mountain
16 Cricket Lane,
near Jct. of Hebron Ave. &
Glastonbury, CT 06033
(12 and under)
The Pilgrim Church
197 Middle Road
Rick Lang -
$10 Seniors and Children under 12
in Historic Newburyport
Belleville Congregational Church
Newburyport MA 01950
Church Contact: Valerie
Pastor Ross Varney
$10 Seniors and Children under 12
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Tour Schedules: 2017