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Blackstone Valley Bluegrass

Performance Schedule


2017          2017          2017         2017





Sat. Feb 25th, 2017

Doors @ 6:00 PM

Show @ 7:00PM

Killingly Grange
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.
Hot chili, 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 7PM
Trinitarian Congregational Church
2 Pine St,
Norton, MA
(Corner 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!! !

Lasagna Dinner also includes garlic bread, salad, beverage, & dessert.
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 office.

Tickets are available at the church office by calling 508-285-4710

Adults  $12
11-18   $6
10 and under FREE!
Sat March 18th, 2017 7PM
Palmer Historical Society
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:

Sat April 15th, 2017 7PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
3 Maple Street
Framingham, MA

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 2PM - 3PM
Franklin Public Library
Franklin Public Library
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. If you 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!

Sat May 6th, 2017


7:30 PM

Grass Roots Coffeehouse
Rockdale Congregational Church
Fowler Road and Ash Street
Northbridge, MA
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass is proud to be invited back to the Grass 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

$10 seniors 60+ & members

$5 students, under 12 free


June 3rd and 4th, 2017 Sat:12:00


Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival
42 Pierce Road
Preston, CT 06365


Strawberry Park proudly presents their 40th Annual Bluegrass Festival!

Blackstone Valley Bluegrass 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 7:30 PM
Original Congregational Church
OCC Coffeehouse
1 East St.
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 called "Baza". 
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 ( if you have any questions.  Click here for info on Advance Tickets!
Doors: 7:00 pm Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets $15 advance, $20 at door

Sat. June 10th, 2017 7:30 PM
Mill Street Brews
Steeple Coffeehouse
Pilgrim Congregational Church
15 Common St 
Southboro, MA 01772
(508) 485-4847

 Thanks Joe and all the Volunteers, Tomasso Trattoria for all the great food and of course all the GREAT FOLKS that always fill the Steeple Coffeehouse! 

For BVBB 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 fun!

As always - BVB will be playing our own fiery 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
Doors open at 7:00

$17 General admission

$14 for students & seniors


 Sat, June 24th 2017 Saturday 11:30 to 2:00PM
Carlisle "Old Home Day" 2017
Carlisle Center,  Carlisle, Ma
This will be the 105th anniversary of Old Home Day!!  Lots and lots of things to do for the whole family.  Here is what Blackstone Valley will be doing:
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 shucked.                
Live bluegrass music!!!!!!

Click here for more info.

Sun. July 16th, 2017 1:00PM to 3:00PM
5th Annual
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 1-3pm

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 & Creamery!

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 Road
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 Village.

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.
Phone: 800.733.1830
Free with Paid Admission
Thurs, Aug 17th, 2017 6:00 to 8:00PM
Summer Concerts at Alternatives' Historic Whitin Mill
50 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA 01588

The Blackstone Valley is rich in historic sites and we are always challenged to find a way to bring people together to share these treasures.  BVBB will be playing at Alternatives Outside 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 Bluegrass Band.

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!!                         

This 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.

(Rain location inside)

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.
The Noprtheast Houndsmen
New England Reptile Shows will be there too!
Blackstone Valley 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 Food Pantry.

Phone:1 (978) 212-6200

$5.00 per child ages 2-16

Free Admission: Under 2 and over 16 FREE  admission with a donation of a non-perishable food item.

Sat, Sept 17th, 2017 10AM
Franklin Federated Church
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!!
Phone: (508) 528-3803


Sat, Sept 23rd, 2017 7PM Catamount 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 unusual material.

Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing (Host Band)
Plus Special Guests from MA, Blackstone Valley Bluegrass

More info: 802-748-2600

Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted!

Sat. Sept 30th, 2017 7:30PM
Oxford Congregational Church
355 Main St. (Route 12)
Oxford, Ma


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) 987-2211.

$12 at the door

$10 in advance

Under 12 free!!

Sat Oct 14th, 2017 1:00 PM til 4:00

Private Event

Thompson, CT

Sun Oct 15th, 2017 1:00 PM til 4:30 - 5:00
Applecrest Farms
43rd Annual 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 1:00p)
* 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
Applecrest Farms - for more info:
Tel: (603) 926-3721
Fax: (603) 926-0006
Sat Oct 21st, 2017 7:00 PM
First 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.      Church number: 508-845-7286

$10 adult
$5 children
and students
Sat Nov 4th, 2017 7:30 PM
First Evangelical Congregational Church
99 Courty St.
Uxbridge, MA
Community House of Uxbridge Congregational Church
Court Street
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

 $12.00 for seniors

Children under 12 free


2017 Bluegrass Christmas Concert  Series!!

”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 Rick Lang.

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 -

Christmas in Boxborough
A Bluegrass Christmas Concert 
United Church of Christ
723 Mass Ave.
Boxborough, MA 01719
These Christmas 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!
Today, 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. 978- 263-7387
For information contact: Karen Lincoln Wilber
Tel. 978-897-7380
Gen. Admission:
$15 Adults
$10 Seniors

$5 Children
(12 and under)
Christmas in the Blackstone Valley
A Bluegrass Christmas Concert   at:
Grass Roots Coffeehouse
Rockdale Congregational Church
42 Fowler Road and Ash Street
Northbridge, MA 01534
Contact: Bob Dick-
Tel: 617-429-0347 Church 508-234-8484
Gen. Admission:
$15 Adults
$10 Seniors

$5 Children
(12 and under)
Christmas on Minnechaug Mountain
A Bluegrass Christmas Concert   at:  
Buckingham Congregational Church
16 Cricket Lane,
near Jct. of Hebron Ave. & Route 83
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Buckingham Congregational Church
Tel. 860-633-7992
Gen. Admission:
$15 Adults
$5 Children
(12 and under)
Christmas in N.H.
A Bluegrass Christmas Concert   at:  
The Pilgrim Church
197 Middle Road
(Route 111A)
Brentwood, NH 03883
Rick Lang -
Tel: 603-944-2934
Pilgrim Church 603-778-3189
Gen. Admission:
$15 Adults

$10 Seniors and Children under 12 



Christmas in Historic Newburyport
A Bluegrass Christmas Concert   at:
Belleville Congregational Church
300 High Street
Newburyport MA 01950
Church Contact: Valerie Gates
Pastor Ross Varney
Tel. 978-465-7734

Gen. Admission:
$15 Adults

$10 Seniors and Children under 12 







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