Boston Bluegrass Union is a non-profit organization dedicated to the bluegrass music and bluegrass music education in New England. They have been hosting the Joe Val Festival since 1985 when a few local musicians put together an event to help pay medical bills for fellow musician friend Joe Val. This annual event at the Sheraton Framingham Conference Center is extremely unique. The entire hotel is dedicated to this Bluegrass event. There is the best professional bluegrass acts as well as the best bluegrass music education in New England. The hotel is jamming from the lobby to the hallways 24/7 with the most dedicated fans. Whether you are a musician or not you will have the best time at this great indoor festival every February.