Upcoming Bluegrass Related Events


Kaïa Kater

Groton Hill Music Center 122 Old Ayer Road, Groton, MA

“You want some authenticity in your folk music or bluegrass – I give you Kaïa Kater.” – No Depression Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian Kaïa Kater’s jazz-fueled voice and deft songcraft have garnered acclaim from NPR’s Tiny Desk, The Guardian, Rolling Stone and No Depression. Kaïa draws on influences rooted in Quebec, the Caribbean, and Appalachia, all of which reflect the diversity of her background; her family’s deep ties to the Canadian folk music scene; her college years spent soaking up Appalachian music in West Virginia and her father’s experience growing up in Grenada, arriving in Canada in 1986, after the U.S. invasion. Kaïa released her first EP Old Soul (2013) when she was just out of high school. Since then, she’s gone on to release three more albums, Sorrow Bound (2015), Nine Pin (2016) and Grenades (2018).  For the JUNO-nominated and Polaris Music Prize long-listed Grenades, Kaia leaned into a wide array of sounds and styles in order to convey a broad range of emotions and topics, most notably her Caribbean ancestry and her father’s experience as a refugee in Canada.  In 2020, Kaïa took part in the Slaight Music Residency at the Canadian Film Center, released a new single, and wrote original music for The Porter (BET+ 2022).


Tuftonboro Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Jam session

The Old White Church, Center Tuftonboro, NH

The weekly Tuftonboro Country, Bluegrass & Gospel Music Jam Session continues at the historic Old White Church of Center Tuftonboro every Tuesday from 6:30 until about 9:30 pm.  Fans of country, bluegrass and gospel music are invited to enjoy an evening of music. There is no admission charge, a donation is requested to help cover operational expenses.  The Church is located on Route 109A, just across from the Tuftonboro General Store & Post Office.  Everyone is invited to attend the jam session while enjoying cookies and a cup of coffee.  For more info call Joe at 569-3861.


Bluegrass Tuesdays at Lily P’s Fried Chicken & Oysters

Lily P's Fried Chicken & Oysters 50 Binney St., Cambridge, MA

Bluegrass Tuesdays began in Central Square in Cambridge in September of 1993 and has since grown to host regional and national artists on stage and serve as a weekly gathering place for the local bluegrass community. For 27 years, Tuesday Night Bluegrass at The Cantab Lounge was hosted by Geoff Bartley, about whom reviewer Nate Dow wrote, “If Massachusetts were ever to appoint a Folk Laureate, the honor would have to go to the one and only Geoff Bartley." Geoff welcomed nationally-known bluegrass artists to the stage such as Dale Ann Bradley, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, David Grier, Missy Raines, Jim Hurst, Chris Jones, Molly Tuttle, and the late James King. Bluegrass Tuesdays have also been a place where many bluegrass musicians have met and “cut their teeth”, including members of The Infamous Stringdusters, Crooked Still, Della Mae, The Gibson Brothers, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Po' Ramblin' Boys, Mile Twelve, and Joy Kills Sorrow. Bluegrass Tuesdays are now hosted by Tony Watt and held at chef Chris Parsons' restaurant Lily P's Fried Chicken & Oysters in Kendall Square in Cambridge.


Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road

GuitartownCT at Cafe Amici 1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT

Growing up in North Carolina, just down the road from Doc Watson, Liam Purcell leads Cane Mill Road as they perform an eclectic mix of originals and standards. Their powerful arrangements and dynamic stage presence have landed them main stage slots at MerleFest, Grey Fox and Wide-Open Bluegrass. Named Momentum Band of the Year by IBMA in 2019, Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing bands in the industry. In 2022, bandleader Liam Purcell turned heads by sweeping the Rockygrass Instrumental Contests on guitar, mandolin, and banjo, becoming the first person in history to do so.


The Del McCoury Band

Groton Hill Music Center 122 Old Ayer Road, Groton, MA

Bluegrass legend Del McCoury brings his band to the Concert Hall at Groton Hill March 22! “Almost unimaginable, McCoury’s sixth decade in a half-century of bluegrass bliss brings new triumphs, new collaborations, and new music.” — Opry.com For more than 50 years, Del McCoury’s music has defined authenticity for hard-core bluegrass devotees as well as a growing number of fans only vaguely familiar with the genre. Del is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, at schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet also a commandingly vital presence today, from primetime and late night TV to major music festivals.

A Night on the Edge!

Chelmsford Elks Hall 300 Littleton Road, Chelmsford, MA

Michelle Canning presents the 13th Annual "A Night on the Edge!" Join us for an exciting evening of music, raffle prizes, and more to support the Alzeheimer's Foundation of America. For tickets & more information, go to https://michellecanning.net/alzheimer-s-benefit.

$12 – $15

Stone Church Coffeehouse presents Southern Rail

Stone Church Coffeehouse 300 High St, Bristol, RI

Enormously popular music series now in its 17th year!  Seating is limited, so call 401-253-4813 to reserve your seats.  Guests are welcome to bring their own supper and libation to enjoy during Southern Rail's concert!


Homegrown Coffeehouse presents Southern Rail

Homegrown Coffeehouse First Parish Church, 23 Dedham Ave., Needham, MA

Bluegrass and the world’s best Carrot Cake!  What could be better? Southern Rail brings their upbeat brand of Bluegrass and happy mayhem to the Homegrown Coffeehouse on Saturday April 6. This promises to be another packed house, featuring high-energy exuberant bluegrass with lush harmonies, irrepressible good humor, and sparkling banjo, guitar and mandolin. Come early before the Carrot Cake runs out!

$20 – $25

Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Masters of American Traditional Music

First Parish Unitarian Church 7 Harrington Rd, , Lexington, MA

Concert at First Parish Milton, 535 Canton Avenue, Milton MA sponsored by the Forbes House Museum as part of the Heritage Music Series. Jay's haunting 'Ashokan Farewell' was featured throughout Ken Burns' award winning series The Civil War. The duo has recorded albums with the legendary James Galway and Thomas Hampson. Featured on Prairie Home Companion, they provided music for film Brother's Keeper.

$30 – $35