Bluegrass Festival This Weekend
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Marlborough Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to ex
1. Joe Val Bluegrass Festival
Where/When: Sheraton Hotel, 1657 Worcester Rd., Framingham, Friday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.
Why Go: The Joe Val Bluegrass Festival returns this year with an amazing lineup: Grascals, Boxcars, JD Crowe, The Whites, Northern Lights, Della Mae, and many, many more. Also: Master classes, jamming, vendors, Showcase Stage, and fun for the whole family. Under 12 free. Check the schedule online.
2. Kick'n Cancer Fundraiser
Where/When: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 181 Boston Post Rd., Marlborough, Saturday Feb. 19, from 7 p.m.-1 a.m.
Why Go: Going 80's this year, this is a fundraiser to raise money for the American Cancer Society. With special musical guests Bon Jersey (Bon Jovi tribute band), the Great Escape, Dirty Deeds (AC/DC cover band), Off the Hook, and XRB. Special guest Wally the Green Monster. A slide show will pay tribute to loved ones who have died from cancer; send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can be bought at the door, at several locations in Hudson, or here.
3. Wayne's Digital Karaoke Show
Where/When: VFW, 1 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough, Saturday Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.
Why Go: Music video hour from 6-7 p.m. Karaoke show from 7-11 p.m. Open to all. Call 508-229-0790 for information.
Pricing: No cover charge, food and drink menu available.
4. I Love the Arts — A fundraiser for the Arts Alliance
Where/When: Riverview Gallery, 13 Port Street, Hudson, Saturday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Featuring a show by local musicians and actors who will illustrate the comical and serious sides of love; a DJ for dancing, art displays, dessert buffet and cash bar. Table of 10 $250. Tickets: www.upwitharts.org or 978-562-1646.
5. Blues Jam
Where/When: Stone's Meeting House, 179 Main St., Ashland. Sunday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m.
Why Go: Meet Pete Henderson & Co. Hang out with the band and listen to some of the best Blue's music in the Metrowest!
Pricing: Free, no cover charge. Drink and food menu available.