It’s at the Sheraton in Framingham, it’s taking over a good portion (but not all) of the hotel for a weekend, but it’s not a festival. So what is it?
It’s JamVember, a “Boston’s bluegrass Jamming non-festival.” The neologism is meant to convey jamming in November (don’t ask me what happens with one in March, or August—I guess it has to be November). The weekend of November 16-18, 2018, to be exact, when bluegrass pickers, singers, and workshop teachers will take over an entire wing of the Sheraton. Tony reports that the hotel wing is already sold out, but for out-of-town attendees, there are hotels available nearby. Shades of the Joe Val Festival‚ but this isn’t connected with the JVF, and there are no concerts as such: just jams, wherever you can find them, all night long. Fun sounds, and yes, sounds like fun!
Here’s how Tony describes it:
JamVember is a weekend-long “non-festival” focused on jamming and one
big difference from usual festivals: no stage show to distract from
There will be over 40 teachers hosting jams and teaching workshops,
but it’s not about learning (ha!), it’s about jamming!
JamVember is not a BBU event, but it will be held at the Sheraton in
Framingham, the same hotel as Joe Val
JamVember is coming up the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 16th – 18th, and many more details can be found at JamVember.com
You can get weekend and single-day tickets at the JamVember website. Tony and his dad Steve will be on HAH on November 10th to pick a few tunes and remind you all about JamVember. /CL