Blue Ox Music Festival, June 8-10, 2017


Submitted by -HearthMusic Fri, 04/21/2017 - 2:01 pm

Coming in early June, the Blue Ox Music Festival returns with an all-star lineup of roots, Americana, and country artists. Nestled amongst the dense, sun-speckled pine forests of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Blue Ox Music Festival welcomes thousands of roots music fans and musicians each June to the heart of Paul Bunyan country. Hosted each year by progressive Americana band Pert Near Sandstone, Blue Ox showcases the complex fabric that is American roots music, bringing some of the genre’s best artists to an intimate natural space. Featuring late-night jams, lots of dancing, camping, and an amazing lineup of artists, Blue Ox is a powerful new voice on the national music festival scene!

Tickets are available now at a special introdcutory rate, but will increase on April 27! For more ticket info, go to

The full lineup for the 2017 Blue Ox Music Festival is as follows: Punch Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, Drive-By Truckers, Railroad Earth, Sam Bush Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Son Volt, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Grateful Ball, Keller & The Keels, Jeff Austin Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, Dead Man Winter feat. Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles, The Steeldrivers, Split Lip Rayfield, Willie Watson, Fruition, Henhouse Prowlers, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Billy Strings, Colter Wall, Trout Steak Revival, Dead Horses, White Iron Band, Them Coulee Boys, Evergreen Grass Band, Joseph Huber, and Laska.
“We are excited for year three of the Blue Ox Music Festival,” says Jim Bischel, the festival's executive director. “Between the lineup, improvements and additions to our festival venue, and the incredible fans we have, it is going to be a fantastic year. We can’t wait until June!”