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.
Blue Ox Music Festival, set for June 8-10, 2017, is proud to announce their initial line-up, including: Punch Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Drive-By Truckers, Sam Bush Band, Son Volt, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Travelin’ McCourys, Jeff Austin Band, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Willie Watson, Split Lip Rayfield, and more. The full lineup is available below and more artists will be added soon. Talk to us to discover more about this great music festival!
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 (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show), 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!”
Tickets are on sale from now until January 26 at a special introductory rate. General admission three-day tickets are $145, and children under 13 are free with a paid adult. Unreserved tent camping and parking is included in the general admission pass. Reserved camping and RV space is available as well, to find out more please check the website: www.blueoxmusicfestival.com/
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Blue Ox Music Festival, June 8-10, 2017, is one of the most intimate music festivals in the country, teeming with joy, friendship, and musical exploration, all set within the Whispering Pine Campground in Eau Claire, WI. Blue Ox was founded in 2015 when Jim Bischel, co-owner of Country Jam USA, imagined a smaller festival with a focus in roots, Americana and bluegrass music, inspired by the community surrounding progressive bluegrass band Pert Near Sandstone. Boasting some of the best talent in American roots music today, Blue Ox Music Festival strives to be a fun, inclusive, and sustainable space for everyone. Lush yet spacious, the Whispering Pines campground is an idyllic space for today’s best Americana music. The line-up is as committed to honoring tradition as it is to building upon it. This musical inclusivity and positivity permeates into the greater sense of community at the festival. Sitting among the verdant pastures and forests of Northern Wisconsin, listeners will be taken to new heights in musical creativity and ability. Festival-goers jam into the night with friends old and new, some of whom are festival performers mingling around the campgrounds after daytime festivities. Kid-friendly and environmentally-conscious, children under 13 get into Blue Ox for free with a paid adult. Food and drink vendors are available onsite, and camping is included with tickets. Blue Ox offers the quality of a large festival experience on a smaller scale, all set in beautiful Eau Claire, WI.