From June 8-10, 2017, thousands of roots music fans from across the glove will gather amongst the dense, sun-speckled pine forests of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the heart of Paul Bunyan country, to enjoy the world-class lineup that is this year’s Blue Ox Music Festival.
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. The kid-friendly and environmentally-conscious festival, which strives to be a fun, inclusive, and sustainable space for everyone, is held on the Whispering Pines campground, an idyllic space for today’s best Americana music. Festival-goers and performers alike jam into the night with friends old and new; 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 northern Wisconsin.
This year’s roster includes: 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.
Tickets are on sale from now until January 26th 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/