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Blue Ox Music Festival
August 20, 2021
August 21, 2021
August 16, 2021
The Pines Music Park
5024 Crescent Avenue, Eau Claire, WI, 54703, United States
2021 Blue Ox Music Festival, August 19-21, 2021 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

The annual Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin offers an intimate Bluegrass and Americana music experience. Founded in 2015, both the festival and campgrounds are family owned and operated by a team striving for a music festival experience designed to be welcoming and approachable for people of all ages. Blue Ox features over 35 artists spread across 3 days on three stages and on-site camping.

Blue Ox 2021 Experience/Activities include:

  • The Soul Sanctuary: A wellness tent featuring yoga, sonic Ceremony, sound healing, meditation, breathwork, reiki and more.
  • Instrument Workshops: Learn more about Bluegrass, Americana, Roots and traditional string genres of music from instructors who are musicians themselves. 2021 instructors include The High 48s and Nora Brown.
  • Potluck Pickin Area: Bring your instruments and meetup with fellow musicians for campground jam sessions hosted by the Potluck String Band.
  • Late Night Sets: From Midnight – 2AM enjoy music on the Backwoods Stage, located in the heart of the campground.
  • Family Stage Entertainment and Kids’ Activities: Kids 13 and under receive free Blue Ox Festival admission with a paid adult pass
  • On-site 9-Hole Disc Golf Course
  • Regional Food Trucks/Vendors & Hardgood Vendors
  • Beverage Options: Blue Ox 2021 official Breweries: Founders Brewery & Summit Brewing. Also on tap: Odell Brewing, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, Earth Rider and Third Space. Seltzers by Founders Brewery and Ciders by Milk & Honey Cider. Wollersheim Wines and Signature cocktails featuring Tattersall distillery Liquor will be available. (Non-alcoholic options will be provided by Food Vendors).
  • Fire/Flow Performing Artists: The Torch Sisters performing Sat, August 21st at 10PM
  • Art In the Pines Art Installations: An assortment of unique and engaging art created and installed by regional artists spread around the campground and within the festival bowl.

Over the past five years the Blue Ox Music Festival has featured artists such as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Greensky Bluegrass, The Sam Bush Band, Peter Rowan, Drive by Truckers, The Del McCoury Band, Billy Strings, Margo Price, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Devil Makes Three, Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth, Tyler Childers, Son Volt and many more…

You can even check out the Blue Ox Podcast to find out more about the artists, venue, things to do, and more!

Tickets are available in a variety of pricing and combinations, find out more here.

Bubbles at the Blue Ox Music Festival, Eau Claire, WisconsinBlue Ox Music Festival Schedule

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Main Stage:
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Kyle Tuttle Band
7:00pm – 8:15pm: Lillie Mae
8:45pm – 10:00pm: Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
10:30pm – Midnight: The Infamous Stringdusters

Side Stage:
5:00pm – 5:30pm: Arkansauce
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Arkansauce
8:15pm – 8:45pm: The Kind Country Band
10:00pm – 10:30pm: The Kind Country Band

Backwoods Stage:
Midnight – 12:50am: Mae Simpson
1:05am – 2:00am: Brotherhood of Birds

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Main Stage:
11:30am – 12:30pm: Sunny War
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Henhouse Prowlers with Tony Trischka
2:30pm – 3:30pm: The Lil Smokies
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Molly Tuttle
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Charlie Parr
7:00pm – 8:15pm: Lissie
8:45pm – 9:50pm: Pert Near Sandstone
10:30pm – Midnight: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

Side Stage:
11:00am – 11:30am: Barbaro
12:30pm – 1:00pm: Barbaro
2:00pm – 2:30pm: The High 48s
3:30pm – 4:00pm: The High 48s
5:00pm – 5:30pm: Short Round Stringband
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Short Round Stringband
8:15pm – 8:45pm: Jon Stickley Trio
9:50pm – 10:30pm: Jon Stickley Trio

Backwoods Stage:
11:30am – 12:30pm: Doug Otto & the Getaways
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Pit Wagon
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Never Come Down
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Good Morning Bedlam
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Miles Over Mountains

Late Night:
Midnight – 12:50am: Charlie Parr Electric Trio
1:05am – 2:00am: Jon Stickley Trio

Family Stage presented by Boats & Bluegrass
9am Family Yoga
11am Talent Show
12pm Craft Time
2pm Parachute Games
4pm Face Paint
6pm Open Play

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Main Stage:
11:30am – 12:30pm: Nora Brown
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Them Coulee Boys
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Kitchen Dwellers
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Leftover Salmon
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Charley Crockett
7:00pm – 8:15pm: Shakey Graves
8:45pm – 10:00pm: Pert Near Sandstone
10:30pm – Midnight: Sam Bush Band

Side Stage:
11:00am – 11:30am: Feed the Dog
12:30pm – 1:00pm: Feed the Dog
2:00pm – 2:30pm: One Way Traffic
3:30pm – 4:00pm: One Way Traffic
5:00pm – 5:30pm: Intuitive Compass
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Intuitive Compass
8:15pm – 8:45pm: Armchair Boogie
10:00pm – 10:30pm: Armchair Boogie

Backwoods Stage:
11:30am – 12:30pm: Gabe Barnett
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Katey Bellville
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Dig Deep
4:00pm – 5:00pm: The Thirsty River
5:30pm – 6:30pm: The Foxgloves

Late Night:
Midnight – 12:50am: Good Morning Bedlam
1:05am – 2:00am: Kitchen Dwellers

Family Stage presented by Boats & Bluegrass
9am Family Yoga
11am Live Music
12pm Craft Time
2pm Parachute Games
4pm Face Paint
6pm Open Play

The Blue Ox Music Festival welcomes campers on-site; shuttle service is also available from a number of hotels in the Eau Claire area.

A guide to the grounds at the Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire

The Pines Music Park, where Blue Ox Music Festival is held, is just southwest of Eau Claire on the west side of the Chippewa River, opposite Highway 85. I-94 and Highway 37 connections bring you there. U.S. 12, U.S. 53, and Highway 93 also bring you to Eau Claire.

Blue Ox Music Festival Address:

The Pines Music Park
5024 Crescent Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715) 602-4440
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