Blue Ox Music Festival
The Blue Ox Music Festival is celebrating its fifth birthday in summer 2019 (June 13-15) amongst the trees of Eau Claire’s Whispering Pines Campground, and today they dropped a lineup of musical acts that have become downright mainstays at the bluegrass fest, and some exciting newcomers. Blue Ox remains one of the finest roots festivals in the country, and the top-billed acts for next summer cement that reputation. Familiar names and faces are all over this thing: Pert Near Sandstone of course will perform two nights as is tradition. Acts like Railroad Earth, Sam Bush, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Del McCoury are perennial favorites making their return to the Wisconsin woods. Trampled By Turtles are a big get, bringing the full band to Blue Ox after Dave Simonett’s turn with Dead Man Winter a few years back (and their own upcoming night at The Pablo Center in January). The Dead South are another notable addition. Area favorite Charlie Parr will be there, as well as Eau Claire’s own Them Coulee Boys. For the fest’s big anniversary, it’s definitely not one to miss.