JUNE 11- 13, 2015



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Eau Claire, WIBlue Ox Music Festival, the new premiere three-day outdoor music festival is celebrating the best in bluegrass, roots and Americana this June 11 – 13, 2015 at Whispering Pines Campground in Eau Claire, Wisconsin’s historic Chippewa Valley [5024 Cr
 escent Avenue, Eau Claire, WI].  Featuring 27 the country’s leading and emerging artists, Blue Ox is co-curated by the Twin Cities’ own award-winning modern American string band, Pert Near Sandstone, which will perform twice throughout the weekend.  Blue Ox’s lineup is anchored by touring heavyweights Yonder Mountain String Band, Grammy award winners, Del McCoury Band, and mandolin master and the “Father of Newgrass” himself, Sam Bush.

Blue Ox will see a magnetic and diverse line-up of artists take to its stage throughout the weekend. The festival will feature 27 celebrated bluegrass and roots veterans and heavy-hitting newcomers from around the country. Highlights include, The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Justin Townes Earle, Pokey LaFarge, Jeff Austin Band, Elephant Revival, Horse Feathers, The Hackensaw Boys, Greg Brown, Dead Man Winter featuring members of Trampled By Turtles and Henhouse Prowlers.

We are very excited to introduce a new festival to the Midwest that celebrates, and is devoted to the art, history and fun of bluegrass and roots music,” said Jim Bischel, President of Country Jam USA.Dell McCoury

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Taking its name after the legendary American folklore character Paul Bunyan’s trusty companion Babe the Blue Ox, Blue Ox Music Festival will take place at Whispering Pines Campground in Eau Claire, WI. With over 75 acres of beautiful fields and pine and oak trees stretching throughout the grounds, Blue Ox’s locale is the perfect environment to enjoy a scenic weekend listening to some of the best bluegrass and roots artists the country has to offer. The festival will feature a variety of locally sourced food vendors, craft and domestic beers and camping options.

Ticket Information:  Three-Day General Admission tickets are on sale for $150 and Three-Day Perk Pass Tickets are on sale for $225 at  Two-day general admission tickets cost $125. Perk Pass Tickets include early entrance into the festival bowl for all shows, a commemorative Blue Ox cup and free unlimited VIP showers. All tickets include free unreserved camping and parking. There are also a number of Electrical Campsites available for $195.

Whispering Pines Campground is conveniently located 3 miles off of Interstate 94 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Blue Ox will be the first festival appearance by Henhouse Prowlers since their second tour to Africa, where they are spreading the word on bluegrass and American music as a part of the American Musicians Abroad program.  Check out the video: Henhouse Prowlers with special guests live @ the National Theater Kampala, Uganda

Blue Ox’s June 11-13, 2015 line-up is as follows: Thursday, June 11th

The Infamous Stringdusters

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
pokey lafarge

Dead Man Winter Featuring members of Trampled by Turtles

Charlie Parr

Friday, June 12th

Greensky Bluegrass

Pert Near Sandstone

Sam Bush

Jeff Austin Band

Greg Brown (Duo with Bo Ramsey)

Pokey Lafarge

Elephant Revival

Evergreen Grass Bandpert near sandstone

Kind Country

The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank

The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins

Tin Can Gin

Saturday, June 13th

Yonder Mountain String Band

Pert Near Sandstone

The Del McCoury Band

Justin Townes Earle

The Hackensaw BoysHHP press pick 2014

Horse Feathers

Henhouse Prowlers

The Lowest Pair

Dead Horses

Sans Souci




About Country Jam USA:  Country Jam USA in Eau Claire, WI is one of the longest running and most successful Country Music Festivals in the nation. Founded in 1990, Country Jam will celebrate its 26th anniversary this year when it takes place July 23 – 25 and features one of its most star-studded lineups ever with headliners Eric Church, Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum.  For more information and tickets visit



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