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    Blue Ox festival – JUNE 11 – 14 2015



    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 www.blueoxmusicfestival.com.  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 www.countryjamwi.com.



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