Music festival profile: Eau Claire

By Matthew Gundrum —

Eau Claire is the hotspot in 2015 for music festivals.  Blue Ox, Eaux Claires and Country Jam are all gracing the airwaves of Northwestern Wisconsin this summer.

Blue Ox

Blue Ox Music Festival takes place from June 11 to 13. The event is outdoors and includes camping with ticket purchase. Featured acts revolve around the Bluegrass, Roots and Americana genres of music. The festival will be hosted by Bluegrass band Pert Near Sandstone.

www.blueoxmusicfestival.com

Country Jam

Since 1990, Country Jam has been a seminal country music festival within the Eau Claire area. The event has hosted major country acts such as Alabama, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney. This year, headliners will include Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton and Eric Church. The festival will take place July 23 to 25. Oh, and three-day student tickets cost just $105.

www.countryjamwi.com

Eaux Claires

Leave it to Eau Claire native and indie superstar Bon Iver (a.k.a. Justin Vernon) to curate a music festival like no other. Eaux Claires is an eclectic mix of alternative acts from around the country. The two-day event, July 17 and 18, hosts a stellar bill. Sufjan Stevens, The National, Spoon and Bon Iver himself are just a few of the many acts performing at Eaux Claires this year.

www.eauxclaires.com

This summer Eau Claire music festivals have a bit of something for everyone so hop online and buy your tickets now!

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