Festival Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival

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Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival

Foster Farm

Eau Claire, WI


On sale Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:00 PM

$135.00, 2-day general admission
$250.00, 2-day Chippewa VIP passes

Full line up and interview with Justin Vernon »

Friday, July 17

Allan Kingdom (2014 session) Blind Boys Of Alabama Boys Noize Corbin Doomtree (2014 session) Field Report (2014 session) Found Footage Festival Francis and The Lights Grandma Sparrow Hiss Golden Messenger Jon Mueller's INITIATION Liturgy Lizzo (2013 session) Low (2013 session) Marijuana Deathsquads Mina Tindle NO BS! Brass Band Phox Film Premiere Ragnar Kjartansson’s FOREVER LOVE Sam Amidon Spoon (Rock the Garden 2014) The Staves Sturgill Simpson The Lone Bellow The National (2014 session) The Tallest Man On Earth

Saturday, July 18

Aero Flynn (2015 session) Bon Iver (2015 interview, 2012 interview, 2008 session) Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires (2013 session) Chris Rosenau Colin Stetson Elliot Moss Found Footage Festival Givers Grandma Sparrow Haley Bonar (2014 session) Indigo Girls performing "Swamp Ophelia" Melt Banana NO BS! Brass Band Phil Cook Phox (2014 session) Poliça (2013 session) Ragnar Kjartansson’s FOREVER LOVE Retribution Gospel Choir (2012 session) S.Carey Sufjan Stevens Sylvan Esso (2014 session) yMusic Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, a new and exciting two-day outdoor music festival to be held at the beautiful 20-acre Foster Farm in Eau Claire, WI, announces its debut dates of Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18, 2015. Eaux Claires (pronounced “o'clare” and the original French spelling of the town of Eau Claire, WI) is curated by Eau Claire native Justin Vernon of the Grammy-winning band, Bon Iver, in collaboration with Aaron Dessner of acclaimed rock group, the National. In addition to musical performances from world-class artists on three stages, Eaux Claires will also feature visual art, innovative integrations of music and light, locally sourced food and beverage, and many other artistic and experiential elements to surprise and delight attendees. Foster Farm, also home to Country Jam music festival, is set on the banks of Wisconsin’s Chippewa River and is 90 minutes east of Minneapolis. In addition to specially priced tickets, tomorrow’s pre-sale will offer attendees the option to purchase passes for onsite camping. Speaking to Eaux Claires and his special connection to his hometown, Justin Vernon says, “After several years of touring and playing music festivals of all different types around the world, I wanted to put together an event that would honor what we love about this place—including an independent attitude and blaze orange caps—but also shine a light on less familiar and surprising elements that are already weaving themselves into our future. Having this festival right in my backyard gives me and the guest artists a chance to share familiar work and new creations in a setting close to my heart and different than any other stage in the world. To create this event within view of the Chippewa River—the very river that defines this place—makes it all the more meaningful. We’re fortunate because the Chippewa Valley already has a history of great music festivals. Everyone—the city, the county, and the Country Jam folks—has been very supportive. They’re helping us take it beyond music and into a celebration of film, art, and things still in the works...just walking around the place is going to be an experience.” Aaron Dessner adds, "Justin and I have been friends and collaborators for years. Working together to create and curate Eaux Claires is something we've been talking about for a long time. To finally see it come together, and to imagine the music, art and community the festival will bring together, is very exciting."

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Previously: Blog post: Justin Vernon-curated Eaux Claires Festival coming to western Wisconsin in July 2015