The Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was founded in 2015 with the vision of an intimate Bluegrass and Americana music experience. Both the festival and campgrounds are family owned and operated by a team with over 30 years of music festival experience. It is our goal to provide a fan-centric festival experience that is welcoming and approachable for people of all ages. Blue Ox features over 35 artists spread across 3 days on three stages and on-site camping.
Blue Ox Experience/Activities:
The Soul Sanctuary: A wellness tent featuring yoga, sonic Ceremony, sound healing, meditation, breathwork, reiki and more. VIEW 2022 SCHEDULE HERE
Instrument & Songwriting Workshops: Learn more about Bluegrass, Americana, Roots and traditional string genres of music from instructors who are musicians themselves. VIEW 2022 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE HERE
Potluck Pickin Area: Bring your instruments and meetup with fellow musicians for campground jam sessions hosted by the Potluck String Band. A place where you can meet new and old friends and pick (or listen) to music during the day or until the sun comes up.
Late Night Sets: Enjoy music on Backwoods Stage, located in the heart of the campground, after the headliner closes each night. VIEW LATE NIGHT LINEUP HERE
Family Stage Entertainment: Children activities provided by Boats and Bluegrass. VIEW 2022 FAMILY STAGE SCHEDULE
On-site 9-Hole Disc Golf Course
Regional Food Trucks/Vendors & Hardgood/Craft Vendors (2022 TBA)
Beverage Options: An assortment of beer, liquor, wine and non-alcoholic beverage options. Official Breweries of Blue Ox 2022: Founders, Odell & Toppling Goliath. Vodka provided by Deep Eddy. Whiskey/Bourbon provided by Cedar Ridge Distillery. Gin provided by La Crosse Distilling. Wine provided by Wollersheim Winery. *More to be announced.
Art Installations: An assortment of unique and engaging art created and installed by regional artists spread around the campground and within the festival bowl. VIEW 2022 ART INSTALLATIONS
Over the past few years the Blue Ox Music Festival has featured artists such as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Greensky Bluegrass, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Shakey Graves, The Sam Bush Band, Peter Rowan, Drive by Truckers, Molly Tuttle, The Del McCoury Band, Billy Strings, Leftover Salmon, Margo Price, The Infamous Stringdusters, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Devil Makes Three, Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth, Tyler Childers, Son Volt and many more…
On this page, you’ll find all of the information you need in order to make your time here as enjoyable as possible. Blue Ox Music Festival will be working with Eau Claire City-County Health Officials keeping up with best practices and recommendations to mitigate risk from COVID-19. Read more about COVID-19 Safety HERE
Please contact us with any questions or concerns.