2020 Blue Ox Music Festival Fundraiser

It is with saddened hearts that we must announce our rescheduled August dates will be unfeasible. We have been doing everything we could to give the best chance of having a Blue Ox Music Festival this year. Unfortunately, this will not be possible. A gathering of our festival’s size would not be safe nor allowed under Eau Claire City-County Health guidelines.

The situation that we have all found ourselves in has forced us to evaluate how to balance keeping the festival on good financial footing and doing right by all of you who have supported us over the last five years. We are a family business with a small team of dedicated employees that has fixed costs throughout the year. While some festivals have “postponed” their festival to the following year, without refunds, that idea just did not sit right with us. We understand how they came to this decision since the economics of NOT having an event for 24 months is a quite daunting. Our festival’s situation is no different. Donating to the festival is a great way to ensure that we can meet our obligations as we look forward to Blue Ox 2021.

We will greatly miss seeing our Blue Ox Family this year. This festival means as much to us as it does to all of you. The friendships and camaraderie surrounding this community over the last 5 years has been truly amazing. There will be brighter days, when we will all be able to come together and party in the Pines. Until then focus on your local community, treat each other kindly, and take care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing you all again!

Going forward into 2020 Blue Ox will be looking into several possibilities to provide our local music community entertainment options. This may include limited capacity campouts, virtual events, or a hybrid of the two. These decisions will be made with the guidance of public health officials. In addition, we will be airing past Blue Ox sets on Thursdays on YouTube and Facebook. Look for announcements, follow us on social media and YouTube, and keep in touch!



Pert Near Sandstone will perform two nights onstage at, live from the Pines, along with sets from Charlie Parr, Them Coulee Boys, Kind Country, Nickle & Rose, David Huckfelt, and Adam Greuel. In addition Sam Bush, Warren Haynes, Del McCoury, The Travelin’ McCourys, Molly Tuttle, Lillie Mae, and Sunny War will be performing sets from their hometowns.

In addition to these performances there will also be a Yoga and Sound Healing session brought to you by Meggan Riley and Mike McGuigan and Music Workshops presented by The Henhouse Prowlers.  

The Virtual Festival can be viewed in entirety on the official Blue Ox Music Festival YouTube channel with artist sets available on Facebook Live. The event will be streamed in partnership with JamGrass TV, Bell’s Brewery, Nicolet Law Offices, The Current, Nugs.net, Northern Sun Productions and the host, Blue Ox Music Festival.

Friday, June 12th Stream: https://youtu.be/dMsOnWCTM-o
Saturday, June 13th Stream: https://youtu.be/23KsjXzg9Hk


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Mark Bischel 
Eau Claire, WI
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