BLUE OX MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS INITIAL LINEUP FOR 2020 Gov’t Mule, Sam Bush Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, The Jerry Douglas Band, Charlie Parr, plus 2 nights of Pert Near Sandstone, are among the artists to perform at the 6th annual Blue Ox Music Festival – Taking place on June 11- 13, 2020 at Whispering Pines Campground. Tickets are on-sale now at when you log onto

EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN – December 17, 2019 – Blue Ox Music Festival is proud to announce the first round artist lineup, for the 6th annual Blue Ox Music Festival, which will be held June 11-13, 2020.
The annual early summer pilgrimage of Bluegrass, Americana, and Roots artists, and their loyal music festival fans; return to the tall pines and hardwoods of Whispering Pines Campground in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

This year Blue Ox honors a fine lineup of performances by heavy hitters – Gov’t Mule, Sam Bush Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, The Jerry Douglas Band, Charlie Parr, Rising Appalachia, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Charley Crockett, Henhouse Prowlers with Tony Trischka, Lillie Mae, Them Coulee Boys, Legendary Shack Shakers, Sunny War, Julian Davis & The Situation, Nora Brown, Arkansauce, Armchair Boogie, Kind Country, One Way Traffic, Short Round String Band, Feed The Dog, Intuitive Compass, Barbaro, and The High 48s. Pert Near Sandstone will host the Blue Ox Music Festival for the sixth year, in addition to performing for two nights.

Since its inception in 2015, the Blue Ox Music Festival has consistently brought together a collection of top level regional and national acts that have set the stage and standard of artists for the true music festival fan’s experience for years to come. With the vision of an intimate music and camping experience focused on Bluegrass, Americana Roots genres – the 3-day festival creates a unique experience with an impressive lineup of notable artists, in a familial and beautiful outdoor venue setting.

Besides the high quality of artists and performances that guests see over the 3-day festival, Jim Bischel, President of Blue Ox Music Festival, credits the fans for making the event, “something magical, as the attendees are here for the camaraderie, they’re here for the fellowship and they are true fans of the music. Part of their devotion, he adds, is that they appreciate the music from more than a listener’s standpoint. So many of the guests are musicians themselves.”

New this year, in addition to the traditional Blue Ox late night sets – The Backwoods Stage will feature regional and emerging artists from 11:30AM to 6:30PM on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13. The first round of artists for the Backwoods Stage include – Miles Over Mountains, Nickle & Rose, Good Morning Bedlam, The Thirsty River, Dig Deep, Never Come Down, Pit Wagon, Katey Bellville, Gabe Barnett, and Doug Otto and the Getaways.

*Stay tuned for additional headliner announcements in early January 2020. The complete lineup for all 3 stages and late night artists at the 2020 Blue Ox Music Festival will be announced over the next few months.
As musicians and ambassadors for the festival – members of Pert Near Sandstone, Nate Sipe and Justin Bruhn, produce and host the popular, Road to Blue Ox Podcast. In each episode, Bruhn and Sipe interview one of the performing artists on the lineup, as well as highlighting key information and updates about the festival. Tune in for new 2020 Road to Blue Ox episodes on Apple iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher and Pocket Casts.

Pert Near Sandstone is set to release their second studio album in mid-2020 – with new music to be debuted at Blue Ox. Bruhn says, “Pert Near is grateful to play host and be such an integral part of Blue Ox. Every year, we are honored to cocurate the lineup, essentially building our own special mixtape for the Blue Ox stage! It’s a dream come true. We always look forward to showing our fellow artists just how wonderful the dedicated fans of our region are. See you in the Pines!”

About Blue Ox Music Festival – Blue Ox creates and fosters a wonderful sense of artistic community and has become a cornerstone of the cultural renaissance movement in the Eau Claire area. Blue Ox Music Festival at Whispering Pines Campground boasts 140 acres of pristine forest, walkable trails and landscaped lawn with music presented on three distinct stages, (Main Stage, Saloon Stage, Backwoods Stage).

As a family friendly environment, diverse cultural events take place throughout the festival grounds, including music workshops, morning yoga, eclectic craft vendors, dance performance, kids stages as well as a disc golf course. The variety of quality food and beverage vendors offers something delicious for everyone to enjoy. All ages are welcome. Children 13 and under are free with a paid adult.

Presently, 3-day General Admission Tickets are available for purchase at this time. General Admission gives you access to all entertainment and Unreserved Tent Camping. Car Camping Passes are available, for guests who prefer their car on the camp site next to their tent. Reserved RV / Tent sites are also available for purchase. Camping accommodations include spaces for RVs, Family and Quiet Camping, and for those who wish to just arrive at the festival, enjoy and lay their heads – there are “Glamping” options for purchase in early 2020.

Ticket prices for the 2020 Blue Ox Music Festival will increase on Friday, December 27, 2 019 at 11:59PM. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets before December 28, 2019 in order to take advantage of the best prices available to date. Tickets are going fast, so please join us at the Blue Ox Music Festival on June 11, 12, 13, 2020 – for three days of phenomenal music and camping in a family friendly, intimate atmosphere.

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