The organizers of the Blue Ox Music Festival have announced the lineup for the August 2021 event, featuring headliners Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, Shakey Graves, Sam Bush Band, and more. The event, slated for August 19th—21st, 2021, will take place at The Pines Music Park—formerly known as Whispering Pines Campground—in Eau Claire, WI.
Other featured headliners include The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Charlie Parr, Molly Tuttle, Lissie, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and two nights of Pert Near Sandstone. The 7th annual edition of Blue Ox will also host Charley Crockett, The Lil Smokies, Kitchen Dwellers, Henhouse Prowlers with Tony Trischka, Lillie Mae, Them Coulee Boys, Sunny War, Julian Davis & The Situation, Nora Brown, Jon Stickley Trio, Arkansauce, Armchair Boogie, Kind Country, One Way Traffic, Short Round String Band, Feed The Dog, Intuitive Compass, Barbaro, and The High 48s.
While the lineup stacked with top-quality bluegrass and Americana music is welcome news, the sheer fact that there is a lineup announcement is arguably more important than the lineup itself. Blue Ox Music Festival has made a definite statement by putting out a lineup for August 2021 as the Pfizer vaccine begins distribution in the United States. Earlier this month, Live Nation President Joe Berchtold predicted that large scale concerts and events would be able to return by summer 2021, and it appears that Blue Ox organizers have the same theory.
In a press release, the Blue Ox team noted that the 2021 festival would operate at a reduced capacity. Due to this shift in policy, in addition to many 2020 ticket holders’ decisions to roll their passes over to the following year, the festival is already 50% sold out.
For tickets to and more information on the 2021 edition of the Blue Ox Music Festival visit the event’s website. Scroll down to see a full lineup.