Justin Vernon to Introduce Bernie Sanders at Eau Claire Rally

Tom Giffey

Get ready to feel the Bern – and the Vern.

Justin Vernon – a.k.a. Bon Iver, a.k.a. Wisconsin’s biggest indie music celebrity – will be introducing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders when the Vermont senator speaks Saturday morning.

And no, to answer the obvious question, this isn’t an April Fools Day joke. Seriously. Our sources are as close to the situation as can be.

Doors will open at 10am for the rally at UW-Eau Claire’s Zorn Arena. The event is free and open to the public, but online RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

Sanders, who is locked in a vigorous race against former Secretary of State and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, has gathered a diverse list of endorsements from musicians, ranging from rapper Killer Mike to Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Meanwhile, Clinton will speak later Saturday at the Lismore (doors at 1:15pm), Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is appearing at 7pm Saturday at Memorial High School, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will drop by Florian Gardens at 7:30pm Sunday. Now that’s what we call a full slate.

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