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It's Music Festival Season! Eight Chippewa Valley Music Festivals

your definitive guide to a summer of music festivals in the Chippewa Valley

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Howard "Guitar" Luedtke will play at the Northwoods Blues Festival

1. Northwoods Blues Festival

June 18 & 19 • Riverfront Park, Chippewa Falls •

Nothing but blues. Featured artists include Southern Hospitality, Howard “Guitar” Luedtke, Ghost Town Blues Band, Ivy Ford, Cash Box Kings, and more.

THOMAS RHETT will play at Country Fest.
THOMAS RHETT will play at Country Fest.

2. Country Fest 

June 24-26 • Country Fest Grounds, Cadott •

Featuring headliners Kane Brown on Thursday, Dierks Bentley on Friday, and Thomas Rhett on Saturday. Kickoff party on Wednesday exclusive for three-day ticket holders featuring Neal McCoy. Tickets and camping information available online.

KORN will play at Rock Fest.
KORN is among the Rock Fest headliners.

3. Rock Fest

July 15-17 • Rock Fest Grounds, Cadott •

Featuring performances by Rob Zombie, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Staind, Danzig, of Mice & Men, and more.

OLD DOMINION will play at Country Jam.
OLD DOMINION is on the bill at Country Jam.

4. Country Jam

July 15-17 • Country Jam Grounds, Eau Claire •

Country Jam 2021 is back with a diverse lineup of 20+ acts on three stages. Headliners include Old Dominion, Chris Young, and John Pardi, while Morgan Wallen, HARDY, and Rodney Atkins will be hitting the Country Jam stage for the first time.

REND COLLECTIVE will play at OneFest.
REND COLLECTIVE will play at OneFest.

5. One Fest Christian Music Festival

July 23-25 • Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls •

OneFest wil showcase 14 bands (national and regional), ministries and vendors, and many family friendly activities. National artists include Danny Gokey, Rend Collective, Micah Tyler, 7eventh Time Down, and more. Also featuring Aaron Scott (2020 The Voice contestant) from Tomah.

JOYANN PARKER will perform at Blues on the Chippewa.
JOYANN PARKER will perform at Blues on the Chippewa.

6. Blues on the Chippewa

August 7-8 • Memorial Park, Durand •

Featuring a lineup of blues favorites like People Brothers Band, Annie Mack, Jackie Venson, Avey Grouws Band, Howard "Guitar" Luedtke & Blue Max, Joyann Parker, Larry Taylor, Terry Quiett, and St. Paul Perterson & the Minneapolis Funk Allstars.

TOBY KEITH will perform at Ashley for the Arts.
TOBY KEITH will perform at Ashley for the Arts.

7. Ashley for the Arts

August 12-13 • Arcadia •

Hosted by Ashley Furniture, this massive charity event hosts world-class music, kids activities, arts & crafts fair, family fun, and more. Music lineup features Jefferson Starship, Toby Keith, Switchfoot, Barenaked Ladies, and Foreigner.

SHAKEY GRAVES will perform at Blue Ox Music Festival.
THEM COULEE BOYS will be part of the fun at Blue Ox.

8. Blue Ox Music Festival

August 19-21 • Pines Music Park, Eau Claire •

Founded in 2015, the Blue Ox Music Festival is an intimate music festival of folk, bluegrass, Americana music. The 2021 lineup features Pert Near Sandstone, Shakey Graves, Molly Tuttle, Eau Claire’s own Them Coulee Boys, and more.