It's Music Festival Season! Eight Chippewa Valley Music Festivals
your definitive guide to a summer of music festivals in the Chippewa Valley
V1 Staff |
1. Northwoods Blues Festival
June 18 & 19 • Riverfront Park, Chippewa Falls • northwoodsbluesfest.com
Nothing but blues. Featured artists include Southern Hospitality, Howard “Guitar” Luedtke, Ghost Town Blues Band, Ivy Ford, Cash Box Kings, and more.
2. Country Fest
June 24-26 • Country Fest Grounds, Cadott • countryfest.com
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.
3. Rock Fest
July 15-17 • Rock Fest Grounds, Cadott • rock-fest.com
Featuring performances by Rob Zombie, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Staind, Danzig, of Mice & Men, and more.
4. Country Jam
July 15-17 • Country Jam Grounds, Eau Claire • countryjamwi.com
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.
5. One Fest Christian Music Festival
July 23-25 • Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls • one-fest.com
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.
6. Blues on the Chippewa
August 7-8 • Memorial Park, Durand • bluesonthechippewa.com
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.
7. Ashley for the Arts
August 12-13 • Arcadia • ashleyforthearts.com
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.
8. Blue Ox Music Festival
August 19-21 • Pines Music Park, Eau Claire • blueoxmusicfestival.com
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.