Blue Ox Music Festival Releases 2019 Lineup

Eric Christenson |

The Blue Ox Music Festival is celebrating its fifth birthday in summer 2019 (June 13-15)  amongst the trees of Eau Claire’s Whispering Pines Campground, and today they dropped a lineup of musical acts that have become downright mainstays at the bluegrass fest, and some exciting newcomers. Blue Ox remains one of the finest roots festivals in the country, and the top-billed acts for next summer cement that reputation. 

Familiar names and faces are all over this thing: Pert Near Sandstone of course will perform two nights as is tradition. Acts like Railroad Earth, Sam Bush, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Del McCoury are perennial favorites making their return to the Wisconsin woods. Trampled By Turtles are a big get, bringing the full band to Blue Ox after Dave Simonett’s turn with Dead Man Winter a few years back (and their own upcoming night at The Pablo Center in January). The Dead South are another notable addition. Area favorite Charlie Parr will be there, as well as Eau Claire’s own Them Coulee Boys. For the fest’s big anniversary, it’s definitely not one to miss.

Blue Ox 2019 Full Lineup

Pert Near Sandstone (two nights)
Trampled By Turtles
Railroad Earth
Sam Bush Band
Del McCoury Band
The Infamous Stringdusters
The Dead South
The Earls of Leicester feat. Jerry Douglas
Billy Strings
Peter Rowan’s Carter Stanley’s Eyes
Charlie Parr
Pokey LaFarge
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Jeff Austin Band
The Larry Keel Experience
The Lil Smokies
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
The Lowest Pair
Them Coulee Boys
The People Brothers Band
Old Salt Union
The Wooks
David Huckfelt
Feeding Leroy
Cascade Crescendo
Dusty Heart

It’s all slated to go down June 13-15 at Whispering Pines Campground. Tickets and camping passes are on sale now at so go snatch ‘em up!