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Blue Ox Music Festival postponed to Aug. 27-29

the sixth annual bluegrass and roots music fest was supposed to happen in June

V1 Staff

Today the Blue Ox Music Festival announced it’s postponing this year’s three-day fest to late August. The sixth annual bluegrass and roots festival was supposed to happen June 11-13, but due to COVID-19 uncertainties, organizers are officially pushing it back to Aug. 27-29, 2020, at Whispering Pines Campground just outside of Eau Claire.

“We realize how much this event means to all of you, and believe that shifting to the end of the summer will give us the best chance of having a festival in 2020,” they said in a press release.

Here's their statement in full:

As you might have suspected, our June dates for the 2020 Blue Ox Music Festival will not be possible this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Over the past few weeks, we have worked closely with Eau Claire County Officials, Town of Union Officials, Blue Ox Artists, and their Management Teams to reschedule the festival for August 27-29, 2020. Without their efforts and cooperation this would not have been possible. 

We realize how much this event means to all of you, and believe that shifting to the end of the summer will give us the best chance of having a festival in 2020.

As many of you know we are a small, family-owned festival; our team works passionately throughout the year to make this event a reality. Finding ourselves in this situation is something that we never could have imagined.

We are working hard to make sure all the pieces are in place for these new dates which includes maintaining our original 2020 lineup. These efforts have been moving along successfully thus far. We will release these details as they get finalized in the coming weeks.

All tickets, including reserved campsites and car passes, purchased for the originally scheduled festival dates on June 11-13, 2020 – will be valid for the new festival dates – August 27-29, 2020.

If you are unable to make the rescheduled dates, your credentials can be rolled over to the 2021 Blue Ox Music Festival scheduled for June 2021. Blue Ox is also working on a refund policy to fit this unique situation. 

We kindly ask for your patience, for this will take a bit of time, as we iron out the details with our ticketing partner to achieve ticket rollovers, refunds, and a potential official ticket transfer system.

We realize that the disruptions caused by this pandemic have affected many of us differently. We will come up with a solution for all ticket buyers. You are our festival family and we will do everything that we can to make this as seamless as possible for you.

In the meantime, we are presently collaborating with Blue Ox artists as well as Jamgrass TV, in releasing shows from our festival archives to create a Blue Ox Music Festival experience from the comfort of your own homes. 

Hopefully this serves as a reminder to STAY HOME! We are all in this together and will get through this together. 

We look forward to seeing each and every one of you once again in August!

Until then, take care and stay safe,

The Blue Ox Team