Hey Converge Radio listeners and Blue Ox Music Festival fans! Check out message from our friends over at Blue Ox below regarding the status of this year’s festival status… It is with heavy hearts we share this, but we can’t wait until Blue Ox Music Festival 2021!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
*BLUE OX MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION FOR 2020*
The 6th annual Blue Ox Music Festival announces its cancellation of the festival for August 27-29, 2020.
For more information visit www.BlueOxMusicFestival.com
EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN – July 10, 2020 – Blue Ox Music Festival announces today, that it is cancelling the 6th annual festival scheduled for August 27-29, 2020 at Whispering Pines Campground in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
In an open letter to it’s music festival fans, attendees, sponsors, partners and artists – Blue Ox Music Festival states the decision is in response to the ongoing pandemic.
It is with saddened hearts that we must announce our rescheduled August dates will be unfeasible.
We have been doing everything possible to ensure the best chance of having a Blue Ox Music Festival this year.
Unfortunately, this will not be possible. A gathering of our festival’s size would not be safe nor allowed under Eau Claire City-County Health guidelines.
All ticket buyers should have already received an e-mail with instructions for receiving refunds. If no action is taken your tickets and campsites will be good for our 2021 festival dates, currently planned for June 10-12, 2021.
The situation that we have all found ourselves in has forced us to evaluate how to balance keeping the festival on good financial footing and doing right by all of you who have supported us over the last five years. We are a family business with a small team of dedicated employees that has fixed costs throughout the year.
While some festivals have “postponed” their festival to the following year, without refunds, that idea just did not sit right with us.
We understand how they came to this decision since the economics of not having an event for 24 months is a quite daunting. Our festival’s situation is no different. Donating to the festival is a great way to ensure that we can meet our obligations as we look forward to Blue Ox 2021.
Donations are accepted on the following platforms:
About Blue Ox Music Festival – Since its inception in 2015, the Blue Ox Music Festival has consistently brought together a collection of top level regional and national acts that have set the stage and standard of artists for the true music festival fan’s experience for years to come. With the vision of an intimate music and camping experience focused on Bluegrass, Americana, Roots genres – the 3-day festival creates a unique experience with an impressive lineup of notable artists, in a familial and beautiful outdoor venue setting.
This festival means as much to us as it does to all of you. The friendships and camaraderie surrounding this community over the last 5 years has been truly amazing. There will be brighter days, when we will all be able to come together and party in the Pines. Until then focus on your local community, treat each other kindly, and take care of yourselves.
We will greatly miss seeing our Blue Ox Family this year and we look forward to seeing you all again!
Going forward into 2020 Blue Ox will be looking into several possibilities to provide our local music community entertainment options. This may include limited capacity campouts, virtual events, or a hybrid of the two. These decisions will be made with the guidance of public health officials.
In addition, we will be airing past Blue Ox sets on Thursdays on YouTube and Facebook.
Look for announcements, follow us on social media and YouTube, and keep in touch!
You can still view both days of our Virtual Festival on YouTube through the following links –
Friday, June 12, 2020: https://youtu.be/dMsOnWCTM-o
Saturday, June 13, 2020: https://youtu.be/23KsjXzg9Hk
*Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Until then, take care and stay safe,
The Blue Ox Team
BLUE OX MUSICFESTIVAL
WHISPERING PINES CAMPGROUND
5024 CRESCENT AVENUE | EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN 54703
PRESS AND MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN WELLS VERLANDER