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Blue Ox Music Festival: Campout in the Pines

by Sep 9, 2020

Blue Ox Music Festival Hosts Socially-Distanced Campout with Yonder Mountain String Band

Blue Ox Music Festival just announced it will hold an intimate two-day festival at the Whispering Pines Campground in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on September 24 – 26, 2020.  Just when it seemed like the festival season was officially canceled for 2020, the innovators behind Blue Ox Music Festival has reimagined the normal festival experience and have laid out their plan for a safe weekend for a handful of lucky guests. 

This will be the second installment of the Campout in the Pines summer camping experiences.  The special event is limited to 250 tickets to accommodate their safe, social distance requirements.   The festival has put together a detailed list of their safety guidelines, which includes a health questionnaire, refunds for those who show symptoms, the encouragement of a COVID-19 test pre-festival, plus extensive on-site social distancing guidelines and requirements throughout the camping and festival grounds. 

Yonder Mountain String Band will kick off their upcoming socially distanced, outdoor tour this autumn, performing both nights, Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26, on the Blue Ox stage.
In addition, the Blue Ox Music Festival: Campout in the Pines September Edition stacked artist lineup includes: The Big Wu, Pistol Whippin Party Penguins, Lindsay Lou, and Buffalo Gospel


The Camping Experience at Whispering Pines

One of our favorite festival campgrounds in the country, Whispering Pines Campground boasts 150 acres of land to explore and spread out.  

When taking a break from the music, festival attendees can enjoy disc-golfing or yard games.  Or just relax at their shaded campsites spaced safely apart from other guests. 

During the daytime, Blue Ox welcomes attendees to venture off Whispering Pines Campground to explore the numerous outdoor activities such as kayaking and canoeing on the Chippewa River, and biking around town in Eau Claire, while discovering its many lovely bridges crisscrossing the river.

Live Stream the Festival from Your Home

If you are unable to get to Eau Claire for the Blue Ox Music Festival: Campout in the Pines September Edition, no worries.  The weekend of music will also be broadcast as a virtual streaming festival in partnership with JamGrassTV
All proceeds from the weekend will be helping to keep sustain Blue Ox Festival through these next couple of months, and it will also help spread the joy of live music to folks across the country. 


Tickets are on sale now!  Visit the Blue Ox Website for more info.  

GA ADMISSION: $285/person


  • 2 nights of music (Sept 25 & 26) with access into the grounds starting Thursday Sept. 24th
  • Access to unreserved tent camping area and parking by your tent.
  • Carry-in food and beverage ALLOWED in the music area and campground.


Reserved Campsite Add-On

If you would like to camp in an RV (Electric or Non-Electric/Pines South) or stay in a reserved Pines South (tent camping or Non-Electric RV) campsite which is located closer to the music bowl, then you can add this to your order (max of 6 per site) for an additional charge.

Options Include:

  • Stage View Electric: $350
  • Tier 2 Electric: $250
  • Tier 1 Electric: $150
  • Pines South Stage View (Tent or Non-Electric RV): $300
  • Pines South (Tent or Non-Electric RV): $100

*Reserved campsites can accommodate at most 6 per site.

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