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DOORS NOW OPEN @ 5:30, OPENERS START AROUND 6:00PM 

FRI, MAY 28, 6:30PM

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GoOd MoRniNG BeDLaM

Good Morning Bedlam has become an innovative force in the midwest folk scene. With tight soaring three part harmonies, and thumping kick-drum, they captivate their audience night after night with no intention of slowing down. You will be treated to a haunting waltz, whistling, jazz scatting, and the euphoria of the violin melodies.

$10-Children under 12 admitted free

FRI, JUNE 4, 6:30PM

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ERik KoSkiNEn

AND JASON CHAFFEE - WEBSITE

A native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Koskinen has been a just-under-the-radar-cornerstone of the Twin Cities music scene for going on a decade. StarTribune writer Jon Bream has called him “the state's best pure country singer/songwriter”, while lifelong Twin Cities music observer Jim Walsh, who has covered everybody from Willie Murphy to Bruce Springsteen calls him, very simply, “The Real Deal.”

 $10 - Children under 12 admitted free 

                          

SAT, JUNE 5, 6:30PM

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PeRt NeAr SaNdSToNe

AND THE HIGH 48'S - WEBSITE

OFFICIAL ROAD TO BLUE OX EVENT

Hailing from Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota and established in 2003, Pert’ Near Sandstone plays American String band music that melds old-time sensibilities with modern song craft. Founded by four childhood friends, Pert Near’s chemistry harkens back to the family bands of yesteryear. They play with infectious energy and an undeniable joy that cuts straight to the heart. They are tireless stewards of the Midwest roots music community, and proud co-founders and hosts of the Blue Ox Music Festival.

$15 - Children under 12 admitted free 

FRI, JUNE 11, 6:30PM

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MoLLy & tHe DaNgEr BAnd

AND NORTH OF DIXIE - WEBSITE

Molly O returns to our stage and we couldn't be happier! You could call them a rock/country/jazz/bluegrass/Celtic band, but they are really an Americana band. The blending of different American roots music creates a unique musical cocktail. From classic covers, traditional and original music, no matter what you call it, your bound to have a good time.

 

$10 - Children under 12 admitted free 

 

 

FRI, JUNE 18, 6:30PM

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ThEm CoULee BoYs

AND DIXIE AND TERRY 

When you meet Them Coulee Boys, you can’t help but cheer for them.

They’re the kind of guys who would play at your wedding, help you move a shitty secondhand couch on a hot July afternoon, or pick up for you in the blurry, bloody moments of a bar-fight. Knowing this makes it all the easier to identify with their music because you’re not just listening to it – you feel connected to it. Them Coulee Boys' new album, entitled, Die Happy and will be released on August 23, 2019, on Lo-Hi Records. The single "Midnight Manifestos" will hit radio on August 12. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

$10 - Children under 12 admitted free 

 

FRI, JUNE 25, 6:30PM

FeEDinG LeRoY

AND CHAD KOSTNER - WEBSITE

 

Feeding Leroy is a four piece acoustic band from Duluth, MN. With the collaboration of songwriters Lee Martin and Sonja Bjordal, the band has layered its sound and message and delivers honest songs that feed the truth.​  Think Gram Parsons and Emmylou meets the Jayhawks... its country music at its core, it's fun, its original, it's Feeding LeRoy. 

 $10 - Children under 12 admitted free 

FRI, JULY 2 6:30PM

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BaRBaRo

Barbaro’s musical vision explores their collective life experiences through intricate instrumentation, creatively bending traditional music into a style that is all their own.  The Minneapolis-Winona based rising stars have created their eclectic sound through original songwriting craft, with inspiration derived from bluegrass, jazz and chamber music.

$10 - Children under 12 admitted free

FRI, JULY 9, 6:30PM

SeAn & iAn

AND THE SMOKIN' LOONS - FACEBOOK

Sean and Ian Okamoto are a father-son duo hailing from Northern Wisconsin. Sean has been playing music for over 50 years, touring with bands and as a singer-songwriter. His son, Ian, has been a pianist since he could reach the keys and began performing professionally at age 14.  Sean and Ian play a variety of music that all-ages can enjoy and sing along to, from 1940s bops to modern-day hits and everything between.

$10 - Children under 12 admitted free

FRI, JULY 16, 6:30PM

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ChiCKEn WiRe EmPiRe

 

Named one of "Five Wisconsin Bands to Watch in 2019” Chicken Wire Empire looks to shake up the boundaries of bluegrass. Between intriguing lyrics, rich harmonies, and excellent musicianship, they bring a fun show of high energy jam grass. Chicken Wire Empire has shared the stage with renowned musicians Yonder Mountain String Band and other notable headliners at many regional festivals including Blue Ox and Boats & Bluegrass. 

$10 - Children under 12 admitted free 

 

FRI, JULY 23, 6:30PM

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ThE PloTt HoUnDS

 

Coming together on the Mississippi River in 2014 The Plott Hounds have created a dedicated grassroots following with their blend of Southern Rock & Roll, hints of Funky Blues and paying homage to the Outlaw Country legends of old. 

 $10 - Children under 12 admitted free 

FRI, JULY 30, 6:30PM

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ArMcHaiR bOOgiE

 

Armchair Boogie is a 4-piece Bluegrass/Folk band formed in the heart of Central Wisconsin. Conceived and brought to life by Ben Majeska (guitar/vocals) and Augie Dougherty (banjo/vocals) in the Fall of 2014.
Their Main Street porch performances in Stevens Point, WI made up their first venue, and soon took on the name “Armchair Boogie”. The only thing missing was a rhythm section to drive the genre-bending sound. Eli Frieders (bass) and Dan Waterman (drums) held down the beat until Denzel Connor took over behind the kit in Spring 2017.

 

$10 - Children under 12 admitted free

FRI, AUGUST 6, 6:30PM

ThE PiSToL WhIpPiN 

PaRtY PeNguInS

AND CHAD KOSTNER - FACEBOOK

Straight from the Mill City comes the Pistol Whippin Party Penguins.  This quintet from Minneapolis strives to maintain the original spirit of the "string band" while continuing to play new original music and creative cover songs. The combination of folk, rock, blues, bluegrass, and the occasional stage banter will create an experience that anyone can enjoy!

$10-Children under 12 admitted free

FRI, AUGUST 13, 6:30PM

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BaRe BoNeS

AND JIM HERRICK AND FRIENDS - FACEBOOK

Bare Bones play a ruckus blend of Honky Tonk, Country, Rock & Roll, Roots, and Americana. Bob Berg, Jack White, Mike Mullen, Rourke Conners, and Mike Haselman deliver maximum fun per square inch.  Wear a helmet and fasten your safety belt.  

Jim Herrick and Friends is a band from Colfax, WI. Their specialty is the Blues, but they cover a wide range of musical styles!

 $10 - Children under 12 admitted free 

FRI, AUGUST 20, 6:30PM

TrAPpeR ScHoEPp

Schoepp shines up the well-worn clichés of singer-songwriterdom and renders them anew. Evoking a series of vivid protagonists and settings, his work variously recalls prime Prine (John, that is), the nuances of Newman (Randy, of course), and the boozy bonhomie of The Replacements.

$10 - Children under 12 admitted free

FRI, AUGUST 27, 6:30PM

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BlaCk RiVeR ReVue

 

Freshwater bluegrass & Americana from the twin ports of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI.  Using a bluegrass instrumentation "BRR" has crafted their own sound made up of mostly original music.  Their third record "Just Can't Win" has had radio play worldwide and has charted on independent and college radio states across the United States.

$10 - Children under 12 admitted free

FRI, SEPTEMBER 3, 6:30PM

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GoOd MoRniNG BeDLaM

 

AND GREG GILBERSTON - WEBSITE

Good Morning Bedlam has become an innovative force in the midwest folk scene. With tight soaring three part harmonies, and thumping kick-drum, they captivate their audience night after night with no intention of slowing down. You will be treated to a haunting waltz, whistling, jazz scatting, and the euphoria of the violin melodies.

$10 - Children under 12 admitted free