Paul Simon and Wilco shine through the storms at Eaux Claires Troix

“This is a festival based on improvisation and collaboration,” weekend narrator Michael Perry said to the Eaux Claires crowd this Saturday, before headliners Paul Simon with yMusic and Wilco capped the two-day festival with epic performances despite apocalyptic weather permeating the sky. From impromptu pop-up stages along the grounds to weather-driven rescheduling, Bon Iver’s Justin … [ Read more]

Full Eaux Claires 2016 lineup announced

After teasing some of the performers for Eaux Claires Deux with a two-hour mixtape sent to early bird pre-sale ticket buyers, Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner announced the full music and arts lineup Thursday morning. In addition to bands like Bruce Hornsby, Har Mar Superstar, and James Blake featured on the mixtape, this year’s festival will include performances from … [ Read more]

Eaux Claires Music Festival to return in 2016

Fans didn’t know what to expect when they purchased their tickets to the first-ever Eaux Claires music festival. The music lineups hadn’t even been announced when people the two-day passes went on sale. All fans knew was Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of The National were curating their own music and arts festival in Vernon’s hometown, … [ Read more]

10 Music Festivals in the Midwest This Summer

Summer is fleeting in the Midwest. Blink and you could miss out on a whole season of outdoor music. Here are ten music festivals across the region that you shouldn’t pass up. Basilica Block Party || Minneapolis, Minnesota July 10–11 Twenty years ago, the Basilica of Saint Mary threw a block party to raise money to … [ Read more]

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