Eaux Claires Brings Paul Simon, Chance The Rapper & More

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Over the last couple of years, the Eaux Claires music festival that takes place in Eau Claire, Wisconsin has boasted some pretty impressive lineups. The curators of the festival, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, and The National’s Aaron Dessner have done a good job of assembling a roster which offers a healthy mix of celebrated headliners, cutting-edge artists, and rising talent. This year’s lineup is no exception, expecting 2017 be their biggest year to date in the festivals brief three-year history.

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Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Two performances, in particular, are getting fans of the festival pretty hyped up. Paul Simon with yMusic is first and features the legendary singer/songwriter teaming up with acclaimed chamber ensemble yMusic to premiere a new collaboration that pairs classic songs from Simon’s extensive catalog with cutting edge arrangements by leading voices in the contemporary classical music.

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The second is a highly-anticipated performance from Grammy Award winning independent superstar, Chance The Rapper, who wowed audiences with a surprise cameo that capped off last year’s festival.

Other notable artists, such as; Wilco, Danny Brown, Bon Iver, John Prine, Sylvan Esso, and Feist will also be performing throughout the event on stages covering the expansive 60-acre piece of land along the banks of the Chippewa River.

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New to the festival this year will be a new concept called “Artists-in-Residence” which is a group of notable musicians that will be ready to jump in and contribute their talents to performances both announced and unannounced across the entire weekend. Artists confirmed to be taking part in this so far are festival veterans Sam Amidon, Phil Cook, Bryce Dessner, Jenny Lewis, and The Staves. New collaborators to the festival, including AnaÏs Mitchell, will also participate.

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The festival returns to Eau Claire, Wisconsin on June 16th & 17th this year. Tickets for Eaux Claires are currently on sale now and feature of few different options ranging from the cheaper one-day option to the pricier two-day + camping options. Through a partnership with the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, the festival also offers hundreds of dorm rooms for festival attendees to reserve, which also include free shuttle services to and from the festival grounds. More information is provided on their website.

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Friday, June 16, 2017
The Autumn Defense
Bon Iver Presents John Prine and The American Songbook
Chance The Rapper
Francis and The Lights
Happy Apple
Julieta Venegas
Mountain Man
Mouse on Mars
Poliça and s-t-a-r-g-a-z-e present Music For The Long Emergency
S. Carey & Glenn Kotche
Sylvan Esso
This is The Kit
Velvet Negroni
EXC Artists-In-Residence

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Big Red Machine
Collections of Colonies of Bees
Danny Brown
Mountain Man
Mouse on Mars
Paul Simon with yMusic
Perfume Genius
Spank Rock
This Is The Kit
Zebulon Pike
EXC Artists-In-Residence Twitter – @EauxClairesWi Instagram – @EauxClairesWi Facebook:/EauxClairesWi


Written by Justin Bailey

Managing Editor & Social Media Admin for Music In Minnesota. Graduated Valedictorian of my class from IPR - College of Creative Arts with an A.A.S. in Music & Entertainment Business. ICON Award Winner. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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