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Blue Ox announces 2018 lineup

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    Horseshoes & Hand Grenades took the stage at 5:30 Friday, June 9, at the Blue Ox Music Festival. The band will return to this year’s lineup, which was announced Wednesday.

    Staff file photo

The popular Blue Ox Music Festival announced its 2018 lineup, including some familiar faces such as Minneapolis-based Pert Near Sandstone. 

The band will again play two nights of the three-day festival, which will take place June 14 to 16. Other headliners include Greensky Bluegrass, The Devil Makes Three and Sam Bush.

The festival, now in its fourth year, will return to its location at Whispering Pines Campground, 5024 Crescent Ave. in the town of Union just west of Eau Claire. 

The festival features a varied lineup of bluegrass, folk and American roots music.

In addition to Pert Near Sandstone, Sam Bush and Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades will return for another year. 

Local band Them Coulee Boys will also make an appearance. 

For a list of the full lineup and to purchase tickets, visit 

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