Blue Ox, 4848 and Peachfest Details

Hot August Music Festival 2017

​​Another edition of the festival fun that is coming this summer!  This particular post is very exciting for me personally because I'll be going to all three of the following festivals and I can't wait!  The settings for the below are epic and the music lineup only makes everything that much better!  Grab your festy besties and join me on mountains and in the mid-west for a GREAT summer! 


​Blue Ox Music Festival

Date: June 11-13, 2019  ​ Location: ​Eau Claire, WI

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Blue Ox Music Festival 2019

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​Blue Ox was founded in 2015, with the vision of an intimate music and camping experience focused on string band, roots, Americana, and bluegrass genres. The three-day festival is a unique chance to be a part of an environment with so many notable artists in one special venue setting – mixing music and outdoor activities.

The Blue Ox Music Festival offers a wonderful sense of artistic community as part of the cultural renaissance movement in the Eau Claire area.  

​Located at Whispering Pines Campground, the festival grounds include 100 acres of mature forest and park like lawns with music presented on three distinct stages – main stage, saloon stage, and late night backwoods stage.​ The variety of fresh, quality, local artisan food, and favorite beverages from Bell’s Brewery and Tattersall, offer something delicious for everyone to enjoy, with world-famous Midwestern hospitality in a scenic environment.

What's new for 2019?   ​Potluck Pickin’ Place! The Potluck String Band (PSB) is an organically grown band of festivarians that play in bluegrass festival campgrounds. PSB creates a “Natural Habitat for Pickers” around their campfire, where musicians can meet new and old friends and play until the sun comes up!

​What else is there to do besides just music?   ​Cultural events take place throughout the festival grounds, including artist workshops, morning yoga and kids stages with diverse activities.

There is Yoga free to all patrons Friday and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Bring your mat and stretch out before your day of dancing. Food vendors will open at 8 a.m. each day. Enjoy extra time with your campsite neighbors.

​Is the festival family friendly? ​​​​​​ ​Yes! Lots of activities for the little ones and also family camping available.

There are child friendly activities at the Family Stage during the day that include crafts and entertainment. There is also an open area for other yard games. Children 13 and under are admitted free to the festival.


Logistics and Tips:

Campfires are allowed in enclosed rings, (dependent on local burning bans).

If you would like to sit during shows please bring a chair into the festival grounds with you, to set up in the designated seating area.

​Shuttle ​Right Way Shuttle Service will be operating between the
Whispering Pines Campgrounds and specific offsite hotels.  Prices are $30 for a 3-Day Pass and $15 for a 1-Day Pass and rides are unlimited for the day purchased. ​ Exact cash ​is needed when purchasing your pass from the shuttle driver.  All shuttle routes are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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​Blue Ox Music Festival 

Blue Ox Website​​​

​5024 Crescent Avenue, Eau Claire, 54703, WI


​Varies - single day tickets also available



​4848 Festival 

Date: ​July 11-13, 2019 ​  Location: ​Snowshoe Mountain, WV

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4848 Lineup

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​​A new festival for 2019 brought to you by All Good Presents, 4848 Festival is taking place at the well known Snowshoe Mountain Resort.  

​As an alternative to the campout festival, the inaugural 4848 Festival is offering festival lovers an evolved summer experience. Taking place July 11 - 13 atop Snowshoe Mountain in Snowshoe, WV (at 4848’ above sea level), patrons get everything a festival has to offer, while experiencing premier accommodations within the resort’s Mountain Village, complete with modern amenities atypical to a three-day summer festival.

​What's unique about 4848? ​Snowshoe covers 11,000 acres in the Appalachian Mountain Range and includes the second highest point in West Virginia at 4848’.  ​The resort is touted as the best ski resort in the region and also delivers a phenomenal summertime outdoor playground. Whether you book a room package or choose to camp ​4848 Festival offers a festivacation experience where you get everything a festival has to offer plus a mountain resort vacation.

What ​is the "Mountain Experience"? Exit your room or take a scenic lift from your campsite, arrive to the Village and find yourself immediately embraced by the Mountaintop Village Experience. ​ ​ Enjoy 2 Main Stages, 18 genre busting bands, 30+ hours of live music, microbrews, crowd performers, delicious food and authentic craft vendors, zipline, Split Rock pools, climbing wall and a whole lot more.

​There's a lake?​ Yes! Shavers Lake and enjoy activities including: swimming, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, plus hiking trails, beach and lake-side hammocks. If you’re camping, enjoy waking up near Shavers Lake and taking scenic lift rides back and forth to the Mountaintop Village Experience.


Logistics and Tips:

BIKE: ​​With trails available, bringing your bike to take a scenic ride is an option.

While plenty of activities are included as part of the festival pass, there is also even more to do but requires separate tickets and planning.  Passes that are add-on purchases to be reserved directly through Snowshoe. Offers include Polaris RZR Tours, Raven Golf Club, Segway Tours, Sporting Clays, Snowshoe Bike Park, Intro to Mountain Biking and more.


​4848 Festival

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​4848 Festival

http://www.4848festival.com/

​Snowshoe Mountain Resort


​Prices Vary

  • ​Camping
  • ​1-5 Bedroom Condo Options
  • VIP Passes Available

Please check link below



 The ​Peach Music Festival

Date: ​July 25-28, 2019  ​ Location: ​Montage Mountain Scranton, PA

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Back for its 7th annual rendition, this ​festival always brings a superb lineup to the mountains of Pennsylvania.  A little of everything can be found at the Peach with Phil Lesh & Friends, Trey Anastasio Band, Lettuce, Stephen Marley and so much more! 

​Another festival being held on a mountain at a ski resort means a variety of options for lodging as well as additional activities that attendees can take advantage of.​

What is there besides music for people to do?  ​​There's a waterpark! The Montage Mountain Waterpark is located inside the festival grounds complete with lazy river, slides, a zipline & more! Every 4-Day festival pass gives you full access to the waterpark. ​

​I would like to bring my kid - do they need a ticket?  ​​​For GA Tickets, children 5 & under do not require a ticket. For children ages 6-10, tickets are $60 at the gate and are inclusive of camping.

I'm staying offsite - how can I get to and from the festival from my hotel? ​ Shuttle service to the festival will begin approximately 30 minutes before the music starts and run continuously between participating locations and the Peach Music Festival grounds until 30 minutes after the music ends each day. Single and 4-Day shuttle passes will service hotel guests ​for select hotels.​​​​​​


Logistics and Tips:

​Ticketing Info:  All tickets to the Peach Music Festival are 4-Day Festival Passes (Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28).  There are 2 types of non-VIP passes: a 4-Day Reserved Pass and a 4-Day GA Pass. 4-Day Reserved Passes provide you a reserved seat in the 100 level during headlining acts & the artist directly before the headlining acts. Prior to the those performances, everyone will have access to the 100 level except for a small portion that is reserved for a VIP viewing area.

During the headlining performances, a 4-Day GA Pass will get you access to all remaining areas of the concert venue except for the 100 level and VIP areas.

There are also single-day ticket options available and packages that include hotel rooms at specific locations.


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​July 25-28, 2019



The Peach Music Festival​

http://thepeachmusicfestival.com/

​Montage Mountain Scranton, PA


​4-day GA, Reserved and VIP, Super VIP and hotel packages

Prices vary


About the author
Karin McLaughlin

Karin McLaughlin

Karin has been a live music junkie all her life, however is a fairly new fan in the world of jam bands and bluegrass. She grew up on hip hop, classic soul, motown and classic rock but has found a new home in the festival world and that is what, in part, had brought her to DC Music Review. Karin produces and hosts a weekly radio show in the area called Karin's Calendar, where she talks all about 'Where to be in the DMV'. She is very excited to be starting down a semi-new road with us and hopes to use her interview skills and write ups of shows to contribute even more to DC Music Review.


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