A celebratory stance that’s so instantly infectious, there’s no need to confine the music to a specific style, 4/5 stars – AMERICAN SONGWRITER
Minneapolis-based Psych-Bluegrass 5-piece Pert Near Sandstone, the band behind the long running Blue Ox Music Festival have confirmed their first tour of 2021. The 12-date run of concerts will culminate at the band’s own festival in Eau Claire, WI and finally celebrate in person the release of their latest full length album Rising Tide. Tickets for the festival are available here.
The weekend will include 2 nights of Pert Near Sandstone as they perform material from the album along with performances from: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Shakey Graves, Sam Bush Band, Charlie Parr, Molly Tuttle and more. The return of the full Blue Ox Music Festival in 2021 will be one of historical celebration after a year of uncertainty and waiting, which has all but shuttered the live music industry. Artists, management, crews and venues alike, have all been affected by the COVID pandemic. Yet resilience, creativity and hope, have held the torch high as we discovered ways to stay united through live streaming performance concerts, and an abundance of exciting new music and collaboration.
Pert Near Sandstone on Tour
06.05 | Shell Lake, WI – Potter’s Shed
06.10 | Custer, SD – Custer Beacon
06.11 | Cheyanne, WY – Fridays On The Plaza
06.12 | Laporte, CO – Ravensdale Farm
07.15 | Superior, WI – Earth Rider Brewing
07.16 | Harris, MN – North Folk Winery
07.17 | Hutchinson, MN – Riversong Festival
07.22 | Sioux Falls, SD – Levitt Pavilion
07.23 | Quinn, SD – Clay Tile Barn
07.31 | Walnut Grove, MN – Loose Gravel Festival
08.01 | St. Joseph, MN – Milk & Honey Cider
08.19-08.21 | Eau Claire, WI – Blue Ox Music Festival
About Pert Near Sandstone:
Crossing old-time instrumentation with contemporary sensibilities, Pert Near Sandstone first emerged from Minneapolis in 2007 with their acclaimed debut, Up And Down The River. Over the course of five more studio albums and several live releases, they established themselves as standard-bearers for the versatility and vitality of the Midwestern roots music scene, performing onstage with the likes of Steve Martin and the Flaming Lips and earning dates along the way with everyone from Trampled By Turtles and Del McCoury to Yonder Mountain String Band and Sam Bush.
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