A Guide to the 715’s Music Festivals

Music festivals are the bread and butter of summer. Whether you’re into rock, country, alternative, or blues, there’s a music festival for you.

Rock Fest

July 13 – 15, 2023

Get ready to rock at the largest rock and camping festival in the US, Rock Fest. Featuring headliners such as Slipknot, Pantera, Godsmack, Ice Cube, Papa Roach, and Falling in Reverse, alongside over 70 bands. This three-day festival is set on 360 acres of scenic field in Cadott, Wisconsin. With 7,500 campsites, this festival is one of the biggest for rock fans.

Tickets: https://rock-fest.com/

Country Fest

June 22 – 24, 2023

Put on your cowboy boots and buckle up for Country Fest, a great country music festival in the 715. Branded “The Country’s Largest Party in a Hayfield,” this festival will feature headliners including Jon Pardi, Zac Brown Band, and Dan + Shay. With 3 days full of performances by over 50 bands, and room for 7,500 campsites, Country Fest is the ultimate summer destination for outdoor country music performances.

Tickets: https://www.countryfest.com/

Country Jam USA

July 19 – 22, 2023

A staple of the Chippewa Valley, Country Jam USA has been around for over 30 years. This year will be a little different as Country Jam will be moving to a new site in the Town of Wheaton. The new site will include 160 acres with room for over 1000 campsites and parking. Headliners for this year’s Jam include Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, and Tim McGraw.

Tickets: https://www.countryjamwi.com/


August 19, 2023

New to the 715 this year, Reverb is a music festival that encourages festival goers to bust out those checkered Vans and enjoy headliners such as All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Plain White T’s, and The Maine. This one-day festival is full of fresh emo, punk-pop, and alt-rock music, as well as the option to camp out.

Tickets: https://www.reverbwi.com/

Blue Ox Music Festival

June 22 – 24, 2023

A festival unlike any other in the 715, Blue Ox Music Festival is a bluegrass and Americana music experience featuring family entertainment, art installations, a wellness tent, jam sessions with other musicians, and songwriting workshops. 2023’s performers include The Avett Brothers, Sam Bush Band, Mike Gordon of Phish, Charley Crockett, The Infamous Stringdusters, and more. 

Tickets: https://www.blueoxmusicfestival.com/

Ashley for the Arts

Aug 10 – 12, 2023

Ashley for the Arts has been around since 2009, taking place on the 54-acre Memorial Park in Arcadia, Wisconsin. Featuring art and craft vendors, three stages, kid’s activities, and a hot air balloon launch, this festival has been booming in the 715. The diverse list of headliners this year include REO Speedwagon, Jake Owen, Trace Adkins, OneRepublic, Tyler Hubbard, and Walk the Moon.

Tickets: https://www.ashleyforthearts.com/


July 28 – 30, 2023

If you’re interested in a Christian music festival, look no further than OneFest. Taking place in Chippewa Falls, headliners include Tauren Wells and Skillet. The first OneFest took place in July of 2018, and they have continued to this year, bringing in Christian music lovers from all over the region.

Tickets: https://www.one-fest.com/

Blues on the Chippewa

Aug 3 – 5, 2023

Free to attend, Blues on the Chippewa takes place at Memorial Park in Durand, Wisconsin. It is made possible by donations, and features a variety of blues musicians, performing over the course of three days.

More: https://www.bluesonthechippewa.com/