Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival returns to Foster Farm this June 16 and 17, and this year’s music lineup packs some real star power.
Among the 26 musical acts announced this Thursday afternoon are Paul Simon, Chance the Rapper, Feist, and Wilco. Bon Iver will return in 2017 and will be playing a set in honor of country music legend John Prine—just one example of the kind of musical exploration organizers hope to foster at Eaux Claires.
According to a press release, the members of Wilco are also getting in on the experimentation and collaboration:
Singer and frontman Jeff Tweedy will join son Spencer Tweedy for their musical collaborative Tweedy; bassist and vocalist John Stirratt will perform with multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansoneas The Autumn Defense; Mikael Jorgenson will reveal a new musical project, Quindar, named for space ‘quindar’ sounds taken from NASA archives, electronically re-mixed for an intergalactic feel; nationally renowned guitarist Nels Cline will perform with his partner, Yuka Honda, as part of a new ambient duo called cup; and finally, percussionist Glenn Kotche will perform a set in collaboration with Bon Iver drummer Sean Carey.
Like in years past, Eaux Claires will also feature many local and regional musicians, including jazz trio Happy Apple, rapper Velvet Negroni, and ‘prog-doom’ death metal band Zebulon Pike representing Minneapolis, as well as Detroit-based hip-hop artist Danny Brown.
A limited supply of Advance two-day general admission and advance two-day enhanced Chippewa Passes are available today, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at www.eauxclaires.com. See the full music lineup below.
The Autumn Defense
Big Red Machine
Bon Iver presents John Prine & The American Songbook
Chance the Rapper
Collections of Colonies of Bees
Francis and the Lights
Mouse on Mars
Music for The Long Emergency
Paul Simon with yMusic
S. Carey & Glenn Kotche
This is The Kit