Eaux Claires music festival canceled for 2019

Eaux Claires music festival canceled for 2019
Courtesy of Visit Eau Claire
Eaux Claires music festival

After four years of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, the organizers announced on its website that the festival will not be happening in 2019, but will resume in 2020.

According to its website, the organizers and founders decided they want to change things and take a look at what the festival has done in the past couple years since its creation.

Eaux Claires is an annual two-day music and arts festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, founded by Aaron Dessner, of The National, and Justin Vernon, of Bon Iver. In the past, the festival has hosted artists like Chance The Rapper, Sylvan Esso, Paul Simon, Wilco, The National, Pussy Riot and Noname.

“While it will be hard for us to break the chain of momentum and the positive impact the festival has had on our community, we have fresh, clear ideas of how to make it even better,” the website said. “We want to celebrate even more about this real town we call home by extolling and imagining things we haven’t seen or experienced to date.”

The founders and organizers said they want to create a better experience for all of those involved. They said Eaux Claires will happen in 2020.

In the meantime, the organizers said they plan to host a couple of public events at Pablo Center at the Confluence. These events will combine performances and conversation about the future of the festival.

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