Evolving into a Mecca of Music

WRITTEN BY Jessica Wicklund
Feb 17, 2017

Eau Claire's sustainable growth depends on the creativity of its community. Over the past thirty years, hundreds of thousands of music enthusiasts have set up camp at five music festivals within the Chippewa Valley. Eaux Claires, one of the newest additions, will meet over 20,000 attendees at their gates in June. Created by Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner three short years ago, the duo recently released their 2017 setlist featuring 26 performers.


Recognizing the booming music culture in the Chippewa Valley, the Wisconsin Technology Council will host a Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon on Tuesday, February 28. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Davies Center Dakota Ballroom. Panelists and presenters include Zach Halmstad, Nick Meyer, Sean Carey and Jason Jon Anderson to speak about the role of music and culture in the region’s economic growth.

The cost is $10 for students, $25 for individual members and $35 for non-members. For more information about the event or guests, visit Tech Council Innovation Network ​online.


Photo credit: The Current