Prex Claires & Oxbeaux kick off Eaux Claires Festival

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The 2018 Eaux Claires festival is set to take place Friday and Saturday, but for Thursday the pre-party is taking over downtown Eau Claire.

“It’s a dream come true, it’s heaven around here,” said Scott Morfitt the Converge station manager. Music lovers are starting their celebrations a little early with the second annual Prex Claires and Oxbeaux events.

“With converge radio one of the things we are about is unifying people around the music scene and we know with this Eaux Claires festival happening, we know that we have a unique opportunity to get Eau Claire bands in front of the public,” Morfitt said.

The events are providing a local show for an audience from around the world. “We had people buying tickets to our event form Tokyo, Vienna and South America. It’s been crazy to see where everyone is coming from so we wanted to be able to showcase downtown Eau Claire leading up to the festival since many of them are coming in early,” said Kelsey Deetz, the Oxbow event marketing coordinator.

The Oxbeaux celebrations will take place just in one location just outside of the Oxbow hotel whereas the other Prex Claires celebrations will take place in the several designated areas throughout downtown.

The two separate ticket events will host music, fun and of course local food. “We have chef Nathan Berg who has created a very popular item called the braco, it’s a brat taco,” Deetz said.

The Oxbeaux has already sold out their 2000 tickets for the night but wristbands are still available for the Prex Claires event locations. “We want this wristband thing so you can get into venues as quickly and easily as possible, one of the big things with tonight is just making the concert goers experience as rad as possible,” Morfitt said.

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