August 1st, 2020 Gates Open at Noon
Unity The Band
Unity The Band is an award-winning original roots reggae group based in Wisconsin. Their intense touring schedule of varied venues around the Midwest, East Coast, West Coast and Hawaii has honed an interactive outdoor stage show with positive party vibes and the knack for drawing club crowds into the irie groove.
They treat fans to old Roots, Rock, Reggae favs along with original music blending influences of roots, rock, blues, funk and reggae into their own unique sound. Fronted with island-smooth energetic confidence by Kai "Pita" Katobalavu on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, the band’s talents includes the smooth bass lines of Tim Perkins, Anthony Robert Bessen laid-back guitar riffs and vocals, the cool intensity of Franz Zermuellen on keyboards and innovative steady ease of Kelvin Ayres behind the drum set.
Unity's fan base has grown extensively regionally and globally with the release of five albums, Liberation, In The Beginning, Revival, Oceania & Sunset 7 a collection of diverse original songs written by Katobalavu, centered on his roots as a native born Fijian. The album's release and unique cultural story of a Fijian making music in the Midwest have gained the band extensive media attention in the US, Europe, Fiji, Australia, Hawaii & New Zealand, as well as radio play for the new music.
Award Winning Original Roots, Rock, Reggae & World Beat band. Winner of 2008, 2010,2014 & 2018 WAMI Awards
The Mantz Brothers
The Mantz Brothers are comprised of the duo Jordan and Holdan Mantz, two brothers that grew up in Central Wisconsin.The Mantz Brothers recorded their first EP at Loud Studios Nashville with Record Producer, Eddie K from Montgomery Gentry. They released their first single, “One Kiss at A Time” in September 2014 as a "Highway Find" on SiriusXM The Highway. In October it debuted on The Highway Hot 45 Countdown at #42. The following week, it was the “Biggest Jump of the Week” moving up to #30.
This dynamic country duo has a strong passion for music and they deliver high energy performances that engage audiences. They play today’s hottest hits, classics that built the foundation of country music, and their own originals. They bring a unique sound with their harmonization; they create one voice from two great singers and they naturally connect with their audience.
In October of 2016, five local musicians came together to form Soul Symmetry. With a combined sound of Blues, Funk, Reggae, Jazz, and Psychadelic Rock, Soul Symmetry is sure to get you moving. Soul Symmetry focuses on the feeling and how the music brings out emotions.
Bands that have had big influence are The Allman Brothers Band, Pink Floyd, Santana, Gov't Mule, Phish, Bob Marley, etc. In October of 2017 they put out their first EP self titled Soul Symmetry. With many shows and festivals around the midwest under their belt, they have created a strong following in the south-central Wisconsin area. "Thanks for the endless love and support. May we all grow together on this journey." - Soul Symmetry
Arvon is a 5-piece classic rock/ folk band from Michigan's western Upper Peninsula that plays a unique variety of songs spanning many decades. They have pleased crowds the past several years with their distinctive sound featuring multiple vocalists, banjo, three guitars, mandolin and a cajon box drum-inspired percussion.
Forrest Pike is a solo country artist from Eagle River, WI. Having played at Bent's Camp twice before, he will return to open up the 2020 Northwoodstock Music Festival.