July 31, 2021 Gates Open at Noon
Unity The Band & The Rasta Horns
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. For Northwoodstock, Unity will be joined by the Rasta Horn section to round out a 12 piece band and give Bent's Camp a show unlike any other.
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.
Debuting in 2012, Brass Differential is Green Bay's premier party band. The group's live show features diverse setlists presented in a high energy style sure to please the most casual or sophisticated music fan.
Brass Differential's sound is steeped in the New Orleans tradition and features a spicy gumbo of musical styles, including jazz, blues, funk, R&B, soul, and hip-hop, among others. What sets Brass Differential apart, however, is its unique horn-centered sound, anchored in the low end by the sousaphone. The group's live experience promises to please with blistering, abundant solos and prolific attitude.
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.