Two days of peace, love and great music on the shores of the Cisco Chain



SATURDAY 7/29 - 8 PM

You can’t talk about rock in the 70s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad.” -David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine

Mark Farner is the reason. As one of the founding members, lead singer, lead guitarist, and wrote more than 90% of the Grand Funk music catalog, Farner has always been known as the energetic driving force on stage, the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts. From his soulful voice and power rock riffs, to fueling the Funk with his atomic stage presence. His story and his imprint on music starts with Flint and since 1969 from his humble beginnings and a blue-collar outlook, Farner has captained a global crusade for love, peace and freedom and became a rock ‘n’ roll icon. More than 60 years later–he commands the stage with the same intensity performing epic hits that defined a generation–“I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home)”, “Bad Time”, “Some Kind of Wonderful”,“Foot Stompin’ Music”, “Heartbreaker”, “Locomotion”, “Mean Mistreater”and “We’re An American Band”

“I am who my songs say I am,” Farner said. Something magical still happens when Farner takes the stage.His voice still strong and on key, his guitar playing slick and lighting quick and his trademark prancing all of which is still memorizes his audiences around the world. “Love is unconditional,” he said. “Just like when you hold a baby, the love transfers. I feel that when I’m onstage from the audience. It’s all about the fans, and all about love.”



SATURDAY 7/29 - 5 PM

Taylor started touring at the age of fifteen, playing shows all over his home state of Wisconsin and the Midwest. He moved to Nashville three years later and has called it home for the last fifteen years. He had an eight year residency at two of Nashville’s most famous bars, Losers and Winners in Midtown and is also a regular performer at The Listening Room Cafe and Bluebird Cafe. Taylor has worked with some of the most well-known writers and artists in Nashville. He has written songs for artists such as Big & Rich, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Nate Barnes, Joey Hyde, Tom O’Connor and more. Taylor and his band will be making their tenth appearance at Northwoodstock this year!



SATURDAY 7/29 - 4 PM

Jessie Haines is a country/pop artist whose infectious songwriting is quickly gaining momentum worldwide.  Her songs and performances are authentic, heartfelt, and sincere, drawing influence from her songwriting heros including Fleetwood Mac, The Allman Brothers, Alicia keys and John Mayer to name a few.  Her debut album The Phoenix is a concept album, which follows the arc of addiction to a toxic relationship, and will be released through 2023.  Jessie takes the listener through her healing journey as she overcomes a life altering traumatic event, digs deep to heal through it all, and emerges on the other side with a new understanding of life, to pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional songwriter, performer and artist.  Take the journey with Jessie through her music and by connecting with her on social media @thejessiehaines



SATURDAY 7/29 - 1:30 PM

Bell Bottom Brewed is a collaboration of some of the Northwoods' most popular musicians who have come together to perform some of the most recognized and classic hits of the Woodstock Era and beyond. The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield, Janis Joplin, Black Crowes, CSNY, Blind Faith are a few of the supergroups this band will bring to the stage. Comprised of members of The Juke Dawgs and Bret and Frisk this band promises to please in a high energy rock and roll show that will have the audience participating and engaging the best of memories of the rock era!



FRIDAY 7/29 - 8:00 PM

Forrest Pike is a Nashville Recording Artist who specializes in keeping the Country in Country Music. Forrest started playing guitar and singing in front of audiences at the young age of 8 yrs old. His early influences include Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Chris Ledoux. His musical tastes moved towards classic rock in his teens, to include The Animals, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, The Moody Blues, Bob Seger, The Allman Bros. and The Marshall Tucker Band. Forrest credits his success in the music world to his wide variety of musical influences.

Forrest married the love of his life 20 yrs ago, and together raised four sons. Forrest and Lisa share a special bond in their relationship working side by side with each other since their relationship began. Lisa sings backup vocals in their current band and continues her passion for hunting, fishing, and barrel racing. Forrest has had the opportunity to open for many mainstream country artists all over the nation, and is now touring and headlining shows both as a solo artist as well as with his band.



FRIDAY 7/29 - 4:30 PM

Hip Pocket is a powerful band with striking lead and harmony vocals; a blazing four-piece horn section; and a rockin' rhythm section. Hip Pocket rocks your favorite top 40, R&B, Latin-infusion, jazz, pop, modern, and classic rock hits! Adding their own unique flavor to classic R&B and rock favorites, Hip Pocket's music stands out. You'll love listening to their fresh arrangements on great horn tunes from artists like Santana, Van Morrison, Chicago, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Tower of Power, and many more. Learn more about Hip Pocket on their website



FRIDAY 7/29 - 1:30 PM

Much like the mythical Hodag, the Old Pine Road Band has emerged from the woods of northern Wisconsin to mystify, captivate and entertain its many fine inhabitants. for nearly a decade, David Walters and the Old Pine Road Boys have been combining a crowd-pleasing blend of soulful funk-grass with a taste of twang and jam-band experimentation that's sure to leave you entertained! The Old Pine Road Band’s debut album "Laying Roots" is now available on all digital services like iTunes and Spotify.



The first Northwoodstock kicked off in August of 2006 with a surprise appearance from Dewey Bunnell of America. The event quickly became a summertime staple for those on the Cisco Chain, and soon the town of Land O’ Lakes. In recent years, bigger shows like Rusted Root and Classic Journey Live have solidified Northwoodstock as one of the most unique and intimate music events in the state.

In 2022, we began a new tradition in making Northwoodstock a fundraiser. Last year, we raised money to install AED's in Bars on Highway B, providing life saving equipment in the rural community of Land O' Lakes with longer than average emergency response times. These devices, placed within the business that are open the most hours of the day, could save someone's life one day.

In 2023, Northwoodstock is a fundraiser for Wisconsin Veteran's Charities and VFW Stateline Post 8400. Proceeds from event will benefit Veterans and their families across the state of Wisconsin in addition to our local VFW Post.

For more information about the event, visit our FAQ Page


Bent’s Camp was established in 1896 as a hunting, fishing, and logging camp on the South shore of Mamie Lake of the Cisco Chain of Lakes. Today, the resort, bar and restaurant serve tens of thousands of guests a year, giving each visitor a nostalgic taste of an era gone by. With 13 cabins, a bar and restaurant with outdoor patio, bait shop and boat launch, Bent’s Camp is unlike any other resort in Wisconsin.

For more information on the venue, visit