Jack Link's Northwoods Music Festival-Insider Tips

Northwoods Music Festival

 July 31, 2017 

It’s a quaint community in Northwest Wisconsin on a gorgeous summer weekend. Your camper is all set up, tickets in hand; you head over to the festival grounds, set up a couple chairs and get ready for some of the best county stars to hit the stage. Welcome to Minong, Wisconsin and the Jack Link’s Northwoods Music Festival. For the third year in a row, Jack Link’s is bringing some of country’s hottest acts to Minong, population 527.


The lineup for 2017 is nothing short of awesome. Friday night kicks off with Russell Dickerson, LANCO, Casey Donahew and Tyler Farr. On Saturday, the show begins at 2 p.m. with Ryan Griffin, Brandon Ray, Steve Moakler, Maddie and Tae, Sawyer Brown, A Thousand Horses, and Kip Moore. With a lineup like this, you’ll want to be sure to get a two-day pass so you don’t miss any of the fun. If you’re looking for a few other tips to help you have the best experience possible at the festival, check out our insider tips below.


Ordering Tickets: Head to www.northwoodsfestival.com to order your tickets. General Admission and VIP are both available. If you’re looking to get right up in front of the action, you’re definitely going to want to spring for the VIP tickets. VIP includes a GA VIP seat, VIP parking and admittance into the exclusive VIP hospitality area where you will receive shaded areas, private restrooms and a cash bar. General admission is first come first serve, lawn chair seating. You’ll want to bring your own lawn chair. Blankets and lounge chair seating is not permitted in the main seating area. A limited number of single day VIP passes are available. Two day passes for VIP or GA are non-transferable. Side note, there are Children’s tickets available for your littles as well!


Where to Stay: Spend your days with the stars, and your nights under the stars! The festival is offering camping this year with shuttle service to the festival and back. Two day wristbands are required for entrance into the campground. This is a great way to enjoy the full festival experience. If you are looking for a hotel, cabin or a campground a little further out from the festival, check out the lodging availability for the Washburn County area.


Parking: With VIP tickets, you get free VIP parking. If you’re looking to get a little closer, this might just be the option for you! Free general parking is also available. Keep in mind that you can’t leave your vehicle overnight, so if you plan to drink, be sure to designate a sober driver.


Food & Beverage: The festival does not allow any carry-ins of food and beverage. Yes, this includes water so plan accordingly. If you want to bring an empty cup, that’s fine. The festival team has been working hard to have a variety of your favorite food and beverages available, so you’ll be glad you didn’t bring a cold sandwich instead of enjoying the scrumptious festival food! New this year, food and beverages can be purchased with cash or credit card.


Things to Bring: Any time you attend an outdoor festival, it’s smart to plan ahead for Wisconsin’s continuously changing weather. While we always expect the sun to be shining at the festival, on the off chance there’s a little rain, you may wish to bring a sweatshirt or poncho just in case. Keep in mind, umbrellas may only be used in between performers as to not obstruct the view of other festival-goers. Since we plan for sun though, you should too! Make sure that you bring sunscreen and a hat is always helpful (or you can buy one on site!) to keep you from getting burned. The event will be held rain or shine.


What Not to Bring: Just as important as what to bring, there is a list of restricted items as well. A few of the things to leave behind are: pets, drones, video recorders, weapons, ATV’s, golf carts, water guns, laser pointers, and drugs. For a complete list of rules, be sure to check out the festival website.


At the end of the weekend, we want to be sure that every attendee from age 5 to 95 had a great time at the festival and has a great story to share of their festival experience. We hope you have a great time during your stay in Washburn County and at the Jack Link’s Northwoods Music Festival! Afterward, be sure to share your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Find us @WashburnCounty

 NWM Fest Giveaway



  1. Eligibility: Jack Link's Northwoods Festival Ultimate Fan Experience (the "Contest") is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Jack Link's Northwoods Music Festival and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 2. Sponsor: The Contest is sponsored by Jack Link's Northwoods Music Festival, located at 660 Hokah St., Minong, Wisconsin 54859. 3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein. 4. Contest Period: The Contest begins on July 31, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. CST and ends on August 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CST (the "Contest Period"). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest using any of the following methods: 5. How to Enter: Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting our website (www.washburncounty.org) and following the directions provided to fill out the entry information, and submit. Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. 6. Prize Drawing: On or about August 04, 2017, the Sponsor will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about August 04, 2017. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries. 7. Winner Notification: The potential winners will be notified by email, mail or phone. Each potential Grand and First Prize winner (parent/legal guardian if a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Winner will be notified on or about August 4, 2017. 8. Prizes: Two (2) Meet & Greet with Russell Dickerson, Two (2) Two-Day General admission tickets, One (1) Regular Campsite 9. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney's fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 10. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney's fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. 11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Wisconsin. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Wisconsin, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Wisconsin. 12. Privacy: Information collected from entrants is subject to sponsor's privacy policy.