This wine garden will highlight Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, owned by Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts TOOL, A Perfect Circle, and PUSCIFER. Having already dove headfirst into this venture, Maynard found out from a distant relative that wine making is in his blood. His Great Grandfather, “Spirito” Marzo, had vineyards and made wine in Venaus, Italy, just North of Turino in Piemonte.
Stop by the Monster viewing deck to refuel and meet some of your favorite Northern Invasion artists! Monster Energy will be keeping all Rebels fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house. Make sure to check back throughout the festival for a schedule of Monster Energy’s interactive artist experiences. Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.
SWFTCharge provides an ultra convenient phone-charging service for live music events. How it works: attendees purchase the charging service at one of the SWFTCharge booths and receive a “SWFTCharger” to charge their phone. Once the “SWFTCharger” is dead, it can be swapped for a new one as many times as customers want while they are at the event. By eliminating charging pads, wires and lockers we’re aiming to provide attendees with a service that is convenient, frictionless and untethered.
Zippo Encore will be back in action at Northern Invasion with a full stock of Zippo lighters, including the limited edition festival designs! Come by and spin their wheel for great prizes, enter their Zippo Custom art contest, and get your Zippo lighter filled for free. Be sure to go see them early every day, you could get access to the most exclusive performances of the festival, the Zippo Sessions, acoustic sets from some of your favorite bands!
The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rock star and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at the Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff, as well.
Don’t miss the Official Bud Light Northern Invasion Pre-Party at Float Rite Park! Grab your friends for a few cold Bud Lights along the Apple River—the park offers a free shuttle to and from Somerset Amphitheatre. The party starts at 6:00pm with live music at 8:00. Get swag & samples, win prizes, and register for your shot at a Can’t Buy Backstage Tour & Pit View Experience at Northern Invasion! *Must be present to win. Details and rules on raffle prizes and Can’t Buy registration available at pre-party and Northern Invasion. Message for 21+ only. Please drink responsibly.
“Taste of Tennessee” invites visitors to come out and tour the nation’s oldest registered distillery from outside the Jack Daniel’s Hollow. Visitors get to see (and smell) whiskey dripping slowly through charcoal and the new oak barrels used in maturing Tennessee’s finest whiskey. The experience is open to all fans, 21 years old and up, for tours free of charge. Stop by the Jack Daniel’s Experience for interactive engagements throughout the weekend.
Hey music fans! End this night on a high note by making sure you and your friends have a ride home if you’ve been drinking. Sign up for the Booze It & Lose It designated driver program to become a designated driver for you and your friends and receive complimentary soft drinks and a special wrist band for your participation. Stop by any ID check station to sign up!