Hawthorn Hollow is proud to announce the lineup of the 2022 Pike River Concert Series, presented by Once Upon a Child and supported by The Trottier Insurance Group and Festival Foods!

Friday, June 17: Git on yer boots!  The Empty Bottle Boys and One Shot Jane return to Hawthorn Hollow with their down-home mix of outlaw country, southern rock, and rustic originals. As OnMilwaukee put it, “this five-piece group boasts not only a huge library of songs they cover, they also create original music that sounds so legit that fans assume they belong to someone else”.

Friday, July 22: If you attended our Harvest Hootenanny last fall, you probably were floored by Violet Wilder’s amazing performance.  This acoustic folk trio of multi-instrumentalists incorporate piano, acoustic & electric guitar, viola, percussion, and (most importantly) lush 3-part harmonies into their music.  See why Daniel Thompson of the Uptown Observer called them “perhaps one of the most lovely bands you’ll ever hear live”.

Friday, August 19:  We’re proud to have legendary jam band Cosmic Railroad grace our stage this year.  Making music together for over 20 years, the members of this original American roots rock band with a psychedelic twist have played before thousands of people, spreading their infectious grooves far and wide.

The Pike River Benefit Concert Series, presented by Once Upon a Child and supported by The Trottier Insurance Group and Festival Foods, has become a SE Wisconsin music staple, showcasing some of the best local groups while helping to support Hawthorn Hollow.  While the pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 season, the 2021 season came roaring back last year, raising thousands of dollars to support Hawthorn Hollow’s programs and mission.

All shows start at 6pm in the Hawthorn Hollow Amphitheater, with gates open at 5.  Admission is $10 per person at the gate.  Food and beverages such as soda, wine, and craft beer will be available for purchase, as will produce from the Heritage Farmstead at Hawthorn Hollow (while supplies last).

The Pike River Benefit Concert Series, presented by Once Upon a Child and supported by the Trottier Insurance Group and Festival Foods, is sponsored in part by:  Equinox Botanical Boutique, Mindful Yoga, Peacetree Originals, Kessler’s Clock Co., Modern Apothecary, Stein’s Aircraft Services, Impact Networking, Design Partners Inc., and Creative Design Custom Signs.

Here’s a look back at some of our past concerts!

Milwaukee’s own Sweet Sheiks took us back with their old-timey tunes on August 13, 2021.

On July 16, 2021, Cactii brought their “organic spaceship music” to Hawthorn Hollow, and faces were melted…

This compilation of our 2017 concerts features Rust Belt performing “Tanqueray”, The Crazy Chesters: A Tribute to the Band performing “Up on Cripple Creek”, and The Westerlees performing “Sally’s Got a Wooden Leg”.