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Southside Park, Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19, 2023

Cowapolooza is celebrating it's 20th annual year. Throughout two days, enjoy free entertainment and activities for all ages, food and marketplace vendors and more!





Main Stage Entertainment

Pauly & The Greaseballs

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

If you enjoy songs such as “Sha Na Na,” “Happy Days” and “The Musical Grease,” you will love Pauly And The Greaseballs. Music that is the soundtrack of your life. Their "Jersey Nights" and "Tribute To Grease" will have you singing along to every song! Their soulful sound is stronger and funkier than ever. 

Pauly and the Grease Balls

Elvis - Bruno Nesci

Elvis Lives, Bruno Nesci

8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Bruno Nesci is no stranger to the Elvis tribute artist world. He’s graced the stages of the world for the last 22 years performing as Elvis Presley.

Bruno is the only Canadian Elvis tribute artist to place in the Top 10 in the Ultimate Elvis Contest in Memphis, Tennessee, four years in a row. Bruno Nesci has even performed with members of Elvis Presley’s actual band.

Experience ELVIS PRESLEY like never before, Bruno Nesci will no doubt leave you believing that ELVIS LIVES.

Cowapolooza Car Show | 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Inviting all classic car owners and enthusiasts! 

Take a stroll down memory lane, as you walk through the Cowapolooza Car Show, featuring all types of vintage vehicles!  

Be a part of the car show! No pre-registration required

  • Please arrive between 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Enter Southside Park at the Finkle St. entrance, near the cricket field. Southside Park is located at 192 Old Wellington St S, Woodstock, ON
  • Please be prepared to stay on-site for the complete duration of the car show to eliminate vehicle traffic throughout the park

    While onsite, tune your vehicles radio into the main stage entertainment. 

    Feel free to leave your vehicle in its location to watch the Elvis Lives concert. 



Saturday |  2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Hey kids, this one’s for you! Join us for free family fun activities throughout the park.

Activities from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., include: 
**Schedule subject to change



Free Main Stage Entertainment 
Saturday |  6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

After The Lounge

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

After The Lounge is a hard rock band based out of Ontario, Canada and known for song Lights Go Out, Back To The Start, Can’t Stop, Let’s Groove, Never Again, Sunshine and most recently, The Stars.

The group has shared bills and support with Buckcherry, Blue Oyster Cult, Finger 11, 3 Doors Down, April Wine, John Corabi (Motley Crue) and Trooper among more. The release of the bands new five-song EP in 2019 contains work with producers Garth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Darius Szczepaniak (Big Sugar, Sum 41)

After the Lounge Band Photo

 The Trews Band Photo

The Trews

8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Legendary Canadian rockers, The Trews, are coming to Woodstock Saturday, September 3, to headline Cowapolooza 2022. Known for their singles Not Ready to Go, Hold Me in Your Arms and Tired of Waiting, The Trews’ performance will close out two days of music and entertainment.

Food Vendor Application

Hope you are hungry! Enjoy some delicious bites while on-site. 

Vendors Include:  

 Marketplace Vendor Application 

Support local by visiting the Marketplace area!

Vendors include:
 Parking Options/Event Shuttle Bus

Event Shuttle Bus, Saturday, August 19 from 4 p.m. - midnight 

Park at the Civic Centre Arena, located at 895 Nellis St, Woodstock, and hop on the FREE shuttle bus to Southside Park! 

Buses will depart the Civic Centre every 15 minutes. 

City Bus Route #7 will also be in service to Southside Park at :08 and :38 past the hour, until 10 pm. Regular transit fares of $2.50 apply.  

Parking Options

  • Accessible Parking in Southside Park, 192 Old Wellington St S. near the Main Washroom facilities.
  • Parking on nearby streets & limited parking in Southside Park, 192 Old Wellington St S.
  • Reeves Community Complex, 369, 375 & 381 Finkle St.
  • Jack Dunn Memorial Parking, 347 Finkle St.
  • College Avenue Secondary School, 700 College Ave
  • St. Mary's Catholic High School, 431 Juliana Dr.

Cowapolooa Parking Map. Parking available at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Reeves Community Complex (Woodstock District Community Complex), Jack Dunn Memorial Park, Southside Aquatics Centre, College Avenue Secondary School. Accessible parking inside of Southside Park outside of event area.


Thank you to our Sponsors!


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Phone: 519-539-1291
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