These guys knew how to have a good time.

How can you have Lumberjack Days without chainsaws, 100 kegs of Henry Weinhard’s and mass vomiting? We’re going to find out!

This morning Cal Poly Humboldt’s Gutswurrak Student Activities Center announced that the legendary Humboldt State bacchanalia is returning to campus this April in a slightly different form. It’ll be two weeks of stuff going on in the quad, including – on most days – rockin’ bands.

What else we got going on besides those rockin’ bands, the schedule for which you can find below? Well, Gutswurrak associate director Michael Moore tells the Outpost that the timbersports are out for this year – no log-rolling, no axes, no buck saws, certainly no chainsaws – but there will be several “make and take” activities for students to participate in. He mentioned, particularly: clay, paint, “slime” and “plant-a-plant.” Fun fun fun!

The general public is welcome to come up to campus and enjoy the bands, but the make-and-take activities are for students only, please. You are an adult; you can play with clay at home whenever you like.

In future years, Moore said, they’re looking to evolve New Lumberjack Days into something more like – though not exactly like, of course — the Lumberjack Days of antiquity. He mentioned that they’re thinking of a more concentrated event, over a weekend or something, and they’ve reached out to the university’s Logging Club to bring back some of that timber-feller flavor. He even mentioned that “adult beverages” could be back on the table!

Until then, check out that band schedule below! Maybe you want to wander up and reflect on time’s passage.


Chicago blues
Monday April 17, 2023

Gabe Lee
Nashville heartache
Tuesday April 18, 2023

La Doña
Mission District nuevo chicanismo
Wednesday April 19, 2023

The Original Wailers
No introduction required
Friday April 21, 2023

L.A. Witch
Lipstick City garage rock
Tuesday April 25, 2023

Guapdad 4000
The future of hip hop
 Friday April 28, 2023