2018 Entertainment

Two stages – one outdoor & one indoor – double the fun!


4:00 – Doors Open
4:30 – Concordia Choir of Spokane – German Amer. Society Choir
4:50 – History of Oktoberfest
5:00 – Tapping of the Keg with Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins
5:15 – Alpen Band
6:45 – Bavarian Beer Garden Band
8:00 – Stein Hoisting & Costume Contests – Men & Women
9:00 – Bavarian Beer Garden Band
11:30 – last call

Noon – Doors Open
12:15 – Oompa’s and Ma’s
1:30 – Alpen Band California
2:45 – Kids Show
3:30 – Oompa’s and Ma’s
5:15 – Alpen Band California
6:15 – Stein Hoisting – Men & Women
7:00 – Bavarian Beer Garden Band
8:30 – Costume Contest
9:15 – Bavarian Beer Garden Band
11:30 – last call

11:00 – Doors Open
11:45 – Bavarian Beer Garden Band
1:00 – Kids Show
1:45 – Bavarian Beer Garden Band
3:00 – Alpen Band California

Alpen Band

From Northern California. Since 1988, they have been performing German folk music in the Sacramento area and throughout Northern California for Octoberfest, Fasching, Beerfest etc. They perform the best of Polka, Waltz, Samba, Swing, along with the updated styles of Boarisch, Schottisch and Alpine Rock. They feature folk music from the German speaking areas, but also play music from other parts of the world. Get ready to dance and sing along with this wonderful participatory group – Prost!! http://alpenband.com

Oom Pa’s and Ma’s

Since 1971    The Oompa’s and Ma’s Band Motto:   “If were sounding out of tune, have another beer!” Oom Pa’s and Ma’s bring back a German spirit to the Biergarten with the polkas and beer-drinking toasts.  Specializing in polkas and waltzes. In 1971, the first band consisted of 9 members and played before a packed Bier Garten. The band has grown to as many as 27 members playing for thousands of listeners and dancers yearly. The band consists of both local and regional musicians; some traveling great distances from their communities- Over the years, 75 different musicians have been a part of the “Oom Pa’s and Ma’s.” The “Oom Pa’s and Ma’s” have played internationally and for numerous community fairs, festivals and special events.

Mannschaft Polka Band

“Die Trockenmauer Beendende Mannschaft” (The Drywall Finishing Team (We’ll get you plastered)) a five-piece Polka brass band based in Spokane.

5:30 – Hazelnuss Band
7:15 – Alpen Band California
9:00 – Hazelnuss Band
11:15 – last call

2:00 – Hazelnuss Band
3:45 – Bavarian Beer Garden Band
5:15 – Hazelnuss Band
7:00 – Alpen Band California
8:45 – Hazelnuss Band
11:15 – last call

Noon – Mannschaft Polka Band
1:00 – Hazelnuss Band
3:00 – Wiener Dog Races


Hazelnuss “Das” Music

HAZELNUSS “DAS MUSIC” The Bavarian American immigrants from Los Angeles, performing original Songs and Bavarian / Oktoberfest feel good music. Every single one of them is German or German decent. From Munich, Landshut, Cologne and the north of Germany. In honoring their roots and traditions Alexander and Andi started to play and sing Bavarian folkmusic. One night at the Oktoberfest in the Bavaria House in Burbank, the group got on stage to perform “lets Celebrate” in front of a huge crowd, and the song was an instant hit. This was the defining moment to get the group together and “Hazelnuss Das Music” was born. Visit their WEBSITE or their FACEBOOK page.

Bavarian Beer Garden Band

BBGB is not your Grandpa’s Polka Band – they are The Rockin’ Polka Band! The Bavarian Beer Garden Band (BBGB) is a uniquely Northwest festival band with an attitude and a twist.

BBGB plays music that ranges from traditional European Alpine to German Pop (schlager) to lively Polkas and well known PARTY ROCK songs. They also can transform into a high energy R&B show that they call the BAVARIAN BLUES BROTHERS! You can’t help tapping your feet, singing along, clapping your hands or dancing to their music, …..and it’s not unusual to see HUNDREDS of people pack the dance floor when they entertain.

Website: http://bavarianbeergarden.band/ FaceBook: BavarianBeerGardenBand.BBGB

Concordia Choir of Spokane (German-American Society)choir_badge_trans_web

The roots of the Concordia Choir in Spokane can be traces to 1883 when a German choir greeted the arrival of the first Northern Pacific railroad train in Spokane. By the turn of the century, numerous German choirs existed in Spokane. In 1911, several of these choirs merged into one organization that has become the Concordia Choir of Spokane. The Concordia Choir is incorporated as a non-profit organization and its mission is to promote the german culture in song. The choir performs several public concerts during the year. Click here to visit website