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What is an Oktoberfestival without German music? This year, several incredible bands are traveling to Duluth to perform some authentic German music for everyone to enjoy. Check back often to get the latest updates and schedules!

2022 PERFORMER SCHEDULE

* All acts and schedules are subject to change. *

FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 16)

4pm – 5pm: Oktoberfestival Entrance featuring the Lake Superior Low Brass Ensemble

5pm – 5:45pm: Oktoberfest All Stars feat. Gasper Krek

6pm – 6:45pm: Oktoberfest All Stars feat. Gasper Krek

6:45pm: Women’s Steinholding Contest

7:00pm – 7:45pm: Alpensterne

7:45pm: Men’s Steinholding Contest

8:00pm – 8:45pm: Alpensterne

8:45pm: Two-handed Steinholding Contest

9:00pm-10:30pm: Winzige Hozen

Strolling Musician: Bill Koncar

SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17)

12:30pm – 1:45pm: Richie Yurkovich Band

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Richie Yurkovich Band

3:15pm – 4:00pm: Lake Superior Low Brass Ensemble

4:15 – 4:45 pm: Lake Superior Low Brass Ensemble

5:00pm – 5:45 pm: Oktoberfest All Stars feat. Gasper Krek

6:00pm – 6:45pm: Oktoberfest All Stars feat. Gasper Krek

6:45pm: Women’s Steinholding Contest

7:00pm – 7:45pm: Alpensterne

7:45pm: Men’s Steinholding Contest

8:00 – 8:45 pm: Alpensterne

8:45pm: Two-handed Steinholding Contest

9:00pm – 10:30pm: Winzige Hosen

Strolling Musician: Bill Koncar

SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18)

12:00pm – 1:30pm: Oktoberfest All Stars feat. Gasper Krek

1:30 pm: BREAK for Dachshund Races

2:00pm-4:00pm: Richie Yurkovich Band

PERFORMERS / ATTRACTIONS

ALPENSTERNE

WINZIGE HOSEN

OKTOBERFEST ALL STARS

GASPER KREK

RICHIE YURKOVICH & POLKARIOTY

BILL KONCAR

LAKE SUPERIOR LOW BRASS ENSEMBLE

ALEX MEIXNER BAND

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

WINZIGE HOSEN

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Gogol Bordello had a date with Frankie Yankovic in a bier hall? Well you might end up with something like Winzige Hosen. With Brian Schanzenbach on accordion and Kala Shepersky on tuba, they bring the classic polka sound and mix it in with the rock and punk styles of Luke Nyen and Abe Curran on guitar, Nikki Moeller on bass, Al Bastien on drums and Patrick Sunderland on trumpet. This polka-punk band is sure to keep our bier hall rocking!

OKTOBERFEST ALL STARS

The Oktoberfest All Stars are a part of a larger group called the “Singing Slovenes”, who are known as, “Minnesota’s Ambassadors of Traditional Slovenian Music” and have been performing together for almost 40 years.  Under the leadership of Director, Frank Bucar, and Assistant Director, Mary Spehar White, they are anchored by All Star Accordionist, Joe Jagunich.  Many of their songs have the flavoring of the “Oberkrainer” style bands from Slovenia who play predominately in Germany and Austria.  Whether they are performing Oktoberfest style music or traditional Slovenian music, you will enjoy their lively music and high energy.

S.G. EDELWEISS

RICHIE YURKOVICH & POLKARIOTY

BILL KONCAR

UMD LOW BRASS ENSEMBLE