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LIVE MUSIC & PERFORMANCES

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!

2021 PERFORMER SCHEDULE

* All acts and schedules are subject to change. *

FRIDAY (September 17)

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

5pm – 5:45pm: Oktoberfest All Stars

6pm – 6:20pm: Oktoberfest All Stars

6:20pm – 6:45pm: Ein Prosit

6:45pm – 8:10pm: Alex Meixner Band

8:10pm – 8:15pm: Chicken Dance with the Alex Meixner Band

8:15pm – 9:00pm: Stein Holding Contest

9:00pm – 10:30pm: Winzige Hosen

Strolling Musician: Bill Koncar

SATURDAY (September 18)

12:00pm – 1:15pm: Richie Yurkovich Band

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Richie Yurkovich Band

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Edelweiss Dance Group

3:00 – 3:45 pm: Oktoberfest All Stars

4:00pm – 4:45 pm: Oktoberfest All Stars

5:00pm – 5:30pm: Oktoberfest All Stars

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Edelweiss Dance Group

6:00pm – 7:10pm: Alex Meixner Band

7:30pm – 8:10pm: Alex Meixner Band

8:10 – 8:15 pm: Chicken Dance with the Alex Meixner Band

8:15pm – 9:00pm: Stein Holding Contest

9:00pm – 10:30pm: Winzige Hosen

Strolling Musician: Bill Koncar

SUNDAY (September 19)

12:00pm – 12:45pm: Oktoberfest All Stars

12:45 pm – 1:00pm: Edelweiss Dance Group

1:00pm-1:30pm: Oktoberfest All Stars

1:30pm – 2:00pm: BREAK – Dachshund Dash Semi-Finals

2:00pm – 2:50pm: Alex Meixner Band

3:10 – 4:00pm: Alex Meixner Band

Performers / Attractions

ALEX MEIXNER BAND (Grammy Nominated)

ALEX MEIXNER BAND (Grammy Nominated)

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

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

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

S.G. Edelweiß

Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty

Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty

BILL KONCAR

BILL KONCAR

UMD Low Brass Ensemble

UMD Low Brass Ensemble