Music Lineup for Milwaukee's First Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest stage placements

Kegel's Inn Parking Lot Stage

A small raised & amplified stage in the Parking lot. 

Miller Lite - Main Stage On National 

Pulled by a semi truck, the Miller Lite Main Stage is a staple among street festivals here in Wisconsin. 

Polka FUsion

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When: FRIDAY 3 - 5:30 PM
Where: Miller Lite Semi Truck Stage

A high energy polka band with Polish & honky style attitude. Instruments include trumpets, sax, accordion, bass, drums & keyboard.

Featuring Mike N. on concertina & vocals; Richie N. on keyboard & fiddle; Drew K. on drums; & Joe on trumpet & vocals. 

 


THE MUSIC VENDERS

When: FRIDAY 6 - 10:30PM
Where: Miller Light Semi Truck Stage

These days it’s hard to try and find a band that has the versatility to be able to play more than just one style of music. Because of this, many people that are looking to hire a band, end up turning to a disc jockey just for that very reason. Many disc jockeys are hired because people think they are more reasonable than a band, which isn’t always the case. Well, The Music Venders from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, came up with a solution to this dilemma. They have a wide variety of music, ranging from your good old polkas and waltzes, to your favorite music of the 50’s, 60’s and even some of today’s favorite party songs. Plus, with the band’s German heritage, they can also perform pure ethnic German music and singing as well. This alone makes The Music Venders very unique and makes them stand out from the rest.


Karl HACKER

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When: Friday 6-8pm
Where: Parking Lot Stage

Come listen to the heavenly renditions on the button box by local musician Karl Hacker. 


POLKA FUSION

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When: SATURDAY 9:30 am - 12:00pm
Where: Miller Lite Main Stage

A high energy polka band with Polish & honky style attitude. Instruments include trumpets, sax, accordion, bass, drums & keyboard.

Featuring Mike N. on concertina & vocals; Richie N. on keyboard & fiddle; Drew K. on drums; & Joe on trumpet & vocals. 


Brewhaus Polka Kings

Brewhaus Polka Kings

When: SATURDAY 12:30 pm - 4:30pm
Where: Miller Lite Main Stage

They're back for another great year of wonderful music!  The Brewhaus Polka Kings perform German, Slovenian and other “standard” folksongs along with the Yankovic tunes to create a unique repertoire. Old dance band standards and novelty songs are worked in as needed to round out the musical program.


MIKE-KEY

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When: SATURDAY 6-10pm
Where: Parking Lot Stage 

Looking for something not typical at Oktoberfest? Like Great Oldies and fabulous covers! Mike, Duane and Nate bring tons of fun to the stage all the way from Wayland Michigan


Stas Venglevski

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When: SATURDAY 4:30 - 5:30PM
Where: Miller Lite Main Stage

When: SATURDAY 6pm - 7:30PM
Where: Inside Kegel's Inn

We're thrilled to offer two performances by one of the best accordion players in the country. Saturday night on the main stage we look forward to his commanding performance and then after a short break will travel Inside Kegel’s Inn where he'll play a special dinner time show. Don't miss this - He is an incredible Accordionist, Musician, and Entertainer. Stas' repertoire includes his original compositions, a broad range of classical, contemporary and ethnic music.

 


BLASKAPELLE MILWAUKEE

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When: SATURDAY 6-10pm
Where: Miller Lite Semi Truck Stage

Blaskapelle Milwaukee has become one of the premiere European wind ensembles in the United States!  Our band is comprised of 18 unique and talented musicians from Wisconsin and Illinois.  We perform for a variety of events including: Oktoberfest celebrations, private and corporate parties, and German festivals. 

In 2011, we had the honor of performing at Miller Park for "German Heritage Day" which was hosted by the Milwaukee Brewers (MLB).  In 2015, we headlined the first-annual Oktoberfest at Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis, MO.  In 2016, we made our second appearance at the nationally recognized St. Charles Oktoberfest in St. Charles, MO, and performed for the first-ever HOGtoberfest Bike Night at the Harley-Davidson Museum®.  In 2017 we had the privilege of performing for the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company's 150th Anniversary celebration!