This is not your average polka!
Get ready to do the chicken dance, polka & more! Check out the amazing artists & bands performing at Oktoberfest Northwest!
the Oktoberfest NW Host & Headliner
Manuela Horn has performed at Oktoberfest Northwest for over 6 years! She is our Host, Headliner & Swing Girl! Oktoberfest Northwest officially crowned her the "Queen of Oktoberfest" in 2015. Manuela brings the fun for our late night crowd with her original set of polka parodies and classics. She also performs a family-friendly "Kinderfest Show" on Sunday, Oct. 9th for our Family Day! Check out more details HERE.
The S-Bahn Band
Singer and accordionist Richard Tyce founded the S-Bahn Band in Vancouver in the early 90’s. With a diverse and eclectic repertoire, the S-Bahn specializes in Oktoberfests (German) and Malankas (Ukranian). Why the name “S-Bahn”? S-Bahn is the commuter train that connects cities in Germany with their suburbs. The S-Bahn connects people, it brings people together. So, does the band! Plus, you don't want to miss when they bring out their mondo accordion, a 16-foot wide accordion stretched out that takes 5 people to play! Learn more about The S-Bahn Band HERE.
Z MUSIKMAKERS give you a show that leaves you wanting more! This dynamic family band has been playing music together for over 30 years. The Zollner sister trio of Monica, Theresia, and Christiana dazzle with their tight harmonies and unique vocal talents. The band is led by their father, Paul, who plays accordion, sings, and encourages their audiences to join in the fun! Together with Dave Keckes-Chartrey on trumpet, Greg Backstrom on bass, Nichlas Schaal on keyboard, and Dale Drenner on drums, Z MUSIKMAKERS entertain with a mix of traditional Bavarian tunes as well as big band favorites from the Andrew sisters. The groups wide range of sound is a favorite at northwest festivals and guaranteed to delight all audiences. Check out more details HERE.
Enzian Schuhplattler is dedicated to the promotion of authentic Bavarian folk dancing, culture, and costumes. “Schuhplattler" is a centuries-old Bavarian and Tirolean folk dance in which the men demonstrate their vigor in a raucous but precise "shoe-slapping" rhythm to alpine folk music and dance flirtatious figures with the women. The club was founded in 1965 by German and Austrian immigrants and has performed around the U.S., and in Canada and Germany. More details HERE.
Doppelbock is an Oktoberfest band that plays both traditional German Oktoberfest songs as well as non-traditional music for audiences who just want to party. Members of the band include Doug Stickler on accordion, Rouke Vanderveen on guitar, Jim Parker on drums, Brian McDonald on saxophone and Matthew Kenney on bass. All of the musicians are very experienced and have been playing professionally for many years. Combining the early rock and roll favorites with the accordion brings a great new sound to any Oktoberfest event. Their style has been referred to by
some as “Polka Rock.” See when they're playing HERE.
Oregon Polka Beats
The Oregon Polka Beats, formed in 1987, is popular band in the region playing many Oktoberfest celebrations including in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and Arizona. The trio is made up of Lyle Heilman (Accordion/Vocals), Jack Hillend (Horns/Vocals) and Rian Graves (Drums). Oregon Polka Beats' music is lively dance music, which features foxtrots, swing, two steps, waltzes, polkas, old standards, rhumbas, schottisches and country. The band loves playing for fairs, festivals, polka fests, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, retirement parties, private parties, barn dances and fraternal organizations. See when they're playing HERE.