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!
LynnMarie & The Nashville Polka Guys
FIVE-TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE - Dubbed “The Dixie Chick Of the Accordion” by Jay Leno
The squeeze box player and vocalist, the first female artist ever to win a Grammy nod for Best Polka Album, fuses high-energy rock, country, Americana and the traditional music of her ethnic heritage to wow crowds everywhere, from Oktoberfests, to music festivals, coffee houses and Europe!
Although she is considered the new face of accordion music, LynnMarie’s roots in the traditional format run deep. Born and raised in an ethnic Slovenian community in Cleveland, she seemed destined to pick up the accordion from an early age. Thanks to her grandparents, who immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900s, her childhood was rich in Eastern European music and culture; singing and dancing were a natural part of life. She picked up the squeeze box at age 11 and by 13.
See when LynnMarie & The Nashville Polka Guys are playing HERE.
Z MUSIKMAKERS give you a show that leaves you wanting more! This dynamic band has been playing music together for over 30 years. The ZM’s entertain with your favorite traditional polka music, big band tunes and so much more in an experience you’ll never forget. The group’s wide range of sound is a favorite at northwest festivals and guaranteed to delight all audiences.
See when Z Musikmakers are playing 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. From flirtatious folk dances to the very showy Schuhplattler dances in which women spin like tops and men show off their high jumping skills, be prepared to be entertained...and perhaps even join in on the fun. The club was founded in 1965 by German and Austrian immigrants and has performed in the U.S., Canada, and Germany.See when Enzian Schuhplattler are performing HERE.
Doppelbock began a few years ago as a last-minute replacement band for the Leavenworth Oktoberfest. They have since been surprising and entertaining Oktoberfest audiences throughout Oregon and Washington. Blending the traditional German/Polka/Yodeling sound of Doug Stickler and his accordion, with long-time Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts guitarist Rouke van der Veen’s rock and roll roots, they created what some call Polka Rock. Completing the sound are Lugnut luminaries Matt Kenney on bass and Jim Parker on drums, with standout saxophone work from Brian McDonald. Their goal is to boldly go where no accordion has gone before.
See when Dopplebock are playing HERE.
The Bonnie Birch Bavarian Band has been together for 20 years playing all over the Northwest. Bonnie is a virtuoso on the accordion and has over 30 years playing the instrument. Nick Heiting comes originally from Munich, Germany and sings with complete fluency in German as well as playing great guitar accompaniment. Paul Ostler, with perfect pitch and skill on the tuba, has played all over the world with 20 years in the Navy band.
The group plays their own fun-filled arrangements of Oktoberfest favorites.
See when The Bonnie Birch Bavarian Band is playing HERE.
Lyle Schaefer BAND
Lyle Schaefer, raised in Puyallup and Canadian Accordion Champion, has played extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, and Europe. Here at Oktoberfest they will play lively Oktoberfest music as well as tunes ranging through a wide variety of venues. Requests are welcomed. We'll Chicken Dance, Roll out the Barrel, and Ach du lieber Augustin the way through a great afternoon, all so you can enjoy the food, a brew and dance up a storm. See when the Lyle Schaefer Band are playing HERE.
The Bavarian Beer Garden Band (BBGB)
BBGB plays music that ranges from traditional European Alpine to German Pop (schlager) to lively Polkas and well known PARTY ROCK song. 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.
BBGB features top shelf musicians who represent some of the best in their field. Greg Perry, Accordion and Lead Vocals; Gary Beyer, Soprano and Tenor Sax and Vocals; Gordon Tibbits, Lead and Rhythm Guitar and Vocals; Tero Jannko, Bass Guitar and Dan Chappelle, Drums. See when the Bavarian Beer Garden Band are playing HERE.