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Octoberfest Announces 2018 Concert Schedule
The festival will feature 24 local bands with music starting at 9 a.m.
APPLETON, Wis. – Octoberfest, an event of the Fox Cities Chamber, proudly returns for its 37th consecutive year on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The festival will feature a full day of music representing a wide variety of genres including rock, indie, Cajun-zydeco, bluegrass, hip-hop, oldies, blues and polka. This year’s lineup includes 24 local bands, including new acts and many returning favorites.
“We are excited to again provide a full day of music and a variety of genres at this year’s Octoberfest,” said Eric Stadler, Octoberfest Event Committee and Entertainment Chairman. “We’ve hand selected a great mix of bands, both returning favorites and first-time Octoberfest performers. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.”
Due to the success of last year’s morning concerts, five of the six stages will have music beginning at 9 a.m.
2018 Concert Schedule
Appleton Rock School 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Howlin’ At The Moon 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Cool Waters Band 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Vic Ferrari 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Polar Project 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
The Glam Band 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Boy Band Night 11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Too White Crew 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cold Soda Club 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Ask Your Mother 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sir Real 3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Newtonburg Oktoberfest Band 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
FBI & The Untouchable Horns 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Arts Fishing Club 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Porky’s Groove Machine 2:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m.
Green Screen Kings 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Happy Wanderers 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Doo Wop Daddies 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Noah John & Ringing Iron 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Copper Box 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Zeroed In (484th Army Variety Band) 3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Corner of College Avenue and Drew Street
484th Army Band Ensembles 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Event Volunteers Needed
Every year Octoberfest relies on the generosity of more than 600 event volunteers who help sell wristbands, work as bartenders, block captains, and staff 100 nonprofit food booths. Volunteer signups for Saturday, September 29 are now open. Those interested should visit octoberfestonline.org for more information and to sign up.
Octoberfest is a two-day festival in Appleton, Wisconsin. Held every year on the fourth weekend of September, the festival is celebrating 37 years of food, fun and philanthropy. The mission of the first event was the same as it is today, to serve as a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations. Octoberfest has grown to hosting 200,000 attendees annually, has 100 food booths supporting nonprofit organizations, arts and crafts, and entertainment for all. Funds raised from sponsorship and beverage sales are used for the competitive grant program that provides funding to nonprofits year-round. When you attend Octoberfest, you are giving back to the Fox Cities community! For more information and a complete event schedule visit octoberfestonline.org or download the app on iTunes and Android stores. Follow Octoberfest on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates. #AppletonOctoberfest
Octoberfest is an event of the Fox Cities Chamber. The Chamber captures the energy of one of Wisconsin's most dynamic regions and transforms it into innovative programs and services for its business members. The Chamber serves all of the Fox Cities communities within the counties of Outagamie, Calumet and northern Winnebago, and plays a leadership role in regional economic development efforts in Northeastern Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.foxcitieschamber.com.