Oktoberfest is such a festive time in our Haus; it’s our biggest season of the year. Returning this year is the band from Germany, Oktobär! Under the leadership of Marc Wedmann, this band will have you out of your seats as they perform sounds of the season that range from traditional Oktoberfest to modern day German and American rock and roll.
Of course everyone wants to hear the yodeling songs as well as the anthem of the Haus, In München Steht Ein Hofbräuhaus, but with this band you will hear so much more. Their repertoire ranges from Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, John Denver, and Jimmy Buffett to Shania Twain, Men At Work, Bon Jovi, and even Prince! They also cover the Spider Murphy Gang, a wildly popular rock and roll band in Munich in the 1980s!
In addition to Oktobär we have special entertainment set up for you. Following are special dates and groups performing:
Date Event/Group/ Keg Tapper
September 15* Oktoberfest Grand Opening – Ed Wehmer, Wintrust CEO
September 17 Chicago Donauschwaben Dancers (Afternoon)
September 22 Oktoberfest Celebration - Lou Canellis, Fox 32 Sports
September 28 Edelweiss Tanzgruppe & Nathan Troxell (early evening)
September 29 Oktoberfest With The Chicago Wolves
October 4 Eddie Korosa German Band from Wisconsin (Evening)
October 6 Oktoberfest Celebration – Mayor Nick Caiafa, Schiller Park
October 8 American Aid Dancers Youth Group (Afternoon)
October 12 Egerlander Tanzgruppe (Early Evening)
October 15 Donauschwaben Jugendgruppe (Early Afternoon)
October 19 Edelweiss Tanzgruppe & Nathan Troxell (early evening)
October 22 Donauschwaben Kindergruppe (Early Afternoon) – Oktoberfest Closes
* Special Musical Presentation by the Chicago Fanfaren Drum and Bugle Corps
As we receive more commitments from celebrity keg tappers and performing ensembles, this information will continue to be updated. Book your groups early, especially on the weekends as we celebrate the midwest’s best and most authentic Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Chicago in Rosemont! Prost!