Get ready to smile, laugh, and dance like never before as Grammy-nominated Musician and Producer Alex Meixner breaks out the accordion. This contagious, high-energy performance is a DAS Fest MUST. Even those with "two left feet" will find themselves among their friends out on the dance floor.
Or up on a table.
With your feet planted on DAS Biergarten ground, you'll feel transported to the Alps when Alpensterne takes the stage. These Minnesota musicians bring incredible yodeling, a 15 foot Swiss Alphorn, and all the polka greats. You'll dance along, you'll drink along, you'll sing along, and yes, you'll even play the alphorn version of "Name That Tune".
Master Yodeler Bruce Schütz and Accordion Virtuoso Thomas Dietrich are well-known and well-loved in the Milwaukee area. They'll kick off Saturday in DAS Biergarten with a wide variety of traditional, and some more recent tunes, from the European Alpine region.
Bolzen Beer Band brings extreme party punk polka from the plains of Lincoln, Nebraska to DAS Partygarten. Traditional polka, covers from multiple genres and 3 albums of original music. You will be dancing.
Repeat, you will be dancing!
You have one chance to jam out with Copper Box at DAS Fest - don't miss it! Familiar songs with a Copper Box twist in a multi-genre accord (polka-rock-blues), as well as their own originals. Copper Box is a fun, one-of-a-kind musical journey.
This delightfully eccentric gang is among Cleveland, Ohio's most recognizable performers. Grab your spot in DAS Partygarten Friday night to hear everything from traditional polka to punk-rock. Laugh along with comedic renditions, and sway to some original tunes.
COMING IN 2022!
You might have seen this lively crew on a Travel Wisconsin commercial. Whether you listen to their rendition of the Armed Forces Medley during DAS Fest's Opening Ceremony on Friday or stuff a dollar bill in their Loferl while they play Gloria from atop the tables (all of the money goes to charity), you are sure to enjoy the authentic entertainment of the Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band.
These young, energetic musicians have won the hearts of many with their love of polka and charming smiles. It started with a 2013 Christmas gift and the Beer Barrel Polka on a cell phone. And now, "Der Glücklichen Spielers" is one of the hottest young polka bands in the Midwest!
Join in, or better yet, lead a snake dance at DAS Fest (did someone say bragging rights?).
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SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Practice your "Ricola" and get your cameras ready, Alphorngruppe Alpine Echoes will be strolling DAS grounds on Saturday and Sunday. In Switzerland and the German Alpines, the sweetest grass for cows is high in the Alpine Meadows. 200+ years ago, the Alphorn provided a way for shepherds to communicate with their family in the Valley below, and believe it or not, the sound would soothe the cows. Mozart even wrote a symphony incorporating the Alphorn! Hearing this group play together is, well, simply magical.
Adults and children dressed in tracht demonstrate a variety of folk dances including The Schuhplattler, a traditional dance from the Bayern region of Germany.
SATURDAY 11:00 AM - 7 PM
SUNDAY 11:00 AM - 6 PM
Demonstrations of carving techniques used for centuries in the Netherlands and across Europe by Luke's Lost Arts. Learn the history of the klompen (wooden shoe).
FRIDAY 5:30 PM
Get ready for chills as we Salute the Military and officially kick off DAS Fest USA! OH! And did someone say "FREE BIER"? Join us as we TAP THE KEG with our friends DIE FREISTADT ALTE KAMERADEN BAND and sing EIN PROSIT, (free beer from the Keg 'til it's gone for those 21+ years old).
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Collectors showcase hand-cranked street organs, from antiques to brand new. Learn about these instruments and enjoy a song - be it a traditional German tune or a Lady Gaga hit.
FRIDAY 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 PM
SATURDAY 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 PM
SUNDAY 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 PM
In the same style as the Rathaus Glockenspiel on the Marienplatz (central town square in Munich), the Glockenspiel portrays a comedic snapshot of a day in the life of a Holzhacker, or Lumberjack. Watch as they chop wood, saw logs, dance, and pause to share a stein or two.