Die Spitzbuam (the young rascals) are a five-piece German band from St. Louis, Missouri. Since 1992, the members have celebrated their German heritage by playing contemporary and traditional folk music from Germany and other European regions. The band has performed at dances and festivals in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio. They add a German touch to Weddings, Anniversaries, and any festival.
For over two decades, die Schlauberger (dSb) has proclaimed “expect the unexpected.” Musical proof that entertainers can please just about everyone, dSb is a powerhouse of musical expertise.
Performing festival standards to rock and roll meets alpine power; dSb expends enough energy to light up not only the crowd but the fairground as well. From the moment dSb steps on stage until they have wrung the final note from their last song, the band engages everyone within earshot to join the fun. Their stage show has wowed crowds in venues as varied as the Trump Taj Mahal and Tropicana Casinos in Atlantic City, the Wurstfest in New Braunfels, TX, Oregon’s Mt. Angel Oktoberfest, the Hunter Mountain German Alps Festival, the Cincinnati Oktoberfest, German Fest Milwaukee, Bethlehem Musikfest & NYC Carnegie Hall, to name but a few. They are the only band of their genre to perform a show and sing the American National Anthem to an audience of 50,000 fans at Shea Stadium, the former home of baseball’s New York Mets — and 30,000 + at the former Giants Stadium.
The Heidelberg German Band from Quincy, IL performs music in the tradition of the German Bier Hall playing Polkas, Waltzes and Big Band music from the 1920’s to 1980’s pop music. The band has been together since 1969 and performs throughout the Midwest.
Turning Point is a five piece band that provides the talent and fun! Several music genres played for all ages and any occasion. Contact us today to book!
The Drive By Boys is your ultimate pop-up concert experience this year. Parking lot parties, block parties, drive-by birthday parades, and more. Let’s take summer back, one small gathering at a time!
The Franz Klaber Orchestra is Hamilton, Ohio’s oldest band. Although the FKO is a popular band at Oktoberfests and other German functions, the band has never been strictly German in nature. The original Franz Klaber Orchestra was founded in 1930 and led by Franz Klaber, a German immigrant from the Saxony region of Germany, who taught himself to play stringed instruments even before he had an instrument. He used to fasten a string to a windowsill and pluck out tunes! He taught himself to play mandolin and violin, and later, the saxophone.
The first version of the Franz Klaber Orchestra consisted of a five piece band of fellow German-Americans that played a lot of German folk songs at gatherings and festivals of the Deutscher Hausverein, the local German Society. Franz Sr.’s vision was a band that mixed popular music with traditional German songs. Franz’s daughter Mary Ann sang in the band, and Bill and Franz Klaber, Jr. both joined the band while they were in junior high school. At the age of 24, Franz took over the band when his father died in 1963 (and played a gig the very next day after Franz Sr.’s untimely death).
Franz Jr. took his father’s musical passion and built upon it; leaving his own indelible mark by expanding the band, its repertoire, and instilling an enthusiasm and showmanship that is truly unique. Under his leadership, the band affectionately became known as the Klaberheads. It’s a name that is used for the band as well as the fans! In 2006 he suffered a stroke and, through his unbelievable determination and courage, was able to make a comeback and resume performing with the band. Through therapy he was able to recover from his paralysis and regain his speech and the ability to walk. He even regained the ability to play his trombone and sing! While he was recovering, he turned over the group to his daughter, Erika Klaber.
Erika has continued with her father and grandfather’s vision, and has put her own imprint on the group as well. At her father’s urging, she began to play her steel drum in the band. No one could have imagined how well this beautiful instrument would blend with German music! With a Masters degree in Music Education and Ethnomusicology, Erika has been able to expand the musical repertoire, even adding some original music to the line-up. The fourth generation of Klabers are making their mark as well. Erika’s daughter, Emily Muench, performs regularly with the band, and several of Franz’s and Bill’s children and grandchildren have been apprentice and active members.
The Klaberheads have not only kept a family tradition alive, but have helped keep German Heritage alive musically in Southwest Ohio, as well. Because of the foundation Franz Sr. laid down, and Franz Jr. helped build upon, the Klaberheads have expanded their operating territory and have performed at Disney’s Epcot Center, Yuenglings Oktoberfest in Bethlehem, PA., Oktoberfests in Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Lexington, Minster, Maysville, Owensboro, and most recently, the Wurstfest in New Braunfels, Texas.
In August, September, and October, you will find the Klaberheads at your nearest Oktoberfest beer tent, leading the charge in fun. But the rest of the year, the band takes on a completely different musical appearance and make up. The Klaberheads perform at all types of venues from conventions, summer concert series, and dances. They even host their own New Year’s Eve dance – a popular event in Hamilton that draws a sell-out crowd. From crowd participation numbers to the horn driven tunes of Chicago and Michael Buble, from Big Band to rock ’n roll, the Klaberheads are accomplished musical entertainers that bring a high-energy connection to the audience. Versatility is what makes this talented group of musicians the band that’s in demand. The Klaberheads are the band for ALL SEASONS!
Take all of your favorite bands from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and now…then, have them play your favorite songs, all on one stage, all in one night. This is what the audiences coming to see Trixie Delight have come to love and expect from their favorite St. Louis cover band. Sounds like a huge exaggeration, and biased self opinion made by the band – if you’ve never seen them before – but when you hear for yourself live, the amazing truth… you will become one of the many who show up weekly to feed their addiction.
Formed in 2001, Trixie Delight quickly rose to the top 4 of all of the cover bands in town. Kelly Wild, is the front woman/screamer/MC/ lead vocalist – and has become one of St. Louis’ top vocalists and is quite engaging with the crowd. The fact that she can cover songs by the male vocalists who had recorded them, and sound remarkably like the original recording – was an instant success. People couldn’t believe their ears and eyes, when the band would perform songs from groups like The Doors, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam. Now, add in covers of sexy, rockin’ female artists too – like Adele, Heart, and Gaga -starting to get the picture? Yeah…WOW!
The only way Trixie Delight could cover such a wide variety of songs, is by having one of the most versatile lead guitarists in town, and a rhythm section that is slammin’. Steve Bunck on drums, and Clint Wilson on guitar, and George Potsos on bass. They are some of the most talented musicians in St. Louis and keep the mood light and fun on stage. They round out the unique sound of Trixie Delight with their full bodied back up vocals.
The show tends to be a little more on the raucous and risqué side at bars and nightclubs, and adjusts itself accordingly to the climate of private parties, corporate events, and casinos.
Trixie Delight has performed for the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, and the St. Louis Blues organizations. Kelly Wild has performed at times over the years, with 2 annual tributes at The Pageant – Celebration Day (a Led Zeppelin tribute) and El Monstero (a Pink Floyd tribute.)
Trixie Delight, is all about making the audience have fun while being treated to some of the best music and vocals in the area. So get ready to lose your cares for a few hours, and enjoy the show!
Mollie & Ted are the first and only husband and wife to be both inducted into the International Polka Association Hall of Fame. They also host one of the only two polka shows on Sirius XM. And since March of 2020, their YouTube popularity has grown due to their weekly Tuesday night show.
Mollie is the host of the popular “Mollie B Polka Party” on RFD-TV, which is currently broadcast into over 48 million households via DISH Network, Direct TV, and over 600 independent cable systems. Also, Mollie B has been named Female Vocalist of the Year by the United States Polka Association and the International Polka Association multiple times. The popular “Mollie B Christmas Special” has received rave reviews and received many awards. Squeezebox has to date released four highly regarded recordings that have garnered “Best Of” awards from various organizations and Squeezebox has been named one of the top 5 performing polka bands in the nation several times by the “247PolkaHeaven.com People’s Choice Awards.”
In addition to being featured many times on the Mollie B Polka Party, the band has also written a song for and appeared in the latest Clint Eastwood film, “The Mule.”
The word invokes the glory of a bygone era.
A time when the Rock was so immense only stadiums could contain it.
A time when a bad seat meant you probably weren’t going to see anything at the show except a cheap beer and some shirtless girls.
And that was fine.
The name of a mighty quintet of St. Louis rockers-nay-dreamers, who dare to dream that they can bring back those heady days of yesteryear. Bring back screaming guitars and killer rock poses! Bring back racks of keyboards and questionable fashions! Bring back ear splitting vocals and soul crushing bass! Bring back senseless drum solos! Bring back lava lamps and black light posters! SuperJam! A blinding beacon of light in a dark world of oppressive monotony…
JOHNNY CHASE IS A DOMINATING FORCE IN THE ST LOUIS ARENA PERFORMING MORE THAN 300 SHOWS A YEAR IN VENUES OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES FROM FULL BAND PERFORMANCES IN STADIUMS, ARENAS, AND LARGE CONCERT VENUES AND CASINOS, TO INTIMATE SOLO ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES AT LOCAL WINERIES, HOTELS, AND BARS….NO STAGE IS TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL FOR JOHNNY CHASE!! YOU ARE SURE TO FIND HIM OUT FOLLOWING HIS PASSION PERFORMING HIS OWN ORIGINAL SONGS ALONG WITH YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST’S SONGS ANY GIVEN DAY OF THE WEEK.
So Grand Polka Band is a polka band from St. Louis, Missouri. The band formed in 2019 as a side project, but soon all it’s members fell in love with polka! The band began appearing around town at breweries and Oktoberfests, and they have been gleefully received by both young and old audiences.
Currently, the band has a summer residency with Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. See the “upcoming shows” page for more information on live performances.
The band is led by accordionist Jess Adkins. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jess began taking accordion lessons at 15 years old. Jess found herself in St. Louis in 2014 to complete a PhD in philosophy. She brought her accordion with and was quickly welcomed into the St. Louis music scene.
Once the covid pandemic began, Jess began writing original polkas and waltzes. This led to her being awarded a 2021-2022 Kranzberg Artist Residency. The band is currently working on writing and recording an album of original music.
Everyone LOVES a happy ending to their week—Playing your favorite 90s/00s alternative rock covers!
The Deutschmeister Brass Band provides musical entertainment and German atmosphere for a wide variety of audiences. Since its founding in 1963, the band has performed at various functions around St. Louis and across the U.S. The band is a subgroup of the German Cultural Society of St. Louis, and is dedicated to preserving the musical tradition of the German and Middle European cultures, while bringing a modern flavor to the traditional German brass band style. With this blending of styles, the band attracts a broader, non-German audience, furthering our goal of spreading German culture through music.
Terry is based in New Braunfels, Texas, home of Wurstfest, just a short drive from both Austin and San Antonio. He comes with many professional credits including a five year stint at Walt Disney’s Epcot Center!
THE 80’S ARE FLYING HIGH AGAIN AND IT AINT NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME.
QUEENS BOULEVARD IS TAKING IT TO THE STREETS WITH A LOADED SIX STRING AND A PRIMAL SCREAM.
THESE BOYS PUMP THEIR YOUTHFUL SWAGGER INTO THE 1980S HIT PARADE.
SEX, DRUGS & ROCK N ROLL AINT JUST FOR THE BOOMERS ANY MORE.
IT’S A WHOLE NEW MILLENNIUM AND THESE POP ROCKERS ARE BRINGING THE PYROMANIA TO PARADISE CITY!
Brasshaufen is a pile (Haufen) of German/Czech brass. Its talented members come from various local polka and brass bands.
They share the love of playing a challenging style of German and Czech music to entertain their audiences at festivals and at parties.
You will hear some of your favorite German and Czech songs as you dance to their wide variety of musical styles.
The Volkstanzgruppe of the German Cultural Society of St. Louis is dedicated to the performance of German folk dancing and culture.
The Volkstanzgruppe consists of young adults ages 35 years old and up. Most of the members are between 35-60 years old. It is a relaxed, yet serious, atmosphere as they learn dances from the different regions of Europe. We would love to have you come and see how much fun it is to dance and be part of our group!
The Youth Group of the German Cultural Society of St. Louis is dedicated to the performance of German folk dancing and culture.
The Jugendgruppe consists of boys and girls ages 13 years old up to 21 years of age. It is a relaxed, yet serious, atmosphere as they learn dances from the different regions of Europe. We would love to have you come and see how much fun it is to dance and be part of our group!
The Wir Tanzen gruppe of the German Cultural Society of St. Louis is dedicated to the performance of German folk dancing and culture.
Wir Tanzen consists of young adults ages 21 & older. It is a relaxed, yet serious, atmosphere as they learn modern German and shuhplattler style dances. We would love to have you come and see how much fun it is to dance and be part of our group!
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