Bands

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Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest 2014 Entertainment Schedule

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
4:00 – 7:30 pm Yodel Blitz
8:00 – 11:00 pm Prost

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
1:00 – 3:30 pm Bayou Bavarians
4:00 – 7:30 pm Yodel Blitz
7:00 – 10:00pm Der Guten Tag Hop Cloppers (in Exhibition Hall)
8:00 – 11:00 pm The Brats

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
4:00 – 7:30 pm Das Ist Lustig
8:00 – 11:00 pm Prost

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
1:00 – 3:30 pm Der Guten Tag Hop Cloppers
4:00 – 7:30 pm Das Ist Lustig
7:00 – 10:00pm Dixie Hopfkapelle (in Exhibition Hall)
8:00 – 11:00 pm Brats

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
4:00 – 7:30 pm Bayou Bavarians
8:00 – 11:00 pm Prost

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
2:00 – 3:30 pm Pfister Sisters
4:00 – 7:30 pm Prost
8:00 – 11:00 pm The Brats

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HIGHLIGHTS

Yodel Blitz – professional band from Austin Texas – first weekend afternoons

Das Ist Lustig – professional band from Houston, Texas – second weekend afternoons

Prost – excellent local traditional German band – center stage Fridays

The Brats – high energy progressive German band – center stage Saturdays

The Pfister Sisters – world renown traditional jazz vocal trio – – third Saturday 2pm

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THE BANDS (full bio)

Yodel Blitz (Oct 10, 11) – first weekend feature band

From Austin Texas, the band is fronted by Lorelei und Schatzi, who have been described as the German equivalent to the Smothers Brothers. The difference is…that they are female, and they specialize in German folk music showcasing yodeling, singing, folk instruments like the Austrian cowbells, and other unusual instruments.

Das Ist Lustig (Oct 17,18) – second weekend feature band

A wonderful, professional touring group from Houston, Texas. This is a lively, interactive ensemble, with yodeling, sing-alongs, folk dancing, and a little organized chaos. Expect all sorts of traditional instruments: accordion, autoharp, tuned cowbells, Bavarian xylophone, Alphorn and singing saw. Come early to the fest and don’t miss this very special performance.

Prost (Oct 10, 17, 24, 25) – center stage each Friday night

Follow the travelling Tuba through the crowd. Chicken Dance when Eddie comes to the mike. Polkas, marches, waltzes, and all the favorite Haus traditions. Enthusiasm and fine musicians are the hallmark of this local German band.

The Brats (Oct 11,18,25) – center stage each Saturday night

This high energy group of young New Orleans musicians work tirelessly to produce traditional German tunes, along side reinterpretation of songs such as the crowd favorite Lady Gaga’s Bad Polka Romance. Their progressive take on traditional polka is nothing short of pure lucid entertainment. Since 2010, an Oktoberfest favorite.

The Pfister Sisters (Oct 25) – special guest performance, third Saturday afternoon

Since 1979, the Pfister Sisters have been bringing traditional jazz from New Orleans to the world. Neither Pfisters nor Sisters, they carry on the legacy of innovative jazz vocal harmony begun by New Orleans’ own Boswell Sisters in 1925. The “sisters” have toured the US and Europe, performing in venues as diverse as Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Ascona Jazz Festival and Angola State Penitentiary as well as having played themselves in an episode of the HBO series, TREME.

Bayou Bavarians (Oct 11, 18, 24) – good ole’ Geman music

The Bavarians return to the fest with all the German tunes. Leader Eric is an active member of the Deutsches Haus, often entertaining for other functions at the Haus throughout the year.

Der Guten Tag Hop Cloppers (Oct 11, 18) – two Saturdays – Exhibition Hall

A German band with lots of new charts for traditional and not so traditional German songs. Dennis has assembled some fine professionals to perform his concept for our entertainment.

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THE BANDS (brief bio)

Yodel Blitz (Oct 10, 11) – first weekend feature band
From Austin Texas, featuring Lorelei und Schatzi performing German folk music with yodeling, singing, folk instruments, and a good dose of comedy.

Das Ist Lustig (Oct 17,18) – second weekend feature band
From Houston, Texas – a lively, interactive ensemble, with yodeling, sing-alongs, folk dancing, a wide range of traditional instruments, and a little organized chaos..

Prost (Oct 10, 17, 24, 25) – center stage each Friday night
Polkas, marches, waltzes, and all the favorite Haus traditions. Enthusiasm and fine musicians are the hallmark of this local German band.

The Brats (Oct 11,18,25) – center stage each Saturday night
A wildly popular progressive take on traditional polka and German music, produced by a high energy group of young New Orleans musicians. Since 2010, an Oktoberfest favorite.

The Pfister Sisters (Oct 25) – special guest performance, third Saturday afternoon
The Pfister Sisters have toured the US and Europe. Neither Pfisters nor sisters, their style honors the innovative jazz vocal harmonies of New Orleans’ own Boswell Sisters.

Bayou Bavarians (Oct 11, 18, 24) – good ole’ Geman music
The Bavarians return to the fest with all the German tunes. Leader Eric is an active member of the Deutsches Haus.

Der Guten Tag Hop Cloppers (Oct 11,18) – good ole’ Geman music
A German band with lots of new charts for traditional and not so traditional German songs.

Dixie Hopfkapelle (Oct 18) – good ole’ German music
The heritage of this band goes back many years at the old Deutsches Haus. Polkas, waltzes, marches, and the Chicken Dance. Great for all the traditions.