Live German Music

THURSDAY – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10th-13th, 2019

Chardon Polka Band

The Chardon Polka Band, from Cleveland Ohio, takes polka to the next level with their high energy, no holds barred take on the genre. The band brings classic polka music to a modern generation and mixes in pop favorites from the last 30 years. The Chardon Polka Band has been featured on REELZ, The Travel Channel, ESPN, and HG-TV.

The Klaberheads

The Franz Klaber Orchestra is Hamilton, Ohio’s oldest band.. The original Franz Klaber Orchestra was founded in 1930 and led by Franz Klaber, a German immigrant from the Saxony region of Germany. Franz Jr took over the band and under his leadership, the band affectionately became known as the Klaberheads. The fourth generation of Klabers are making their mark as well. Erika’s daughter, Emily Muench, performs regularly with the band. The Klaberheads have not only kept a family tradition alive, but have helped keep German Heritage alive



A curious amalgam of traditional and modern sounds, Polkawagen delivers Bohemian, German and USA folk, pop and novelty music in a hybrid vehicle of Slovenian and Dutchmen style polkas and waltzes.

The band is lead by Bart Elliott (drums, percussion, glockenspiel, melodica and vocals), joined by his wife, Liesa Renè (accordion and vocals), and Kurt Heinecke (trumpet, baritone, tuba, penny whistle, keyboards and vocals).

The OomPahsters

Elegance & Decorum, that’s the New York Philharmonic. Polkas, Waltzes, Chicken Dance, Cute Gals, Men with Knobby Knees in Short Pants, that’s The Oom-Pahsters! Polkas, Waltzes, Jazz, Country. Rock, this is a Polka and Variety Band which will liven up any event with their fun loving spirit, great music and vocals, costumes, and family friendly comedy. A 4 or 5-piece entertaining Polka and Variety Band with instrumentation of Piano/Keyboard Bass, Clarinet/Sax, Guitar, Drums, and great vocals. Fifth piece.. add Accordion, Trombone, Trumpet or Plectrum Banjo…depending on event and client choice. Folks enjoy dancing to a great repertoire of tunes Special Requests…if they don’t know it, they will learn it for your event. The group is able to stroll or perform as a stage performance wearing German attire and Spontaneous Smiles.


A traditional Bavarian/Slovenian/Austrian polka party band, performing a wide assortment of polkas and waltzes from numerous European countries such as Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Slovakia.