Live German Music

JUST SOME OF THE BANDS TO FEATURE AT THE NASHVILLE OKTOBERFEST

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

Polkawagen

Polkawagen

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).