Thanks to all of you that came out to the Christkindlmarkt. What a great turn out! We had such a good time. It really is a treat for us to get to play holiday music.
You have one more chance to hear the Klaberheads do Christmas. This Friday, December 18, we will be playing all your favorites of the season at the Niederman Family Farm from 7-9pm. We play indoors, and the Niedermans provide free cookies and hot chocolate. What more could you ask for? J We will have some CDs and Klaberhead Christmas ornaments for sale, so if you need a last minute gift for that someone special, look no further!
New Years Eve update: There are only a few rooms left at the Marriott, so if you wanted on overnight package, this would be the last week to reserve your room. However, there are still tickets available for the evening. Contact Erika at 513-218-6017, or go to www.klaberheads.com to get your ticket.
Hope to see you at the Niederman Family Farm! www.niedermanfamilyfarm.com
We hope you are having a day filled with good food, good beer, good desserts, and sharing some Gemuetlichkeit with family and friends. Wait…that sounds a lot like Oktoberfest!
On behalf of all the bandmembers, we sincerely thank you for supporting us throughout the year. Thanks to you, we sold out our 2014 NYE bash. Thanks to you, we sold out of “Night of Big Band” at the Fitton Center, and thanks to you, we sold out our 85th anniversary gala. We appreciate you coming out in the rain, the heat, the cold—and we’ve had it all this year—to come be a part of our show. Some of you even traveled all the way to New Braunfels, Texas, for the Wurstfest! Being able to entertain YOU is what we are truly thankful for!
It’s not too late to get your ticket to our 2015 NYE party at the Hamilton Marriott. But if you’re interested in the package deal, which includes a hotel room, don’t procrastinate. Rooms are almost sold-out, and they predict to be fully sold out in the next 2 weeks!
Please enjoy our drummer, Mark Becknell, singing a classic! Happy Thanksgiving!
|Gettin’ Klabered Tour 2015 - September 16th |
Mother Nature may think she can rain on our Fests, but what she doesn’t realize is that it’s not going to stop people from getting their polka on!
Many thanks to the Klaberheads that came out this past weekend to Vandalia and Springboro. Friday night was an intimate crowd, but man oh man, what fun we had! We had the honor once again of singing “Happy Birthday” to Miss Marie, who turned 93! Marie knows what Festing is all about. She loves to dance the Flieger, sing the old German waltzes, and even dances on the newer Fest songs. I want to be like her when I grow up!! :)
Saturday in Springboro was a blast! The tent was filled with energy, laughter, and beer! Such a fun group to Fest with! A big shout out to Dee and Theresa who made sure the band was taken care of. And let me say, I’ve never experienced a more tasty cabbage roll. It was divine! Thanks, Springboro! You gave us a taste of what we’re expecting this upcoming weekend!
OKTOBERFEST ZINZINNATI!!!!! The countdown is on! If there was ever an opportunity for a German band to feel like rock stars, Cincinnati Oktoberfest on Fountain Square is one of them. Don’t let the crowds keep you from experiencing the largest Fest in America!
Here’s what you do….Friday, come on down early (we perform from 5:30-11:00), grab a table, and enjoy the ambiance of the Square. It will be crowded, but it’s manageable. It’s so fun to people watch, and everyone is having a great time. Now if you’re really ready to party, Saturday night is the night for you. We perform 7:30-11:00, and you’ll feel like you’re at a rock concert. It’s the coolest view to watch thousands of people schunkling, doing the Flieger, and singing E-I-E-I-E-I-O.
If you want to keep it low-key, I suggest Sunday afternoon. We perform on 5th and Main St., 5-9pm. Not as crowded, and definitely a more laid back vibe. So to recap: Friday: TGIF Fest on the Square; Saturday: Oktoberfest on steroids! Sunday: Family Fest Day. Pick your day and come on down. This is one that you’ll want to experience and don’t want to miss!
For us, this is one of the biggest crowds we get to play for, and the energy is contagious! I don’t know who is having more fun—the crowd or the band :)
Also debuting this weekend is our new Klaberhead shirt. It’s a red shirt with a beer mug that takes a quote from one of our new songs on our new CD: “BEER ME”!
See you at the Fest!
What a RAINY and STEAMY weekend! We enjoyed celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hamilton’s Oktoberfest. The rain may have kept some people away, but those that were in attendance were gettin’ their polka on!
It was great to head back north and see our Cleveland friends for the rest of the weekend. We always have such a great time catching up with our friends from the Chardon Polka Band (www.chardonpolkaband.com) and Alex Meixner and the Alex Meixner Band (www.alexmeixner.com). Franz got to sing his duet with Alex, “You Don’t Look German”! We will definitely post this on our website. I’d also like to give a shout out to our friends at Schnitzels and Giggles (www.schnitzelsngiggles.com). This family makes the BEST schnitzels on a stick and they always feed us well! We have enjoyed getting to know them over the past three years. I encourage you to check out all these talented groups and give them a like on their Facebook page.
This weekend we are headed north again, but up I-75, for the Dayton-area leg of our 2015 Tour. Friday we return to the Vandalia Oktoberfest. These people love their polka, but they really love our Chicago songs, too. We’ve made some great friends here, and can’t wait to celebrate with them. Our show starts at 8pm and goes till midnight. Please visit http://vandaliasistercities.org/oktoberfest-information. Admission is $4 per person.
Saturday we return to the 3rd annual Springboro Oktoberfest. This fest was listed on the up and coming list, and we certainly know why. Great food, and a great tent filled with “Gemuetlichkeit!” You will definitely want to check this one out. Admission is $3. For more information, please go to www.oktoberfestspringboro.org.
We hope you are enjoying the pictures and videos on our website and Facebook pages. Thanks for your support. Hope to fest with you this weekend!
See you at the 'Fest!!
Things really get rolling now as we perform at Oktoberfests every weekend from now until October. I plan on keeping you in the loop on a weekly basis, so you’ll know where to Fest!
Many thanks to those of you that came out last Thursday to the Groovin’ on the Green concert at Village Green. Mother Nature was on our side, and we had a great time performing the hits from genres other than German. Of course the highlight was Mayor Miller’s proclamation and the news that Friday, August 21, 2015 was Klaberheads Day in the city of Fairfield! Thanks to all who took advantage of our Klaberheads Day deals in the merchandise store.
This weekend, August 28 and August 30, finds us right in our backyard at the lovely Germania Oktoberfest. Friday night we take the stage from 7-midnight, and Sunday from 6-10pm. This Fest offers everything for the whole family. A playground and rides for the kiddos, some vendor booths for German shopping, and many food choices. And of course, the beer and wine. The spread of food is too many to list, so check out this link! http://germaniasociety.com/oktoberfest/food/
The details for the annual Grand Vacation Raffle that Germania offers as part of its Oktoberfest celebration have also been announced! It will be 9-day land tour of the highlights of Bavaria, starting in Munich and covering Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Rothenburg, Stuttgart, the Black Forest, Friedrichshafen, Oberammergau, and Neuschwanstein. You can bet that I will be buying my ticket!
Admission to the Germania Oktoberfest is $4, 12 and under free. Free admission to active and retired military with current ID card.
This is one of two opportunities to see us in Butler County. We hope we can Fest with you this weekend!
See you at the Fest!