Cleveland Oktoberfest was another hot one this year– but the crowds were awesome as always. Even on Monday, in record heat, people were up and dancing– though they even let us play a few waltzes!! Thanks again everyone– looking forward to being back in Cleveland in December at the Maennerchor on the 12th— tickets are on sale now. (and there’s a very good chance we’ll be adding a 2nd day of performances on Sunday!)
In the meantime, we headed west out of Ohio– drove through a lot of rain in the ol’ polka van and arrived late at night in Choctaw, OK. Looking forward to the Choctaw Oktoberfest starting for us today and going through Saturday. This is the first time I’m ever playing in Oklahoma, so I hope we get a good reception here. There’s supposed to be a few Texas people showing up as well– so hopefully they’re priming the crowd for us!
Finally on Sunday- we’ll be in Sugar Creek, MO. The boys and I always enjoy Sugar Creek Slavic Festival- so the organizers are putting on a little Slavtoberfest as we’re passing through heading back to the east coast. There are still a few tickets available, so get them now so we have a full house to entertain! Of course we’ll be ready to play some kolos, in addition to some German Oktoberfest music and who knows what else could show up?!?
Then… comes the Northeast…. PA, NJ, NY…..Central Park and Oompah Fest!