Aalbachtal Express, Doo Wah Riders Star at Big Bear Oktoberfest

Big Bear Oktoberfest German BandNext-to-last weekend of 2016 Big Bear Oktoberfest on October 22-23 features the terrific Aalbachtal Express Band from Germany inside and nationally renowned Doo Wah Riders outside.

Aalbahtal Express is one of the most entertaining bands ever to take the Big Bear Oktoberfest stage. The 11-piece band features solid horn section and great vocals, playing everything from traditional Oktoberfest favorites American classic rock standards like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” Truly something for every musical taste! This is the last of the band’s two weekends so don’t miss the chance to catch these great entertainers live.

The past couple years have seen the Doo Wah Riders on the Spaten Stage and the nationally-renowned country western band  is back Saturday, Oct. 22. For over 35 years the Doo Wah Riders have played “high energy country with a Cajun twist” around the country, appearing in concert with Garth Brooks, George Strait, Alabama, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Brooks and Dunn, Willie Nelson among others. The list also includes Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Lone Star, Randy Travis and the Oak Ridge Boys and ranges from John Denver to Joan Jett.

Spaten Stage at Big Bear OktoberfestThe Doo Wah Riders recorded with Bryon Berline on his Grammy-nominated CD “Fiddle and a Song” and the band appeared in the movie “Basic Instinct,” playing their original song “Glowing in the Ashes” and appeared on TNN’s “Prime Time Country” as well as the prime time Dick Clark television production “Will You Marry Me?”  A medley of classic western songs is a Doo Wah Riders staple. Dancing just feet away from this famous band on the Spaten Stage is an experience in itself.

Big Bear Oktoberfest concludes Saturday, Oct. 29 with the annual “German Spooktacular” with costume contest featuring large cash purse. Main stage features longtime favorites The Express Band, which opened 2016 Oktoberfest and also will close it.

For tickets call (909) 585-3000 or visit www.bigbearevents.com.


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