Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push Band return to Owosso, Michigan to play both days of OKT2018!

New this year: Saturday, Oktober 13th from Noon to 4:00 p.m., we welcome Ein Prosit to the main stage! Ein Prosit, “the band that only plays happy music”, is a group of musicians from MI, IN and IL who enjoy playing and entertaining with a variety of German, Austrian and Bavarian “Oktoberfest” style folk music! The band was founded in 2002 and currently has a roster of 60+ musicians, usually playing with a band of 35.

Ein Prosit’s active schedule includes festivals, private parties and community events throughout the year. Members of the band dress in traditional German trachten and strive to preserve the rich German musical heritage! The bands’ repertoire includes polkas, waltzes, sectional features, solos, audience participation pieces and sing-alongs; entertainment for the entire family!

The band has the traditional German “Festival Band” instrumentation and also includes accordion and cowbells. A very special feature of the group is their 10 member Alphorn Section, Alphorngrupppe “Alpentraum” who are featured at all Ein Prosit events.

OKT 2018 Music Line-Up:

Friday, Oktober 12th
5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push alternating with DynaBrass of Toledo, OH

Saturday, Oktober 13th
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Ein Prosit – 35 piece German Band
5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push alternating with Gerry Kaminski’s Polka Network



Oktoberfest 2018 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 12th

3:00 – 11:00 p.m.                        Vendor Food Service/Biergarten Tent Open

3:00 p.m.                                       Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg – State Rep Ben Frederick

6:30 p.m.                                       “The Beer Run” 5K Walk/Run

7:15 p.m.                                        Awards Ceremony for The Beer Run

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                   St Julian Wine Tasting Party in Biergarten

5:00 – 11:00 p.m.                        Live Music by Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push with                                                             DynaBrass of Toledo, OH

Saturday, October 13th

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                   Downtown Owosso Farmers Market

10:00 a.m. until finished            Shiawassee Family YMCA 3 on 3 Basketball

11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.                 Vendor Food Service

11:10 – 3:30 p.m.                           LikeWater CrossFit Competition, Middle School Grounds

High Noon                                    Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg – Mayor Chris Eveleth

Noon – 11:00 p.m.                        Biergarten Tent Open

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.                            Children’s Activities: Bounce houses, Pumpkin Carving,                                                                Pumpkin Bowling

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.                            “Ein Prosit” – A 35-piece German Band performance

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.                             Happy Hour – Buy One Get One Free Armbands

3:30 p.m.                                          Polka Lessons in Main Tent with Joe & Sue Oginsky

5:00 p.m. – 11 p.m.                        Music, by Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push/Gerry                                                                   Kaminski’s Polka Network of Grand Rapids, MI

8:00 p.m.                                         Beer Stein Endurance Contest