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live music & polka lessons

Saturday, September, 30th, 2017

Oktoberfest will feature non-stop live music all day and into the night by the Jim Busta Band, The Goodtime Dutchmen and Ten Gallon Hat (Rock Band).

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Jim Busta Band (11 am-3 pm)

The Jim Busta Band is a Czech-German, five-piece polka band with many vocal arrangements.
Their music includes waltzes, polkas, schottisches and foxtrots. For nearly 30 years, the band
has played numerous events and festivals and spent one summer touring Europe.

Click here for a sample of the Jim Busta Band

The Goodtime Dutchmen (3:15 pm-7 pm)

The Goodtime Dutchmen is an award-winning Dutchmen-style band that plays German, Bohemian and Polish styles. The seven-piece Goodtime Dutchmen received the “Horizon Award” and “Band of the Year” from the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame. They have appeared on the nationally-aired “The Today Show.” From waltzes to polkas, foxtrots and schottishes, the Goodtime Dutchmen deliver their music with fun, enthusiasm and they have a goodtime doing it.

Ten Gallon Hat  (7 pm - 10 pm)

Ten Gallon Hat is a popular, local, country rock band which performs favorite songs from artists like Tom Petty, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, and Johnny Cash.  It began in 2011 as a group of four friends set out to play fun, energetic, vocally-charged music at local events and food & drink establishments.  This band always brings it – fun guaranteed! 

  Polka Lessons by Tim Westemeyer & Kathy Hulse (12:30 and 4:30)


Tim and Kathy have been dancing together for eight years, since meeting at a polka dancing event.  They travel around to various polka festivals, entertain at assisted living and long-term care homes around Iowa, and look forward to providing lessons at this year’s Galena Oktoberfest.   Tim is of German descent and is from Dubuque, Iowa, and Kathy is Czechoslovakian and from Duncan, Iowa.  They attended Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany last year, a highlight in their life together.

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