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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.
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T(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.
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 –
(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.