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Appleton’s OctoberfestTM Announces 2024 Concert Schedule

The festival will feature 15 bands with music starting at 9 a.m.

Appleton’s OctoberfestTM, an event of the Fox Cities Chamber, is proud to release the entertainment lineup for the annual festival on Saturday, September 28, 2024. The festival will feature a full day of music representing a wide variety of genres, including rock, oldies, indie, American, 90s hip-hop, blues, and polka. This year’s lineup includes 15 bands, including new acts and many returning favorites.

“Our committee has been hard at work to plan the celebration of this year’s Appleton’s Octoberfest event,” said Paul Shrode, Chair of Appleton’s Octoberfest event. “We have hand-selected a great mix of bands, both returning favorites and a few first-time performers for this event. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy.”

The music will kick off at 9:00 a.m. in Houdini Plaza with a ceremonial toast and traditional polka music by Copper Box.

105.7 WAPL Stage – West End of College Avenue

  • Bad Habitz | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Annex | 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • The Glam Band | 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

95.9 KISS FM | Fox Communities Credit Union Stage – College Avenue and Division Street

  • SkaBilly Circus | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Road Trip | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Too Hype Crew | 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

RAZOR 94.7 | 104.7 Stage – College Avenue and Superior Street

  • Leading The Blind | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Warden | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Krestfall | 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

104.3 The Fuse Stage – Houdini Plaza

  • Copper Box | 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Appleton Rock School | 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Steem | 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHBY and 95.3 | 99.1 The Score Stage – College Avenue and Morrison Street

  • Tom Thiel Trio | 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Verona Grove | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • The Cool Waters Band | 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Event Volunteers Needed

With the event drawing near, the committee is actively searching for volunteers for the festival.

Every year, Appleton’s Octoberfest relies on the generosity of more than 800 event volunteers who help sell wristbands, work as bartenders, block captains, and staff 100 nonprofit food booths. The most critical volunteer needs are the late afternoon bartending shifts, block captains, and licensed bar managers.

Those interested should visit octoberfestonline.org for more information and to sign up.

About Appleton’s OctoberfestTM:

Appleton’s OctoberfestTM is a two-day festival in Appleton, Wisconsin, that started in 1981. Held on the fourth weekend of September, the festival is a celebration of food, fun and philanthropy. The mission of the first event was the same as it is today, to serve as a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations and support local small businesses. The event has grown to host 200,000 attendees annually, has 100 food booths supporting nonprofit organizations, arts and crafts, and entertainment for all. Funds raised from sponsorship and beverage sales are used for the competitive grant program that provides funding to nonprofits year-round. For more information and a complete event schedule visit octoberfestonline.org. Follow @WIOctoberfest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest news and updates. #AppletonOctoberfest

About the Fox Cities Chamber:

The Fox Cities Chamber captures the energy of one of Wisconsin’s most dynamic regions and transforms it into innovative programs and services for its business members. The Chamber serves all of the Fox Cities communities within the counties of Outagamie, Calumet, and northern Winnebago, and plays a leadership role in regional economic development efforts in Northeastern Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.foxcitieschamber.com.