Music achieves its full emotional effect only when performed live, just as great literature becomes comprehensible only when screamed aloud in a crowded subway train. Enjoy public performance with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one VIP ticket to Los Angeles Oktoberfest (a $100 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Saturday, October 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Olympic Boulevard
- Saturday, October 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Hollywood Boulevard
- Sunday, October 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Hollywood Boulevard
A VIP ticket includes:
- Admission to the event 30 minutes prior to the standard start-time
- A one-liter glass stein
- Unlimited refills of your one-liter stein
- Access to a special VIP beer stein refilling station
Los Angeles Oktoberfest transports revelers to Bavarian burghs with a flood of German cuisine, wines, specialty brews and live entertainment, with net proceeds benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Throughout each Saturday gathering, guests nosh bratwurst and giant pretzels ($5 each) before washing them down with suds from a trove of different sponsors, including Samuel Adams and the Bavarian Innstadt. Victors of each day's silent auction emerge with prizes such as celebrity dinners and Lakers tickets, and contestants in stein-holding contests attract glory by holding mugs with a grip tighter than lederhosen on a grizzly bear. After warming up voice-boxes with sing-alongs led by Bavarian bands, October 1 fest-goers can jam to main act Ray Bandini Revue, whose four female lead singers belt out an eclectic lineup of cover tunes from Motown and classic rock. October 22 guests tap toes to rock band Second Thought's blend of smooth guitar, sensual saxophone, and distorted electric alpenhorn.
Los Angeles Oktoberfest
Los Angeles Oktoberfest invites visitors to celebrate the changing seasons with two days of traditional Bavarian revelry. Hosted by Bob Guiney from ABC's The Bachelor, the festival invites attendees to fill their glass steins with any of the 19 available German beers and purchase hearty platefuls of bratwurst, giant pretzels, and strudel. Live bands lead traditional, sing-along drinking tunes, a Bavarian dance group performs for joyous audiences, and a strolling accordionist weaves through the crowds while playing familiar German melodies. In addition to bidding on sports memorabilia at the silent-auction table, patrons can also test their arm strength by competing in the stein-holding competition, which rewards the winners with lifetime admission to the Los Angeles Oktoberfest and a brand new pair of steel biceps to replace the old, used-up ones.