On Saturday, September 21, 2013, revelers amass along Saint Louis's historic riverfront to kick off the fall with Laclede Landing's Oktoberfest. As live music permeates the air, guests munch on traditional German-style pretzels and fill 1-liter mugs with festive autumnal beers.
Live music fills the air as revelers quaff cold, frothy beer and snack on traditional German food at Soulard Oktoberfest. The action takes place beneath a German-style tent across from the Soulard Market on 7th Street. There, frauleins fill bottomless mugs to flowing from a plethora of taps that minimize the wait in lines. In between mingling with friends, guests can appease their appetites with German pretzels as they listen to live musical acts, including the Dorfrockers and the Steve Ewing Band.
Brew in the Lou is for more than just beer aficionados?the four-hour festival fills Concordia Seminary's Koburg Hall with handcrafted spirits, wine, coffee, and gourmet foods, too. A fundraiser that benefits the Lutheran Elementary School Association, Brew in the Lou will include sips and bites from more than 40 vendors. Guests can also have unlimited refills in a Brew in the Lou commemorative glass while sampling stouts and ales from large national breweries such as Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and Goose Island Beer Co., whose "forward-thinking" new brewer recently spoke with the Groupon Guide. Or, they can keep things local with sips of local suds from Morgan Street Brewery, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Heavy Riff Brewing Company, Excel Brewing, and other St. Louis standards. Stringbean Coffee and Ski Soda will also be offering their refreshments.
Official Brew in the Lou bratwurst from Swiss Meat & Sausage Co. and barbecue meats from BBQ ASAP and Gobble Stop Smokehouse will also be available to pair with drinks. Throughout the afternoon festival, attendees can also peruse crafts made by local artisans and enjoy music from Waterloo German Band.
• For $25, you get a ticket for seating in sections 107–112 (a $49.50 value before fees, or up to a $62.05 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). • For $45, you get a ticket for seating in section 104 or 115 (a $99.50 value before fees, or up to a $113.25 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
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The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.