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The Express Band – Southern California’s Premiere German Band


The Express Band is Southern California’s top German band. They are seasoned entertainers who perform throughout Southern California’s German hot spots. Drawing crowds wherever they perform, The Express have been playing at Big Bear’s Oktoberfest for more than three decades (!) and truly have become the festival’s favorite!  The Express will perform Opening Weekend, Sept. 9 & 10.


THREE bands direct from Germany!!!  Click on the links below to visit each band’s website.  Warning:  The sites might be in German (except for the pictures) and you’ll need your favorite page translator to read them.  Just Google “page translation” to find some choices.


Mats’s Infinity


Mats’s Infinity is one of Southern Germany’s newest festival bands.  These 6 musicians‘ combined experience makes for a unique mix of traditional and newer German music.  Expect to hear all the regular Oktoberfest favorites, as well as some pieces that will sure to become favorites.  Mats’s Infinity will perform Sept. 16 & 17 and Sept. 23 & 24.



The Goldeisen


The Goldeisen Band hails from Bavaria and will perform with nine musicians September 30 & Oct. 1 and Oct. 6, 7 & 8.  A favorite in Southern Germany, the Goldeisen have two Oktoberfest hits that were nominated for the Best Oktoberfest Hits CD produced annually by the Munich Oktoberfest.



The Aalbachtal-Express


The Aalbachtal-Express also hails from Southern Germany and will be performing Oct. 14 & 15 and Oct. 21 & 22.   A crowd favorite in Germany and now at the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, the Aalbachtal join the fun for the third year.  This year the band will be performing with 12 members – the largest band to perform at the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest to-date!   Playing at festivals and fairs throughout all of Europe, Aalbachtal-Express have performed to millions of fans since they began playing together 38 years ago.


As you can see, it’ll be a very exciting year! So make your plans now to join us!