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Oktoberfest This Weekend with Saz's on The Marcus Center Lawn







FREE admission!

Marcus Center Lawn & Peck Pavilion






This weekend the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts together with Saz's Hospitality Group kick off the two-day Oktoberfest celebration on Marcus Center grounds! The event is free and open to the public, featuring authentic German beer, food, live music in the Peck Pavilion, and The Glockenspiel, life-size replica of a cuckoo clock is on display for your enjoyment. 


As a special offer for those attending Oktoberfest, look for coupons for a JERSEY BOYS ticket deal at all bars on the grounds during Oktoberfest!  






German Beer
16oz Take-Home Steins


16 oz. Take-Home Steins of Hofbrau Original & Oktoberfest, Hacker Pschorr Hefe Weiss & Oktoberfest will be available!  




There will also be bottles of Leinenkugel Oktoberfest and Miller Lite, as well as a full bar with wines, mixed drinks and soft drinks.






Friday Sept. 20th
Grounds Open: 4 pm - 10 pm


The Glockenspiel

6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

A life-size replica of a cuckoo clock created by a local German club. The five men who make up the Glockenspiel dance and drink accompanied by a button accordionist.

Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band 

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


In 1942 as a group of friends who loved to play the music of their National origin started the group that has now evolved into a renowned musical organization.
Through it's 75 year history the band has played for U.S. Presidents, on the Washington Mall, multiple tours of Germany and Austria, every Milwaukee Germanfest since 1981 and every Oktoberfest in Old Heidleberg Park since 1969. The band is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band now in its seventh decade celebrates and shares the sound of traditional German music.


Saturday Sept. 21st
Grounds Open: 12:00 noon - 10:00 pm


The Glockenspiel

12:00 pm, 2:00 p.m, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
A life-size replica of a cuckoo clock created by a local German club. The five men who make up the Glockenspiel dance and drink accompanied by a button accordionist

Orvile Konop and the OK Dance Band

1pm - 5pm


The talented musicians of the Orv Konop and the OK Dance Band specialize in German and Czech Polka's and Waltz's. Orv Konop and the OK Dance Band perform throughout Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

The band have been inducted into the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame for Cultural Heritage and Orv was named the 2010 Wisconsin Orchestra Leader of the Year


The Tom Brusky Band

6pm - 10pm


The Tom Brusky band is not a variety band that plays a few polkas, but literally an authentic, third-generation Milwaukee polka band.

They can rile up a crowd with all the beer hall favorites like Roll Out the Barrel, She's Too Fat For Me, and Who Stole the Kishka, or strike golden-ager's sentimental chords with classic waltzes such as Waltz Across Texas and The Blue Skirt Waltz.

The band boasts a repertoire of over 300 polkas and waltzes. They are firmly established in Wisconsin's polka music circuit, and are regularly hired for weddings, Octoberfests, fairs and festivals



Oktoberfest Presented By:


Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

929 N Water Street

Milwaukee, WI 53202
Saz's Hospitality Group

Saz's Hospitality Group

Sazama's Fine Catering at the Marcus Center
Saz's State House
Saz's Catering & Special Events
5539 West State Street

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208





Dinner Specials

Traditional German food and drink will be available for purchase from Saz's Hospitality Group, as well as some of your favorites -  Saz's Signature BBQ Pork and Saz's Festival Famous Mozzarella Marinara!

Friday Fish Fry 

Serving 4 pm - 10 pm 

Enjoy a Traditional Milwaukee Fish Fry! Dinners include haddock, potato pancake, sour cream & chive fries, creamy cole slaw, tartar sauce and lemon. Fish Fry sandwiches also available, including haddock, fries, slaw, tartar and lemon.

state house 

Saturday Spanferkel
Serving 12 noon - 10 pm

Dinner specials will include spit roasted pig with homemade gravy, stuffing, sauerkraut, creamy cole slaw, and a potato pancake. Spanferkel sandwiches also will be available, including spit roasted pork, homemade gravy, cole slaw, and chive fries.  




Delectible Edibles from Saz's Hospitality Group - Sazama's Fine Catering 


Fri. 20th: 4 pm - 10 pm
Sat. 21st: 12 noon - 10 pm 


Saz's Signature Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwiches 

Saz's Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches 

Grilled Jumbo Bratwurst on a Pretzel Roll with Sauerkraut 

All Beef Jumbo Hot Dogs 

Chicken Schnitzel  

Pork Shank mit Sauerkraut 

Saz's Mozzarella Marinara 

Sour Cream & Chive Fries    

Full Service Bar

16oz German Beer Steins 



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