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Appleton’s Octoberfest Announces 2023 Concert Schedule

The festival will feature 16 bands with music starting at 9 a.m.

Appleton’s OctoberfestTM, an event of the Fox Cities Chamber, has released its entertainment schedule for this year’s event on Saturday, September 30. The festival will feature a full day of music representing a wide variety of genres. This year’s lineup includes 16 bands, with new acts and many returning favorites.

“The committee secured a great lineup this year. We’re excited to welcome back some of our favorite returning artists, as well as introduce the Octoberfest crowd to new artists as well.” said Becky Bartoszek, President and CEO of the Fox Cities Chamber. “These performers will do a fantastic job keeping the crowds energized and engaged all day long.”

The music will kick off at 9:00 a.m. in Houdini Plaza with a ceremonial toast and polka music with a twist by Copper Box. Here is the rest of the music lineup:


105.7 WAPL Stage – West End of College Avenue

Positions, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Annex, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Glam Band, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Fox Communities Credit Union | 95.9 KISS FM 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

Appleton Rock School, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Leading the Blind, 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. – 10:30 a.m.

Unity The Band, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

American Platinum, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


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

484 Army Rock Band, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tom Thiel Trio, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Kyle Megna & The Monsoons, 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 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 for block captains and licensed bar managers.

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



Octoberfest is made possible through the support of its sponsors: Presenting sponsor Spaten Oktoberfest, Stage Sponsor Fox Communities Credit Union, Media sponsors 105.7 WAPL, 95.9 KISS FM, 104.3 The Fuse, RAZOR 94.7 | 104.7, WHBY and 95.3 | 99.1 The Score.

Key sponsorships are still available. Email [email protected] for more information or visit business.foxcitieschamber.com/events/details/2023-appleton-s-octoberfest-17789.


About Appleton’s OctoberfestTM

Appleton’s Octoberfest, a program of the Fox Cities Chamber, is a two-day festival in Appleton, Wisconsin. Octoberfest has grown to hosting 200,000 attendees annually, with 100 food booths supporting nonprofit organizations, a large arts and crafts market, and entertainment for all. License to Cruise, a classic car show, kicks off the festival on Friday night. The mission of the first event was the same as it is today, to support local businesses and the Fox Cities’ economy, as well as raise funds for local nonprofits and reinvest in the community. When you attend Octoberfest, you are giving back to the Fox Cities community! For more information and a complete event schedule visit octoberfestonline.org. Follow Octoberfest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.


About Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce

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