VIP tickets include exclusive indoor access, free appetizers and beer all day, and limited release merchandise.
General tickets include outdoor access to food trucks, beer, merch, and vendor booths.
Run Westy Run was one of the great Twin Cities bands of the 80s, but decades later, in retrospect, they tend to get lost in the glare of an effervescent Minnesota music scene that at the time had no shortage of bright lights: The Replacements, Husker Du, Soul Asylum, The Jayhawks, Prince, Flyte Tyme, plus countless other sparkling contenders, many now lost to the sands of time. Run Westy Run was formed in 1984 by 3 brothers from St. Louis Park, MN – Kirk, Kyle and Kraig Johnson – along with Terry Fisher and Bob Joslyn, and were named after a 1966 children’s book of the same name.
The “Westies”, as they soon became known, started out as an intensely chaotic, Stooge-y hard rock band, but later evolved into a hard-to-define amalgam of indie, rock, roots, punk and funk, driven by a ferocious, lusty energy that infected any audience they came into contact with at one legendary live show after another. The Westies have released 3 studio LPs along with a handful of singles and EPs over the years – and there are at least a few albums worth of material that got lost along the way – but their enduring legacy is a well-earned reputation as one of finest live bands to ever come out of the Land of 10000 Bands.
Check out their music here.
Since forming in 2016, The Bad Man has built a reputation as one of Minneapolis’ hardest working bands, steadily performing live with pure energy and relentless adrenaline.
Fronted by singer Peter Memorich—one of the Twins Cities’ “most dynamic and devilish rock ’n’ roll frontmen” (Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune)—The Bad Man is driven by Patrick Davis’ mad-scientist guitar work, the stomp of Warren “The Dog” Peterson’s bass, Ben Hintz’ jumping-jack sax, and Joe Ramm’s rocksteady backbeat.
The Bad Man’s two albums — Aint Clean (2017) and Laughing With Bad Teeth (2018) — stay true to the band’s pub rock roots while reflecting their circus of influences. The music is unabashedly undefined — firmly anchored in a wealth of rock-and-roll sweat, yet delivering a brand new strut that’s uninhibited and addictively electric.
Named a Best New Band of 2017 by First Avenue, and City Pages Picked to Click finalist in 2018, The Bad Man is best known for their unpredictable, loud, and rowdy performances. Throughout their career, they’ve headlined many of the Twin Cities’ premier clubs and festivals as well as shared stages with major acts, including Superchunk, Foster The People, and Soul Asylum.
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Kiss the Tiger pounced onto the Twin Cities’ music scene in late-2016 and have been making big waves ever since. Inspired by the sounds and energy of The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, and Patti Smith, Kiss the Tiger has breathed new life into 21st century rock and roll. In February of 2017 Kiss the Tiger were the runner-up in Star Tribune’s ‘Are You Local?’ Best New Band competition. Shortly after they recorded their EP, “Elliot Park” which was released in November of 2017. The music video for “Starting to See You” off of “Elliot Park” was named one of
Minnesota’s Best Music Videos of 2018 by 89.3 The Current.
In 2019 Kiss the Tiger released their sophomore album “Let Me Bleed”. They were recognized that year as a “Picked to Click” band by City Pages, an end-of-year round up of the best local bands voted on by their peers. That same year they headlined the Star Tribune stage at the Basilica Block Party, the largest outdoor musical festival in Minneapolis drawing around 25,000 attendees. The Current included their music video for “Bad Boy” off of “Let Me Bleed” in their Best Minnesota Music Videos of 2019.
“Vicious Kid”, released June 3rd, 2021, marks Kiss the Tiger’s 3rd full-length LP, and 2nd full-length studio album. So far, it has received favorable attention locally and abroad. Star Tribune named “Vicious Kid” one of the Best Minnesota Albums of 2021 so far. Their song “Hold On To Love” off of the new album has held the #1 spot on 89.3 The Current’s Chart Show for the past 7 weeks.
Maudlin writes songs about the human experience and things that go “bump” in the night. This power trio will hook you with one listen.
Lead by David and Priscilla Priebe, the duo have a long history of contrasting the dark undertones of their lyrics with vibrant and intense performances and music the is both catchy and edgy. Radio’s Barb Abney describes them as “the Pixies married Weezer and their kids had a Sunday Real Estate cover band.”
The group has been hailed by the fringe as long as they’ve been writing songs and have graced hundreds of stages including Summerfest, CMJ, MWMF, The UMS, Mpls Zombie Pub Crawl, the MN State Fair, First Avenue’s main room, Red Gorilla Festival, and a subversively comical appearance at the 2008 Republican National Convention in their hometown of St. Paul. Both of the band’s commercial releases charted for weeks on CMJ stations all over the country, the group has made countless radio and television appearances and was featured in a Target/Mabeline commercial.
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Cole Allen, critically acclaimed solo artist and guitarist for the Sena Ehrhardt Band, is without a doubt one of the most exciting up-and-coming singer/guitarist/songwriters of contemporary blues and rock music.
Allen was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN in a home where music was always playing. He explains, “That’s certainly why I love so many different styles of music. My dad was always playing ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimi Hendrix whereas my mom would listen to Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder.” Cole’s father Mark, an accomplished guitarist in his own right, would let Cole tag along to his gigs at an early age. At age 13, Allen received a guitar for his birthday and started a band of his own only a year later. In the decade that followed, the Cole Allen Band toured extensively throughout the Midwest and notably opened for Bret Michaels, LA Guns, Bobby Rush, Corey Stevens, and John Mayall.
Cole Allen’s songwriting, described by many as mature well beyond his years, and masterful guitar playing was showcased on his debut 2012 EP “Headed For Hollywood.” The blues rock scene took notice. “Cole embodies the definition of a unique talent with the major ‘It’ factor that can’t be bought, taught or obtained in any manner other than simply being born with a musical gift that touches his fans deep in their hearts and souls.” (Legendary Rock Interviews)
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September 24th and 25th at Luce Line Brewing – 12901 16th Ave N, Plymouth MN 55441
Friday doors open at 4pm
Saturday doors open at 12pm
All ages are welcome. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Beer tickets are $7 each or 4 tickets for $25.
Either! All beer will be ordered via tickets, food trucks accept both cash and credit card.
Nope. Keep your pooches at home please. This isn’t a dog-friendly event.
Vendors will be announced soon.
The taproom is VIP only. If you have GA tickets expect to be 100% outdoors.
Yes, everyone attending requires their own ticket
No thank you! We will have plenty of food and beverage options.
Food trucks will be announced soon.
You will need one of the following government issued photo IDs to enter the festival: State Driver’s License, State ID, Valid Passport, or Valid Military ID. Those under 21 or without an ID will be stamped and not allowed to be served alcohol.
We highly recommend taking a cab/lyft/uber as parking is limited. There will be parking available in the TCF lot on Country Road 6. Look for parking attendant to show you where to park and then hop on a shuttle or walk over via the Luce Line trail. Look for a parking attendant from Bikes4Kids- they will direct you to the shuttles, or to the Luce Line Trail if you prefer (which is a 1/3 of a mile walk from the parking area). If you would like your first beer free…bring a gently used bike to donate to Bikes4Kids, and they will present you with a token for the beer of your choice at the event (one free beer per person- token has no cash value)!
No, there will be no crowler sales 9/24 or 9/25.
By attending Oktoberfest, you agree and understand that Luce Line Brewing has the right to take photos of attendees and vendors in the festival grounds for use in marketing, social media, and other promotional situations.