2017 Entertainers

Dance the night away at Oktoberfest 2017!
We are thrilled to have The Alpen Plattlers joining us again at this years’ celebrations and excited to welcome first time performers Gypsy & The Rose to the 8th Annual Penticton Oktoberfest

The Alpen Plattlers
An enthusiastic group who enjoy German Bavarian Schuhplattler dance based in Vancouver Canada. Many of the members have been dancing since childhood having toured Germany and Austria in 2000 and 2005. Members drive to keep Schuhplattler dance alive and have fun doing it. While what brings us together is dance, we are also a social group who enjoy doing activities together.

Schuhplattler is a traditional style of dance from the alpine regions of Germany and Austria. Schuhplattler is best known for the dancing where men wear lederhosen and hit their legs, feet (and sometimes each other) in time with the music. Many dances tell a story of alpine life and often involve a bit of mischief. Women dance in their dirndl costumes adding their part to the story. See Schuhplattler to learn more.

Gypsy & The Rose
Gypsy & The Rose based out of Chestermere Alberta, are a very versatile group that offers a variety of well played music. They feel at home with every audience size, be it a party of 2000 people on the Stampede grounds or walking around and playing/singing acoustically for an eggnog breakfast for diplomats in Taipei, Taiwan.

Rene and Candie Schmidt are Gypsy and the Rose and perform as a duo, trio or full band adding members based on a client’s needs and budget.

Their musical careers have taken them around the world and back again to reside and work in Chestermere, AB where they both teach music and continue to perform at various corporate functions, casinos and clubs throughout Alberta. They have two CD’s of original music to their credit, “The Dine-o-mite Café” and self titled “Gypsy & the Rose”, both of which received radio airplay here in Canada and in Europe as well as two supporting music videos that received rotation on CMT. Gypsy & the Rose offers audiences a variety of well played music and we’re sure that you’ll agree, they are a solid package – one that people keep asking for again and again.