Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil to headline at Oktoberfest

Support District 58 schools at Downers Grove Oktoberfest Sept. 13-14

Downers Grove Grade School District 58 invites the community to attend the sixth annual Downers Grove Oktoberfest on Friday, Sept. 13 from 3-11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.! The festival will take place in downtown Downers Grove, in the Forest parking lot just north of the public library. Oktoberfest is hosted by the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58, and all proceeds will benefit District 58. Learn more.

Oktoberfest will feature national headliner Vince Neil on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9:30 p.m. Vince Neil, the legendary front man of Mötley Crüe, is an international superstar, accomplished businessman and heartfelt philanthropist. His unmistakable voice leads some of the greatest rock songs of a generation including “Wild Side,” “Shout at the Devil,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart My Heart,” “Same Ol’ Situation” and many others.  Mötley Crüe’s epic 34‐year run included countless multi‐platinum releases, more than 22 hit singles, 100 million albums sold and dozens of global tours with sold out arenas, inclusive of some of the largest venues in the world.  

In addition to Vince Neil’s performance, Oktoberfest will feature several renowned local bands and an authentic German polka band. Performers include ARRA, North of Eight, Tarra, Tina Messmer-King, Dave & John Acoustics, and Frank K & Company, among many others. View a complete entertainment schedule and more information at www.58foundation.org.

Oktoberfest will offer traditional German fare and beverages, as well as a Kids Zone, kids karaoke, a high school brat-eating contest and a donut-eating contest.

Oktoberfest’s success relies on volunteers! Sign up to volunteer at https://tinyurl.com/Oktoberfest19Volunteer. A number of three-hour volunteer slots are open in registration, set-up, Kids Zone, beverage tent and other areas. Volunteers will receive free admission to the event during their volunteer shift. Oktoberfest also seeks new corporate sponsorships! To learn more about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please click here or visit www.58foundation.org

Oktoberfest celebrates the approaching fall season, while raising money to support District 58 schools.

On Friday (all day) and Saturday before 6 p.m.,Oktoberfest is free for children (ages 0-13 with paying adult), volunteers, active military and veterans with military ID. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens (55+) and teenagers (14-17). The Kids Zone costs $5 for children.

The entry fee will increase to $25 on Saturday after 6 p.m. for all ages, and all Saturday evening general admission tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no re-entry granted after 6 p.m.

Want to get closer to the action? Buy VIP tickets for the Vince Neil show! VIP tickets cost $50 and include a VIP entrance, a special VIP area in front of the stage and Vince Neil swag. Purchase VIP tickets online at www.58foundation.org

Please direct Oktoberfest questions to Janet Alikpala, Education Foundation president, at 312-217-4369 or janet@alikpala.com.