Innovative Live Music Format During a Pandemic
The town of Cranford, NJ is famous for its big Oktoberfest celebration in the center of town, but when the Jaycees, who organize the event, called Music Dept for this year’s event it was clear that with the need for social distancing a new approach was needed. The proceeds from the event benefit the town paramedics, so it was essential to come up with a solution.
Lucky for us, the Jaycees had already put a great plan together. They sold party-packages to individual families throughout the town. The package included German food, Oktoberfest decor, and a 45-minute set of live music! Each house party was limited to a small number of guests and all social-distancing guidelines were observed.
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2-bands split among 8 locations for a Safe and Fun Oktoberfest, Ein Prosit!
We provided two 4-piece Oom-pah German bands to rove from house to house entertaining. Our bandleaders kept a tight schedule and nimble set-up in order to make sure everyone got their entertainment. Playing 8 locations from 4-10pm certainly made for a busy day, but the musicians had so much fun.
We used our two favorite German Oktoberfest Bands, Bebe & the Polkahaus & the Die Schwarzwälder Bub’n (The Black Forest Boys.) Instruments included; Accordion, Tuba, Vocals, Guitar, and Percussion. And, all of the musicians wore traditional Drindl or Lederhosen.
Are you thinking of planning an event, but dealing with the restrictions of the pandemic? Let’s talk and brainstorm some ideas for incorporating entertainment in a fun and safe way.