- Oktoberfest -

Art & Music

- Presented by Maiden Alley Cinema -

2019 Maiden Alley Oktoberfest MUSIC LINEUP!!!!      


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Every year we make sure and book some truly unique musical acts and invite local and regional artists that will enhance your Maiden Alley Oktoberfest experience.  The 2019 music lineup is being crafted in the coming months and will include local/regional and national musicians who have rocked the Music @ MAC (live music series at Maiden Alley Cinema) stage on several occasions with some new acts sprinkled in.  Below you will find our featured artists from Oktoberfest 2018.

With us from the very first Maiden Alley Oktoberfest in 2011, the Solid Rock'it Boosters always offer up awesome and "dance friendly" sets.  You know you love kicking up your dirndl to their brand of music! And they always have an amazing array of musical guests sitting in on a couple sets!

The Mourning Glories are a Netherlands based female trio, with members from The United States, Canada and France. They sing intricate harmonies in a sultry style. Switching up instruments and hardware, they yodel fearlessly, harmonize murder ballads and old time blues... The Mourning Glories have conjured up a variety of material that has been known to swoon or haunt.

The Wheelhouse Rousters draw not only their moniker and musical style from the river and its industry, but also their ebb and flow of energy. Focusing on roustabout music of the Ohio River Valley collected by Mary Wheeler, the Rousters share the sounds of the American inland waterways.  Having performed with various artists upon notable boats, like the Delta Queen, Queen of the Mississippi, America, River Barge Explorer, Belle of Louisville, and the Spirit of Peoria, the members of the Wheelhouse Rousters have also opened for such acts as Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, Shooter Jennings, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Billy Strings, and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper.

Black Eyed Susans is the culmination of three distinct songwriters from Murray, KY: Melanie Davis, Kayla Little, and Stephanie Ray. Similar to their wildflower namesake, the unique trio provides charm and a sense of familiarity to any backdrop. The group navigates through folk, jazz standards, 60s doo-wop, pop, classic rock, and a capella with grace and three-part harmony. All multi-instrumentalists, the Susans trade instruments throughout their performances, switching between acoustic and electric guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, and percussion. The individual songs each woman brings to the group span a wide spectrum of subjects and styles. From 19th and 20th century poetry, to age-old USMC sayings, to religion, to love, to heartache, and everything in between - the Black Eyed Susans’ music is simultaneously recognizable and incomparable. 

Mary James, youngest of six children, was born in Geneva, Alabama, though her family lived in Florida, a couple miles below the Alabama line. Her mom (author, Jean James) and dad (WWII veteran, William James) lived a very nomadic lifestyle. On one occasion they packed up the family (Mary was four at the time) and moved from Florida to North Minnesota, near the Canadian border, to rough it in the wilds.

Made up of drums-Stephen Keith, guitar-Jacob Mccallon, guitar-David Cox and bass-Travis Russel, Art Thieves  began in 2015 as  a post-rock/heavy metal outfit from Paducah, Kentucky.  They idea behind the instrumental aspect of the project is that Art Thieves finds the lack of vocals allows for a more emotional connection to a crowd through pure music.

Fate McAfee began writing original music at the age of 20, recorded his first full length studio album at 22 and has played small festivals and coffee shops and dive bars everywhere from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippe River, from the streets of New Orleans to theaters in Kentucky. He is from West Tennessee originally and typically plays solo, but collaborated with several talented musicians for his debut album "Little Bill and the Late Fees," recorded in Paducah, Kentucky, where he currently resides.


On Broadway we added a plumped up art vendor area with 15+ art vendors ranging from screen-printing to jewelry to local florists making traditional flower crowns. 

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The art vendor area will be FREE and open to the public so you don't have to have an Oktoberfest ticket to enjoy a walk down Broadway to see the creativity in our region.