Aaron Dussing & Polka Revolution to perform at BGSU Oktoberfest

Aaron Dussing (Image provided)


The Bowling Green State University German Club and the Department of World Languages and Cultures are hosting an Oktoberfest Polka event Oct. 24 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

This event will be an opportunity to learn about – and dance to – German-American polkas and popular music, played by Aaron Dussing and Polka Revolution.

Dussing formed Polka Revolution in 2010 with two of his high school friends. Ever since his German grandparents introduced him to ethnic music at a young age, he has carried on the musical traditions of his family. He sings in eight languages, specializes in authentic Alpine yodeling, and can play a wide range of 20 different musical instruments, but accordion is his instrument of choice on stage. He is a composer as well, and had his high school band composition performed in Cleveland’s Severance Hall in 2013. He is also a popular international German internet radio personality. Polka Revolution has become an Oktoberfest favorite, having been called to play shows throughout eight states. Though they specialize in German music, they are happy to play other European music and ballroom dance music as well as American standards, jazz and rock.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and a traditional German buffet featuring bratwurst and German potato salad will be served from 6-8 p.m. A cash bar serving soft drinks and beer will also be available. The $10 advance admission fee covers the buffet. Advance tickets may be purchased online at bg-oktoberfest.ticketleap.com. General public tickets will be $15 at the door.