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Alpine Music Fest is Sunday in Frankfort

Updated: September 16, 2014 6:39AM



The German-American Heritage Center in Frankfort is hosting its fifth annual Alpine Music Fest on Sunday.

The event will feature a 30-piece brass band from Germany, called Blaskapelle Gemmingen. The band will perform traditional music from the Alpine region most of the day, starting at 2 p.m., according to Stephanie Kush, the festival’s spokeswoman.

This fest will begin at 1 p.m. at the center’s grounds, 25249 Center Road. Food vendors will serve bratwurst and other foods from the region. People who like the Heritage Center on Facebook will receive a coupon for a free bratwurst, Kush said.

Tickets cost $15 for adults 18 and over, and children are free. In addition to food and music, merchandise will be available for purchase and there will be beer native to the Alpine region.

The event differs from the center’s Oktoberfest held in September because it highlights the mountainous cultures of the Alpine region and includes Austrian and Swiss cultures as well.

“You won’t really see something like that at our German Oktoberfest,” Kush said.

Alpine Music Fest began as the Heritage Center’s summer picnic. In past years, the festival has drawn about an average of 350, but center officials expect a bigger turnout Sunday because of greater publicity through social media.



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