The Akron Symphony Guild will hold Oktoberfest 2018 on Friday, October 12, at 6 p.m. at the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company at 529 Grant Street. Guests will be able to taste Thirsty Dog’s renowned brews and feast on traditional German foods, while enjoying German-themed music by the Akron Symphony’s Steve Ostrow, a versatile musician on violin and horn.
Oktoberfest will have a silent auction for sumptuous themed baskets. Party-goers can also purchase raffle tickets to win a ’Barrow of Booze, an overflowing wheelbarrow and its contents of liquor, wine, beer and party supplies. The raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 tickets for $25. Tickets will also be pre-sold by Akron Symphony Guild members or can be purchased online. The winner need not be present to win.
Sue Jeppesen Gillman is Oktoberfest’s Honorary Chair. In the 1950s, Gillman was a founding member of the first Akron Symphony Women’s Board, which later became the Akron Symphony Guild. Gillman has served a major role in fundraising for the Orchestra over her decades of volunteer service.
Oktoberfest tickets are $35 each, which includes the first drink ticket, and can be purchased by calling the Akron Symphony office at 330.535.8131 or online.
The Akron Symphony Guild’s Oktoberfest raises funds for the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Youth Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic and Symphony Chorus.
Our 2018-19 season is filled with a repertoire of all-time favorites and a few surprises.
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