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Eighth Annual Oktoberfest October 7


John Roberts

The MonDak Heritage Center and Northeastern Arts Network present the Eighth Annual Oktoberfest, Friday, October 7, 7:00 pm at the MonDak Heritage Center in Sidney, Montana.

Proceeds from this event provide funding for the continuing presentation of Live Music at the MonDak Heritage Center and area schools by MDHC and NAN.

This year's celebration features music from John Roberts Y Pan Blanco. John began playing the piano at the age of 5 while living on an isolated ranch in Southeastern Montana. There was no TV, but there was a piano. At age 11, he picked up trombone to play in the grade school band. After graduating in 1996 from Montana State University-Billings with a BA in Music Performance, John moved to Los Angeles to earn his Master of Fine Arts in Western Orchestral Trombone Performance from California Institute of the Arts. John is currently on staff at MSU Billings as a Jazz, music theory, low brass and World Music instructor. With an incredibly energetic band of high level musicians, John Roberts Y Pan Blanco is an original sound ensemble that is designed to make the audience move. Many years of national and international touring, recording and performing experiences with West African, Funk, Soul, Salsa, Jass and R&B ensembles have led to this project. John Roberts Y Pan Blanco are melding high energy, danceable Funk, African and Salsa grooves with blistering instrumental solos, all aimed at sharing musical diversity with the audience.

Ticket price covers admission, souvenir glass, delicious food including sausage and bratwurst donated by Redneck Meats and an unmatched selection of beverages.

Our Oktoberfest sponsors this year include Stockman Bank, Blue Rock Distributing, Redneck Meats and Meadowlark Brewing Company.

Join the MDHC, NAN and live music lovers at the MonDak's premiere Oktoberfest celebration. This event historically sells out so don't hesitate.

Tickets are limited, $45 for MDHC Members and Northeastern Arts Network Season Ticket Holders, $55 for Non-Members. Call the MDHC at 406-433-3500 to reserve with your credit card or stop by to purchase.

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