Celebrating their thirteenth annual Oktoberfest, Widmer Brothers Brewing will be holding this year’s event in Pioneer Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Portland on Saturday, September 30. The longest running Oktoberfest in the city will be bigger than ever featuring all of your favorite brews from Widmer, plus small-batch brews only available for the event. There will be plenty of music happening, too, with local bands and DJs and this year’s headliner Nathaniel Ratefliff & The Night Sweats.
The Denver-based band, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ popularity has been soaring the past couple of years, becoming an in-demand act at festivals and venues all around the country. Their style of Americana music blends a soulful mix of R&B, country, folk, and rock, and are perhaps best known for their hit single “SOB” from the band’s debut album.
Pioneer Courthouse Square is located at 701 SW 6th Avenue. This is an all ages event (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian), but you must be over 21 to purchase drink tokens. It all starts at 2:00 pm and runs until 10:00 pm. General admission tickets are $35.00 in advance ($40.00 day of show) and include a commemorative beer stein. Premium admission includes reserved viewing for the concert on an elevated area, access to a private speed bar, a commemorative stein and gift, and one free beverage for $75.00. There is also a Meet & Greet VIP admission for $150.00 that includes everything in the premium ticket as well as being able to meet Nathaniel Rateliff and the band, have a downloadable photo taken with them, and a VIP lanyard. A portion of the proceeds for the Meet & Greet admission will benefit Rock & Roll Camp for Girls. Tickets are available at Getmyperks.com.