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2023 Wurst Brass Festival
It's the wurst fest with the best brass!
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Get ready to enjoy a day full of amazing brass music and mouth-watering German-style food because the Iowa Brass is proud to host the Wurst Brass Festival in conjunction with the annual "Wurst Festival" in Amana, Iowa!

This all-day festival, held on Saturday, June 17th, will showcase talented brass bands from Iowa and Wisconsin at two different locations. The Festhalle Barn will feature an entertaining brass band music festival from 11am to 7pm, while small brass groups will perform from 11am to 5pm on the Millstream Brewing Co stage.


The festival will feature a range of talented groups including Iowa Brass, MadWaukee Band (Wisconsin), DTKK Polka Band, CR Jazz (Cedar Rapids Big Band), Brick Street Ramblers, BYO Brass, Iowa Brass Band Quintet, Metro Brass Quintet, Lowly Brass, and Betruken Messing. Each band will bring their unique style and sound to the stage, providing a diverse and thrilling musical experience for all.


Admission to attend this unforgettable festival is only $5, providing an affordable and exciting opportunity to showcase the skills of talented brass bands while celebrating the rich German heritage of Amana. Don't miss out on this inaugural Wurst Brass Festival hosted by Iowa Brass. Mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and get ready to be blown away by the sound of brass! 


If you're adorned with a "Wurst Festival" wristband, your entrance fee to the "Wurst Brass Festival" held at the Festhalle Barn, will be discounted to $3 from the original $5.  Similarly, if you don a "Wurst Brass Festival" wristband, you can enjoy reduced admission to the Amana Colonies' "Wurst Festival" for just $3 instead of the regular $5. These amazing offers allow you to indulge your senses in soul-stirring music while savoring delectable German cuisine at both events!

Two locations will feature bands from Iowa and Wisconsin:

  • Festhalle Barn, 4707 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203

  • Millstream Brewing Co, 835 48th Ave, Amana, IA 52203

Additional information can be found here:

- Schedule of events

- Logistics information

- Mobile stage performance schedule

- Mobile inclement weather schedule

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