German-American Social Club

of Cape Coral, Florida

Press Release – Gartenfest

First of two Biergartenfests of the year to be held in Cape Coral

Proudly celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year, the German American Social Club of Cape Coral is opening its Bavarian Gardens to replicate the fun of Oktoberfest and to celebrate its German heritage on the weekend of February 17th and 18th. After the huge success of its 38th Oktoberfest last year, the club members cannot wait to celebrate good times and sunshine, teaming up to get the festivities back into full swing for its Southwest Florida Freunde.

With German music performed by the Manni Daum Trio throughout the day, the Bavarian Gardens will be bustling, and the organizers anticipate a crowd of joyful dancers or foot tappers on the dance floor at the pavilion, raising their cups and enjoying a potato pancake or a brat. GASC President Erich Kohl is extremely excited to greet the community back to the club and to celebrate spring in the Cape Coral gardens.

Once again, the members of GASC are working hard to prepare for the first of the two outdoor Biergarten festivals planned this season. The party for the community will be held Bavarian-style. Southwest Florida is invited to enjoy two pleasant and fun-filled afternoons of German food, beer or wine, music, and above all, what we’ve come to understand as Gemütlichkeit.

Throughout the day, the gardens will be filled with German traditional music and the delicious aroma of typical German fare such as Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Schnitzel and potato pancakes. With fun planned for kids and grownups alike, there’s plenty to look forward to as the community can enjoy the shaded gardens with friends and family. The event opens at noon Saturday and Sunday, closing at 8 PM on Saturday and 7 PM on Sunday.

And from 5 to 8 PM on Saturday night, the Club is especially excited to be featuring the international blues and rock duo Martini Russa, a virtuoso guitarist Martini (Brazil/Spain) and powerful vocalist and rhythm guitarist Anastasia (Russia/USA). Their repertoire spans over 100 years, comprising of unique acoustic-electric renditions of blues standards, classic rock ballads, and fiery originals. They are proud winners of Rock the Stage SWFL 2022 and SWFL Blues Society People’s Choice Award 2022.

Tickets are $5 and parking is free, as are children ages 12 and under!

And it doesn’t stop there. Marking halfway to this year’s 39th annual Oktoberfest, another festival is planned for April.

President Kohl and his team are proud to be able to invite everyone in Cape Coral and beyond and share German heritage and Gemütlichkeit! There’s plenty of good cheer, and beer, to go around at the German American Social Club. The club has been brimming with excitement as it offers a jam-packed filled schedule of events this season. “We’re really looking forward to our 60th Anniversary celebration later this year! Stay tuned!”, says Kohl, cheerfully.

Check out the club’s website www.gasc-capecoral.com for more information on the various events being offered.

Of course, the club opens its doors to members and the public for dinner and dancing every Friday night at 5.30.

The Biergartenfest events are sponsored by News Press.

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