The 2023 Selinsgrove Oktoberfest will be Saturday, October 21st,
Featuring The Badlees with Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen.
General Admission = $25
VIP = $50
All guests must be 21+.
Early Bird Sale
Tickets purchased before October 1st will receive a 20% discount.
General Admission = $20
VIP = $40
By clicking on the link below you will be taken to the ticket site.
The Selinsgrove Oktoberfest was first held in 2016 as one of many fundraisers for DH&L Fire Company in preparation for the purchase of a new $1.5 Million ladder truck. DH&L has begun the truck project with completion planned for 2024!
This year's Oktoberfest is bringing you two great bands: The Badlees, with special guest Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen. Proceeds benefit DH&L Fire Company. We look forward to seeing you!
***MUST BE 21 TO ENTER. PLEASE BRING VALID ID***
The Badlees are a Pennsylvania-based roots rock band, formed in 1990. The group released several independent albums before achieving international success in the mid to late 1990s. The critically acclaimed 1995 album River Songs spawned two hit singles while the Badlees toured with top-notch artists like Greg Allman, Bob Seger, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
Since 1999, the group has taken several extended breaks but has continued to come back to perform and produce great material independently - and with much critical success and appreciation from a dedicated fan base.
Individual members have inspired, mentored, produced for, and performed with scores of artists throughout the Pennsylvania music scene and beyond.
In 2021 the Badlees were inducted into the Central PA Music Hall of Fame, which sparked the latest reunion of the classic group lineup, with 2022 seeing the band back to full steam culminating with the release of a new self-titled album in December 2022.
The band will be inducted into the Luzerne County (PA) Arts and Entertainment Hall Of Fame in October 2023.
DUSTIN DOUGLAS & THE ELECTRIC GENTLEMEN
DUSTIN DOUGLAS & THE ELECTRIC GENTLEMEN’s dynamic, heavy, swagger injected, sexy & dirty, blues-influenced rock n’ roll brings vintage sound and vibe to modern ears. The band’s much-anticipated third album Black Leather Blues via Mojo Records underlines this and much more.
On the 10-song Black Leather Blues, Pennsylvania’s Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen put the pedal to the floor, asking for no mercy with heavy riffs, huge hooks and memorable, blues-inspired rock n’ roll rhythms that takes listeners on a familiar yet fresh musical journey. Black Leather Blues was recorded at Eight Days a Week Studios in Northumberland, PA by Paul Smith (Badlees) who engineered and co-produced the album with Douglas. It was mixed by Brian Moncarz (Alice Cooper, Our Lady Peace, Phillip Sayce) and mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Royal Blood, Arctic Monkeys, Buddy Guy, Doyle Bramhall II, Green Day, Liam Gallagher, Elvis Costello.)
The album was launched with the single/video “Broken,” described by Rock and Blues Muse as “a soul-cleansing shot of progressive blues/rock minimalism that’s as much about the space between the notes as the notes themselves. Dustin Douglas is a first-class guitar shaman, weaving together spellbinding riffs and solos that transport listeners directly into his world.” The publication added: “His vocals are strident and strong, expressing the hard blues inherent in 21st Century life.” The album’s second single/video is the rhythmically dynamic and lyrically pointed “Why Would You Say Such A Thing,” which underlines the band’s ability to create modern blues-rock with plenty of attitude and drama. “From the moment I wrote it, I felt it would be a signature song for us,” says Douglas. “It defines what we do as a band. It has a big riff, danceable rhythm, catchy chorus and an ole’ school broken-hearted, blues-inspired lyric.” “Why Would You Say Such a Thing” is destined to be one of the band’s best-received songs.” BLACK LEATHER BLUES is the follow-up album to DDEG’s 2018 release, Break It Down which charted on The Blues Album Charts, Blues Singles Charts and Blues-Rock Single Charts. In 2018, the band took home two Steamtown Music Awards (Scranton, PA) for both “Blues Artist Of The Year“ and “Album Of The Year.” Notably, again in 2019, they found themselves with 3 Steamtown Nominations—Guitarist Of The Year, Video Of The Year for “Broken” and Live Performers Of The Year—as well as an Independent Blues Music Award nomination for Blues/Rock Song of The Year for “Out of My Mind.” On top of that, the Central PA Music Hall Of Fame nominated the band in 2021 and 2022 for “Blues Rock Band Of The Year.”
Date: October 21, 2023
Time: Noon - 5pm
Location: DH&L Fire Station, 713 Bridge Street, Selinsgrove
Restrictions: Age 21 and older; no pets; Valid ID required!
Tickets will be available online through the link at the top of this page. Cash tickets will be available at Keller's Beer in Selinsgrove.
What's Included: There are two tickets - General Admission and VIP.
General Admission Ticket
Gets you admission to the festival to see two great performances.
Includes admission, food, and beer.
What to Bring
1. Valid ID
2. Lawn Chair
3. Cash for Merchandise
If you or your business would like to sponsor the Oktoberfest, please click on the link below, select the sponsorship level you would like and submit your payment to DH&L Fire Company.
You can purchase tickets online through the link at the top of this page with a credit/debit card, or you can purchase them with cash at Keller's Beer Distributor, 21 South Water Street, Selinsgrove.
General Admission Tickets are $25. These include entrance to the event. You must be 21.
General Admission Tickets purchased before 10/1/2022 will receive a 20% discount!!!
VIP Tickets are $50 and include beer, an Oktoberfest beer mug, and food. You must be 21.
VIP Tickets purchased before 10/1/2022 will receive a 20% discount!!!
Food trucks will be on site with delicious selections fit for a festival. VIP tickets include $10 in vouchers that can be used with any of our vendors.
Guests are encouraged to ride share to the event. Parking is located on the west side of the station. Overflow parking will be at the southeast section of the Weis Markets parking lot.
See map below.
This is an indoor/outdoor venue. The event is rain or shine event. The station's truck bay will be open in case of inclement weather. No matter what the weather is, you will have a good time. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair!
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