At times we find ourselves in need to connect with our roots after being away from our mother country for an extended period. Supposing you are a German or a person with a keen interest in German heritage residing in the United States, this article is meant for you. Below are venues you can visit to catch up with German music.
Heidi’s Jazz Club
The Heidi’s Jazz club has for a long time remained the leading hangout spot for jazz musicians and jazz lovers on Florida’s coast since its owners Eddie and Heidi launched the club back in 1992. Heidi’s hosts live music performances starting Wednesdays through to Sunday with featured artists on specific Fridays and Saturday evenings as well as an open jam session on Sunday evenings commencing at 7 pm. For Germans residing in Florida, we strongly recommend they try out Heidi’s to listen to new and old German music. For art lovers, painting on display in the Heidi’s Jazz Club and Heidelberg restaurant are on sale. The artists responsible for the artwork include Tony Sasso, Kurt Zimmerman, Phyllis Shipley, Sooz Momofuku and Brian Dowdall.
German American Social Club of Cape Coral
The German American Social Club of Cape Coral started as a non-political entity in July 1964 boasting of 34 members. The club’s objective is to foster good fellowship with an array of social activities intended to perpetuate customary German festivals like Folk dances, Oktoberfest, Costume Balls, Karneval, etc. and to spark enthusiasm in the German customs and language. Each year this club oversees Munich in Cape Coral. Undoubtedly, the Cape Coral Oktoberfest – the biggest annual party in the community. The event entails tasty food, live music, laughter, dancing freshly poured German and domestic beer – it the legendary German Gemütlichkeit.
The German American Society of Central Florida Club
Non-For-Profit cultural heritage and educational corporation, the German American Society Florida club organizes German-American cultural events such as singing, dancing and various outreach programs in Central Florida and the greater Orlando area. The general public can attend one of Florida’s biggest Oktoberfest celebrations, and persons may choose to enroll for membership of the club to enjoy and partake in regular dances and diners. Incredibly, you don’t need to be of German heritage or know the German language to qualify for membership in the club. Just a strong desire to enjoy and share German traditions and customs. During Oktoberfest celebrations, participants get to enjoy home-cooked German delicacies, live German bands, German dancers, Hofbräu beer and much more.
Based in the hub of Midtown Atlanta, the Opera Atlanta is designed after a famous opera house and provides a unique atmosphere comprising of a multi-level room with domed ceilings, picturesque chandeliers and top-of-the-range lighting and sound designed to afford the best listening experience. The Opera houses several environments including a dazzling outdoor cabana area, a back-room lobby for intimate gatherings, and a raised fountain suite and garden. With various themes, every weeknight and an unmatched facility, Opera Atlanta undoubtedly ranks among the most famous and versatile joints in Atlanta.