‘Stadtfest’ highlights musical performances

Petra Lessoing
Kaiserslautern American

Landstuhl holds its 17th city fest today through Sunday. The annual event is sponsored by the local advertising association. It features a musical program on five stages and vendors’ booths.
“Stadtfest” officially opens at 7 p.m. today near the stage on Alten Markt. Landstuhl’s mayor Klaus Grumer taps the first keg of beer.

“A novelty is, that after the official opening, various bands perform from 9 p.m. till midnight,” said Mr. Grumer. “We expect thousands of visitors to our cultural highlight, our city fest, and we want them to have a good time.”

Bands perform also on stages in front of Stadthalle, near VR bank, on Kaiserstrasse and near Moorbad.

Saturday, music performances start with the Landstuhl Brass Orchestra at 11 a.m. on the stage near VR bank. Other bands to include Guateque, Magic and The Pig Dogs of Soul perform later and continue until midnight.

Sunday starts with brass music and a “Frühschoppen,” early morning beer get-together, at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Local stores are open from 1 to 6 p.m. Various bands such as Crime and Passion, Tijuana, J-Santi-Picciotti and the Straight Ahead Big Band perform until 9 p.m.

Visitors find food booths serving regional and international culinary specialties throughout the town.

The center of town closes to motorized traffic. “But we offer visitors to take a ride in our local shuttle bus, Sickingenbus,” said Mr. Grumer. The shuttle is available to transport people within town until 11 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Several free parking lots are available near the center.