What is Rocktoberfest?
Rocktoberfest is where Rock Meets Rollls… Beer & Brats! Rocktoberfest at L.A. LIVE revamped the iconic tradition that is Oktoberfest by bringing together the best of Rock & Roll, crisp beer and Five Star food.
A Craft Brew Festival closed out the first annual Rocktoberfest on Sunday the 21st and featured over 50 different craft beers. A portion of proceeds from the Craft Brew Festival will proudly benefit The GRAMMY Museum.
Boasting live entertainment, the weeklong, nightly event ran from October 15th through the 21st. To kickoff the rocktivities, Gene Simmons and Wolfgang Puck hosted a Charity Gala brimming with special celebrity guests, a live band and Wolfgang’s globally-inspired dishes to complement the rich variety of beers being poured. A portion of proceeds will proudly benefit Wounded Warrior Project.
Opening Gala/Red Carpet
Rock Icon Gene Simmons And Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck(L-R) Sophie Simmons, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed
Shannon Tweed and Wolfgang PuckBavarian Girls(L-R) James Gandolfini and Wolfgang PuckBill Engvall(L-R) Courtney Bingham and Nikki Sixx
Rock Icon Gene SimmonsNikki SixxGilby Clarke
Bruce Kulick(L-R) Gilby Clarke and Daniela Clarke
Rocktober Fest Menu
Rocktoberfest featured several authentic Oktoberfest beers paired with Wolfgang’s California twist on the traditional Oktoberfest menu.
BBQ Chicken QuesadillaSweet Ginger Glazed Chicken WingsBavarian Pretzel
Wiener Schnitzel with warm Potato SaladBeef goulash with SpatzleBratwurst with MustardPork dumplings
Banana Spring RollApple Strudel
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