Here plays the music!

Concert programs and workshops

Music accompanies you throughout the entire day of the fair!
Over 30 concerts on the Atrium Stage and the Center Stage - from classical to pop.

Big bands and orchestras perform, including well-known musicians as well as youth orchestras and soloists. Best of all: all concerts are included in the admission price!

You can experience the following participants (in alphabetical order) live on the music stages:


Atze Bauer and the band with wit 

Comedy Rock


With "Rock 'n' LOL", band leader Atze Bauer, Jerry Röschmann on bass and Eric Obst on drums have developed their own form of music and made Höchstadt an der Aisch the world capital of modern light music within a few months. "Rock 'n' LOL" (translated: "rock music and loud laughter") stands for humorous lyrics, breathtaking guitar riffs and musical performances with full Ü50 body commitment that simply write rock history. The band's songs have poetic titles that would make even the titans of poetry like Goethe, Schiller and Shakespeare blanch. Thus "Unnütz" (Useless), "Ein Bier auf Hartz IV" (A Beer on Hartz IV) and "Promis im Knast" (Celebrities in Jail) are among the linguistic genius strokes of "Atze Bauer und die Band mit Witz".

Bezirkschor der Posaunenchöre in Nuremberg
(District choir of the trombone choirs in Nuremberg)

Broad spectrum: ecclesiastical to modern


The Protestant trombone choirs in Nuremberg are part of the church music of their parish. We are all connected by the passion for music, the joy of community and the praise of God. We are happy and proud to be part of this wind family.

Big Band of the Nuremberg University of Music

Big Band | Jazz | Classics

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Friends of the classic big band sound will get their money's worth with selected orchestral gems by old masters such as Bill Holman, Bob Florence and Sammy Nestico, and can look forward to creative and gripping solos by the young jazz students of the HfM Nuremberg under the direction of Prof. Klaus Graf.

Brass sextet of the Veitshöchheim Army Music Corps

Classic | to Modern

Instrumentation: 1st trumpet: Sergeant Mathias Müller, 2nd trumpet: Sergeant Florian Bauer, horn: Sergeant Martin Roith, trombone: Sergeant Bernhard Huf, tuba: Sergeant Bernhard Sauer, percussion: Sergeant Simon Hirth

Bress & Wood 

Soul | Pop


Soul and pop in big band format. The joy of playing and groove are the driving force of a varied program.

Alex Boldin 

Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar| Fingerstyle | Instrumental


When Alex Boldin picks up the guitar, he invites his listeners on a musical journey through the tonal worlds of the acoustic guitar.The winner of the Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival 2022 skillfully combines the virtuoso skills and complex techniques of fingerstyle with his intuitive feeling for melodies. This sometimes creates interesting, rhythmic structures, at other times playful, harmonious tone sequences and often tasteful motifs, which interweave both elements cleverly and invite you to dream.After more than 100 live performances on four different continents and in over 15 countries, Alex is now ready to release his first solo guitar album "TIMEout". In collaboration with the renowned Canadian guitarist and producer Antoine Dufour and in cooperation with Timezone Records, 13 selected original compositions will be released at the end of 2022.In the acoustic guitar scene, Alex is no longer a stranger as well - numerous big fingerstyle guitarists such as Andy McKee, Thomas Leeb, Mike Dawes, Calum Graham, Jon Gomm, Alexandr Misko, Trevor Gordon Hall and Maneli Jamal are no longer just among the most formative influences, but also part of his circle of acquaintances.Every single performance and every concert is a true spectacle for eyes and ears and is rounded off by Alex's recognizable dedication and passion for music. This result is a unique experience full of special moments which touch mind and soul.

Boomtown Blues Band

Blues | American Songwriter

Boomtown Blues with Peter Hirsch, Sven Markuske, Tommy Lindner and Achim Kasch form a blues band of a different kind and, in addition to versions of blues classics, devote themselves to the songs of the great American songwriters (Dylan, Springsteen, J.J.Cale).

Big Band des Bundespolizeiorchester München
(Big Band of the 
Federal Police Orchestra Munich)

from classical music | to pop


Dekanatsposaunenchor Altdorf
(Deanery Trombone Choir Altdorf )




Bavarian and alpine folk music 

The Edelholzmusi consists of 5 professional musicians who, in addition to their musical activities with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestra, as lecturers or conductors, have made it their task to play Bavarian and Alpine folk music at the highest level.

Violin Choir of the Wilhelm Löhe School, Nuremberg

The violin choir of the Wilhelm-Löhe-School Nuremberg won the competition "Jugend musiziert" .Teacher J. + T. Hartlieb

GigaOhm Band - The Big Band of the TH Nuremberg

Big Band Jazz | Latin | Pop




"From the penultimate row of the symphonic orchestra into the limelight" is the motto of the six instrumentalists! HAUPTSTADTBLECH - behind this name are six musicians who met in Berlin during various joint orchestra projects. Since 2005 they have been living out their artistic potential and their love for the capital in this project.

King-Size Juniors 

Rock and Swing songs in Big Band style


The "King-Size Juniors" are one of the youngest big bands in Bavaria with an average age of just 15 years, consisting of 25 musicians who present rock and swing songs in big band style with great fun and energy. It is always astonishing with what ambition and group dynamics the King-Size Juniors manage to sound really professional for their age. This formation won first prize at the Big Band Competition 2019 in Marktoberdorf and would have represented Bavaria at the nationwide Big Band Competition in Hamburg 2020 if Corona had not come. This young formation is the 5th generation of the music school "King-Size Musics" under the direction of Peter and Markus König (Haselhöhe 2, 92706 Luhe-Wildenau). The concept of "King-Size Musics" is to offer their students the opportunity to make music in a group as soon as possible. With the subtitle "Big Band Academy", the focus of the musical offer, which ranges from jazz, rock and pop to classical music, becomes clear.

Sofia Khorobrykh


Concert pianist and piano teacher from Würzburg

Kühnl Trombone Quartet

Classic | Modern | folk songs

The trombone quartet, newly founded in 2022, was made up of four musicians who have been associated with Kühnl & Hoyer for many years. The trombone quartet plays excerpts from the CD "Lieder & Tänze". They dare to play supposedly simple folk songs and great virtuosic orchestral pieces. They play an original work for trombone quartet with elements of song and dance, as well as original folk music, which was further composed in very different ways and adapted for the quartet.

Ensemble musica a corda

Baroque | class Modern | Latin | film music

The ensemble musica a corda plays plucked music from various genres and epochs on mandolins, mandola, guitars and bass: from Latin and film music to baroque music and modern classical music.

Salsa band from the music school MUSICATION

authentic salsa music from Cuba and Puerto Rico

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2 female singers and one male singer, accompanied by a grooving rhythm section with timbales, congas and bongos, interpret classic hits of the genre as well as lesser-known pieces. A 6-piece horn section provides plenty of power. The varied arrangements not only invite you to listen, the music is of course perfect for dancing.

String ensemble from the music school MUSICATION


The string ensemble of the Berufsfachschule für Musik Musication in Nuremberg presents a wide-ranging and "vielSaitiges" repertoire. The ensemble is characterised by its joy of playing, contrasting dynamics and finely differentiated sound design. The programme includes works from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, as well as music from Ireland, Argentinean tangos and, as a surprise, some hits from pop music.

Wind class for adults - Musikschule Nürnberg


Every two years, the Nuremberg Music School offers a new wind class for adults. 
Making music together and enjoying music is the main focus from the very beginning. Listen to what can come out after 1.5 years...

Symphonic Wind Orchestra of the Nuremberg Music School 

Symphonic wind music from original works, film music to marches 

The Symphonic Wind Orchestra of the Nuremberg Music School, under the musical direction of Steffen Schubert, offers symphonic, festive and cheerful orchestral works in melodious arrangements.

Windstärke 12 - Musikschule Nürnberg


Windstärke 12 emerged from the first adult wind class and is the next stop for most wind class graduates. 
The repertoire is a colourful mix of waltzes and operettas for the annual New Year's concert, films and musicals, and hits and evergreens for the summer concerts.


North Bavarian Brass Band

Brass Band Repertoire


Under the proven direction of Mathias Wehr, the North Bavarian Brass Band will perform a thoroughly entertaining, lively, virtuoso and sometimes stormy programme with many classics from the brass band repertoire, including "Home of Legends " and "Vitae aeternum" by Paul Lovatt-Cooper, "Flight" by Mario Bürki, "Gospel Brass Machine" by Mark Taylos, "Song for Ina" by Philip Sparke with Meike Reidelbach on solo eufonium. There will also be a work by the conductor - in reference to the wooden bow ties that the band members wear at the concerts, Mathias Wehr has composed "Wooden-Bow-Ties-Celebration" for the 10th anniversary of the North Bavarian Brass Band in 2022.

Nordbayerisches Jugendblasorchester & WIBRAPHON 
(North Bavarian Youth Wind Orchestra & WIBRAPHON )

Symphonic Wind Music
For the second time, the North Bavarian Youth Wind Orchestra will perform a joint concert with the orchestra WiBraPhon under the direction of Prof. Johann Mösenbichler. The joint project celebrated its premiere in 2019 with a performance of the 1st Symphony "Titan" by Gustav Mahler. Under the meaningful and fitting motto for the joint project "Music in Harmony", the musicians with Prof. Johann Mösenbichler will present, for example, Steven Melillo's classic "Godspeed", John Williams' film music blockbuster "The Cowboys" and "Star Wars Theme" as well as the "Fanfare of the Universe" by Siegmund Andraschek and other compositions by Marc van Delft and Percy Aldridge Grainger. Speaking of looking forward: there will be a whole series of musical surprises - so you can really be excited and look forward!

Duo Michael T. Otto & Patrick Manzecchi

Jazz | world music

The duo with Michael T. Otto (various brass instruments & live electronics) and Patrick Manzecchi (drums & percussion) has the motto "Groove and sound escapades". You can hear a wide variety of exotic brass instruments, such as the world's first synthetic snail horns, serpent, and didgeridoo developed by Otto, together with drums/percussion and live electronics.

ricky & the redstreaks 

Oldies | Evergreens 

I have dedicated the experienced musicians from Nuremberg to the guitar-heavy pop music of the past century. With a lot of love, they present carefully selected gems of music history.

Gregory Rivkin Trompete



“The trumpeter, whose playing is in the tradition of Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan, would in another era be a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. His tone is quite attractive, his solos are full of surprises, and he plays with consistent passion and creativity within the hard bop and post bop tradition. Rivkin’s fiery and forward-looking playing with luck makes him one of the pacesetters of the trumpet in the present and future years” – Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene, Author of the “Jazz Trumpet Kings” Encyclopedia (Third Ear)

Gergely Szurgyi (Hanika guitars)


Same guitarist, same track, but different guitars. Which and how big differences can you hear?


Big Band | Gordon Goodwin, Pat Metheny + Co.


Big Band Jazz at its best from Franconia - for Franconia and all its nice neighbours!

Plucked Instrument Makers Vellberg 

from classical music to Schlager and folk music


Presentation of the table harp Wantaluga with audition.