If you’re coming to the 2018 Windsor Craft Beer Festival, be sure to bring your dancing shoes.

On the Friday, October 12, 2018, it’s going to be all about interactivity and experience as all the entertainment for the evening will be marching bands. They’ll be performing in and among the crowd, up on tables, everywhere!

Here’s a look at the lineup for the Friday night:



The Detroit Party Marching Band (DPMB) is an ever-evolving collective of Detroit area musicians devoted to unanticipated revelry, driving jams, and the power of the unamplified horn blast. DPMB believes the essence of music is celebration and joy, and deploys music without warning to celebrate life and community in & around the dear city of Detroit. Inspired by the street bands and wandering parades of HONK! Festivals and NOLA’s Mardi Gras, the unregimented group plays a wide mix of driving songs from Balkan Brass to Indie Rock with dashes of Techno and Pop covers mixed in.

DPMB doesn’t differentiate between performance space and public space, but rather seeks to blur the line between musician and audience. Whenever possible, they play at eye-level with the audience, and always encourage you to join the party, interrupting your regularly-scheduled life with spontaneous moments of raucous musical joy.

DPMB has played nationally and internationally at festivals including HONK!, PRONK!, Cross-Linx, Laneway, Mardi Gras, as well as countless parades and venues around the country. DPMB is also the host of Crash Detroit, a free festival of street bands that takes place each July in Detroit, MI.



Weaving together many international influences, Jefferson St. Parade Band brings bombastic beats & brass to the people. A fully mobile party band, JSPB features an innovative drum line and a rich horn section. And their guitarist and bassist play through custom made Ghostbusters-style portable backpack amps!

JSPB walks a rare line: This brass band is at home playing jazz, world, and jam band festivals, tailgates, punk houses, schools, microbreweries, weddings, funerals, art museums, flea markets, groceries, and convention center. Their unique combination of virtuosic horn solos, polyrhythm, and face-melting bass and guitar work has the ability to get rockers, toddlers, and seniors up and dancing.



This band combines the rich history of New Orleans music with their own unique take on contemporary jazz and funk! The Gabriel Brass Band have been known to make even the stiffest crowd move their feet! This Brass Band honours the rich history of New Orleans music while bringing fun and funk to you live and direct!Spear headed by 5th generation musician Dameon Gabriel, with a few Gabriel family members and a host of close friends, they continue the New Orleans flavor that the Gabriel family brought to the Motor City in the 1940’s via New Orleans. The musical Gabriel’s date back to 1850s New Orleans.

This Motor City music family maintains a living connection to New Orleans family members Charlie Gabriel (Preservation Hall Jazz Band) and Louis Ford maintaining roots back home in the Crescent City as we all move musically into the future.