The much-awaited San Miguel Oktoberfest kicked off on Sept. 28 featuring the performance of the most popular bands on the local music scene. The grand welcome party of this year’s festivities was held at the Aseana City in Macapagal Blvd and was led by Apl.de.ap no less.
The 37-yeal-old rapper shared the stage with rock groups Slapshock and Groovejackz in welcoming the thousands of people that graced the annual event. SMB endorsers Michael V., Ely Buendia, Pepe Smith and Sam Pinto, bands Tanya Markova, Techy Romatics,Brownman Revival and Razorback, duo Moymoy Palaboy, and Somedaydream were also there to spice up the five-hour long party.
Following the Sept. 28 Manila kick-off party, the San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer Festival also held a major music party on Sept. 29 in Santa Rosa, Laguna. The same festivities will be staged on Oct. 13 at MEPZ II in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu; Oct. 19 at Limketkai in Cagayan de Oro; and Oct. 20 at Robinson’s Starmills in San Fernando, Pampanga.
The Filipino-American RnB and hip-hop artist became an official endorser of SMB early this year when he partnered with the iconic beer brand in raising funds for the underprivileged communities in the country. Their goal is to build 10,000 classrooms all around the archipelago.
Prior to the SMB Octoberfest kick-off event, apl formally turned over his donation of two new classrooms to one of the five school recipients of their ongoing school build program. This year, apl is expecting the completion of two more classrooms for the benefit of the students of Bayawan, Negros Oriental. On top of the construction of new classrooms, the school build program also includes learning materials for the students and training for school teachers.