Quilt, And The Kids, Vapors Of Morphine and more to play Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest


Time to bust out that Lederhosen. Oktoberfest is coming.

The 37th annual Oktoberfest and HONK! Parade in Cambridge’s Harvard Square arrives Sunday, October 11, and while the seasonally-appropriate jamboree features six stages of live entertainment — as well as “dozens of international food vendors, hundreds of street vendors selling artwork, jewelry and vintage clothing, neighborhood sidewalk sales and HONK! bands from around the country!” — we’re most excited for the live lineup curated by Bowery Boston.

Bowery had booked Harvard Square’s Mayfair fest earlier this year, and once again offers a nice mix of homegrown talent on the Church Street stage, headlined by Mexican Summer psych-pop band Quilt.


Also performing on what should be a lovely autumn Sunday are New England veterans Vapors Of Morphine and Oldjack, NPR-approved Northampton upstarts And The Kids, funk-pop septet Ripe, and “Swamp Yankee Blues” brigade Cactus Attack.

The Church Street stage is located in the Church Street Parking Lot, near the Sinclair. Preview the participating bands below; more info on Oktoberfest can be found here.

5 p.m.: Quilt


4 p.m.: Vapors Of Morphine

3 p.m.: Oldjack


2 p.m.: And The Kids

1 p.m.: Ripe


Noon: Cactus Attack