SCHEDULE of events
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

FESTIVAL OPENS

12:00 noon

Don't not miss the famous business expo, children's activities, our massive beer tent, food trucks, German food, and so much more!  Make sure you sign up early for the stein holding contest before it sells out!  Comedians from the Colonial Cabaret will be on hand to keep you entertained during set changeovers on the music stages. 

KYLIE WESTERBECK AND HER BAND

12:00 Murphy's Main Stage

Influenced by Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, and Joni Mitchell (to name a few), Kylie Westerbeck writes beautifully nuanced music, centered around strong lyricism -- the perfect mix of sultry and sweet to open a great day of music on the Murphy's Main Stage.

SCHOOL OF ROCK HOUSE BAND (CH)

12:00 Rockin' Gazebo Stage

The newest generation of rockers present their take on classic and modern rock songs.   

THE GENDER GNOMES

 12:50 Murphy's Main Stage

Tired of pop songs that keep recycling the same-old tired lyrics?  Then don't miss this Philly-based indie-folk-jazz-pop duo performing with their full band.  These guys love a good lyric and are suckers for a jaunty beat.

THE LOAN RANGERS

1:00 Rockin' Gazebo Stage

During the week, these guys can get you into a better mortgage, but on the weekends, they can get you into a better mood with their classic rock covers. 

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CAMILLE K & RILEY MICHLOVSKY

1:00 Acoustic Gazebo Stage

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Camille K and Medford's own Riley Michlovsky perform stripped-down versions of their own songs and a few classics.

MY FUNKY BRETHREN

1:45 Murphy's Main Stage

 A funky soul band feeding the world with love through its music and message.  This band of musical funk brothers will have you dancing and singing along.

PURE PETTY

2:00 Rockin' Gazebo Stage

 A tribute to the late great Tom Petty, featuring members of local rock band Skippy's Toy.  Come dance and rock out to the Heartbreakers greatest songs.

SHAMI & STEVE

2:00 Acoustic Gazebo Stage

Husband and wife duo Shami & Steve have been making music together since they met at Berklee College of Music forty years ago.  They have performed at countless venues up and down the East Coast, Canada and the Carribean.

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STEINHOLDING HEAT #1

2:25 Front of Beer Tent

On site registration is required on a first-come, first-served basis.  This is the first of two heats today, and the winners of each heat will automatically advance to the Kings Road Brewing Company Steinholding Finals on October 3 in Haddonfield. 

Officials from the USA Steinholding Association will be on hand to keep us (and our arms) straight.  Don't miss these traditional Bavarian tests of strength! 

  

 

Sign-ups for heat 1 open at noon at the band merchandise tent.

SOF

2:40 Murphy's Main Stage

One of the East Coast's most exciting independent artists, New Jersey native Sof has begun forging a unique path in the pop music realm. After her emotional cover of Britney Spears’ ‘Criminal’ went viral on YouTube, Sof began drawing the attention of listeners across the globe, receiving millions of views and hundreds of thousands of shares on TikTok.

THE SCREAMIN' ROCKETS

3:00 Rockin' Gazebo Stage

This rockabilly outfit will take you back to the first days of rock n' roll with its originally-written 50's and early 60's-inspired tunes, fueled by greats like Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Elvis, Dion, Little Richard, and more.

PATTY IRWIN

3:00 Acoustic Gazebo Stage

Raised in Cherry Hill and now hailing from Brooklyn, Patty Irwin returns to South Jersey to pay tribute to the Queens of Country Music, such as Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Shania Twain, Miranda Lambert and more.   

GREEN KNUCKLE MATERIAL

3:35 Murphy's Main Stage

Calling all Knuckleheads!  Winners of the 2019 Rock to the Top competition at the legendary Stone Pony, this Bergen County-based band fuses indie vibes with rap and rock to forge their own unique sound.  

ADVENTURE LOST

4:00 Rockin' Gazebo Stage

Get Lost!  This progressive-pop trio from Philly combines high-energy, captivating performances with intricate, yet catchy, songwriting to appeal to fans of older and newer generations alike.

THE WISE BARD

4:00 Acoustic Gazebo Stage

This Harlem-based singer-songwriter will amaze you with his mastery of looping, as well as with his skilled vocals and acoustic guitar playing.

THE STEVE OAKLEY BAND

4:30 Murphy's Main Stage

A classic American rock band from New Jersey that melds Rock, Country, Punk, and progressive influences.

SLEEP HOUSE

5:00 Rockin' Gazebo Stage

This four-piece alternative pop/rock outfit based out of Medford and influenced by The Strokes, Hippo Campus, and John Mayer, band has released two EPs independently, toured the East Coast, and recently released a trio of singles.

AFTYN

5:00 Acoustic Gazebo Stage

A simplistic indie/folk duo, AFTYN are hellbent on keeping it personal. AFTYN aims to evoke an updated 70’s folk sound, blended with both classic and alternative influences.

STEINHOLDING HEAT #2

5:15 Front of Beer Tent

Missed the first one?  No worries -- this is the second of two heats today, and the winners of each heat will automatically advance to the Kings Road Brewing Company Steinholding Finals on October 3 in Haddonfield. 

Officials from the USA Steinholding Association will be on hand to keep us on the straight and narrow.  Don't miss these traditional Bavarian tests of strength! 

  

 

Pre-registration is required on a first-come, first-served basis.  Sign-ups for heat 2 open at 3:00 at the band merchandise tent.

NO LAST CALL -- CLOSING PARTY SET

5:30 Murphy's Main Stage

For the first time ever, Medford Oktoberfest will close the Murphy's Main Stage with a party set, featuring all-star cover band No Last Call.  After a great day of food, drinking and music, it's time to dance!   Come down to the front of the stage and let loose!

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SHINE ON

6:00 Rockin' Gazebo Stage

As the sun sets on Freedom Park, this popular Pink Floyd tribute band will take you to the Dark Side of the Moon. 

THE WILLIAMSBOY

6:00 Acoustic Gazebo Stage

Headlining the Acoustic Gazebo Stage, The Willamsboy finds a home in being unconventional by penning non-genre specific songs in an age where classification is the popular status quo.