Our 2016 Headliners and Featured Acts

Saturday headliner:  Railroad Earth

Combining elements of bluegrass, rock and roll, jazz, celtic and more, NJ-based Railroad Earth has kept audiences dancing since forming in 2001.

Guitars, violins, mandolins, drums, and bass come together in a mix of Americana-flavored rock and roll.  Railroad Earth’s music is driven by the remarkable songs of front-man, Todd Sheaffer, and is delivered with seamless arrangements and superb musicianship courtesy of all six band members. 

Railroad Earth will headline Day 1 of Maplewoodstock 2016 with a set starting at 8:15 pm.

>> Read more about Railroad Earth at http://www.railroadearth.com

Sunday headliner:  NRBQ

Legendary NRBQ will bring their quirky 4-piece brand of rock, pop, and jazz styles to Maplewoodstock 2016.  Known for their spirited and improvisational live performances, their touring circuit has taken them to parts north, south, east, and west over their lengthy career.  Their songs have been covered by Los Lobos, Dave Edmunds, and Bonnie Raitt.

NRBQ will shepherd Maplewoodstock 2016 to a close with a Sunday night set starting at 8:15 pm.

>> Read more about NRBQ at http://www.nrbq.com

Featured Artist Maya Azucena

Brooklyn’s Maya Azucena graced our stage in 2010 and is back by popular demand.  
A multi-award winning indie soul rockstar, she is known for making music that uplifts the soul.  In 2015, Maya toured to Haiti, South Africa, India and Russia among her U.S. concerts. Azucena is currently on the cusp of her newest album, “Unleash Me,” which sounds like "a female Bruno Mars, if Bruno sang like Chaka.”

Maya will play a 7:00 pm set towards the end of Day 1 of Maplewoodstock 2016.

>> Read more about Maya Azecena at http://mayaazucena.com/

Featured Artist Nicole Atkins

Internationally acclaimed American musician Nicole Atkins is a rare artist whose timeless songwriting and raw, emotional voice spans the ages. The miasma of faded glamour and nostalgic pop noir of her critically lauded début album, Neptune City (2007), secured her place in Rolling Stone’s “Top 10 Artists To Watch,” where they praised her “voice full of longing and Loretta Lynn elegance.”

Nicole will set the stage for our festival’s ending with her 6:45 pm set towards the end of Day 2 of Maplewoodstock 2016.

>> Read more about Nicole Atkins at http://nicoleatkins.com 

SCHEDULE: DAY 1

  • Noon — Marry the Sea ... Melodic harmony driven acoustic folk rock indie female duo ...
  • 12:42 — ?Western Spur ... Western swing with a Jersey twang ...
  • 1:24 — Rose Boulevard ... Catchy folk/Americana with male/female vocals, layered harmonies, and rock energy ...
  • 2:06 -- Glenn Franke's Big Band -- 16 professional musicians playing bigband jazz, directed by Maplewood resident ...
  • 2:48 --  Dollar Store Riot ... Homegrown Maplewood indie "punk-n-roll" band that's been making melodic walls of noise for 5 years ...
  • 3:30 — Pepperwine ... toe-tapping grooves, in-your-face rock and roll, soaring improvisational jams, head-nodding blues, and a whole bunch of soul ...
  • 4:12 -- Area 301 ... 9 piece hiphop-rock-fusion; very diverse ...
  • 4:54 -- David Easton Band ... keyboard based, funk- and jazz-infused rock, catchy hooks, infectious grooves ...
  • 5:36 — Stuff Bros. ... acoustic, electric, funkified, eclectic; guaranteed to make you shake 'n shimmy ...
  • 6:18 — Big Mamou ... original and traditional country, cajun, and American roots music ...
  • 7:00 — Featured Act Maya Acuzena ... A Maplewoodstock crowd pleaser in 2010, Maya and her band perform her original songs, introducing new material from her upcoming LP "Unleash Me" ...
  • 8:15 — Headliner Railroad Earth ... Music driven by the remarkable songs of front-man Todd Sheaffer, and delivered with seamless arrangements and superb musicianship courtesy of all six band memebers ...

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. If weather interrupts the schedule we pick up the schedule as per the “clock.” In other words, if it pours rain from 4 pm to 5:45, we pick up the schedule with whatever band is scheduled to be playing at 5:45. However, we have a covered stage, so light or moderate rain won’t stop us.

Last minute updates to the schedule (due to weather or other factors) will be announced in real-time on our Twitter channel — twitter.com/maplewoodstock

SCHEDULE: DAY 2

Sunday, July 10, 2016

  • noon — Spyce Classics ... young local musicians playing tasty, funky, psychedelic dance music ...
  • 12:42  — Rick Persaud & Crossroads ...rock and reggae ...
  • 1:24 —Sun Cut Flat ... Immersive and organic indie rock format, creating a blend of textures and an infectious energy on stage ...
  • 2:06 — Deaf Rhino ... Catchy, active, groovy, heavy, fun, energetic, melodic, and gritty rock ...
  • 2:48 — TruSol ... captivating melodies, sweet harmonies, unforgettable lyrics, and an amazing sound ...
  • 3:30 Bruno Lee featuring Bet HaSHEM ... where inspirational soul meets hip hop meets jazz fusion ...
  • 4:12Golden Bloom ... An indie rock band making heartfelt pop music that is dynamic, bombastic, and beautiful ...
  • 4:54Lisa Rott & The All-Terrain Band ... driving and energizing rock and roll ...
  • 5:36Kwame Binea ... energetic rock and roll mixed with blues and soul ...
  • 6:45 — Featured Act Nicole Atkins ... Jersey Shore's Atkins, cultured in Asbury Park's music scene, introduced her rock, folk, and psychedlia to our backyard ...
  • 8:15 — Headliner NRBQ  ... "NRBQ is still liable to play anything; roaring rockabilly, transcendent pop-rock, roadhouse blues, avant jazz -- you name it" -- Minneapolis Tribune ... 

NOTE:  Schedule subject to change.  If weather interrupts the schedule we pick up the schedule as per the “clock.”  In other words, if it pours rain from 4 pm to 5:45, we pick up the schedule with whatever band is scheduled to be playing at 5:45.  However, we have a covered stage, so light or moderate rain won’t stop us.

Last minute updates to the schedule (due to weather or other factors) will be announced in real-time on our Twitter channel — twitter.com/maplewoodstock

NOTE:  Schedule subject to change.  If weather interrupts the schedule we pick up the schedule as per the “clock.”  In other words, if it pours rain from 4 pm to 5:45, we pick up the schedule with whatever band is scheduled to be playing at 5:45.  However, we have a covered stage, so light or moderate rain won’t stop us.

Last minute updates to the schedule (due to weather or other factors) will be announced in real-time on our Twitter channel — twitter.com/maplewoodstock



 








































































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