Maplewoodstock Brings 2 Days Of Music, Food, Kid Events, Art To Essex County This Weekend – Patch

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After being canceled last October, the free Maplewoodstock festival will run this Friday and Saturday, with music, food, art, crafts, and fun activities for adults and kids.
The featured and headline acts are Galactic, Funk Yeah!, and Friends of the Brothers, according to the website, along with Alexander Kariotis and Autumn Jones. Read more about them here.
And here is the two-day schedule of all the bands.

The festival will also feature art and craft vendors selling visual art, clothes, crafts, and more.
They also offer a Kid Zone with activities such as:
According to the event website, “Maplewoodstock is a two-day festival of local music and arts put on by your friends and neighbors. We started in 2004 with one day and a few local bands. Over the years we have evolved to two days, with food and arts vendors, a KidsZone, and some headline regional and national music acts.”
“Our Mission Statement is to provide best free, two-day festival of music and arts that is of and for the community possible. We are a nine-person volunteer organization who runs the festival and raises all funds needed to put on this free festival via our t-shirt sales, sponsorships, and vendor space rental fees.”
The event takes place at Memorial Park, 580 Valley St., Maplewood.
Get all the details at their website here.

Other Town Events

There are also more activities and town-sponsored events this weekend including an ongoing concert series. Check out the lineup using this link.
Also, next week, the Maplewood Division of Arts & Culture begins its weekly Friday concert series at the Springfield Avenue Gazebo. It kicks off July 15 with Maplewood native Autumn Jones.
A short bio says, “Autumn Jones is an accomplished singer-songwriter from Maplewood, New Jersey with a strong vocal technique and songwriting capabilities. The soulful r&b she creates is an expression of her life experiences as told through her stories, expressed in each of her songs.” Find out the full lineup for the Gazebo Concert series here.

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