Maplewoodstock, in its sixteenth year, will be full of energy as it presents power bands Turkuaz and Antibalas and up and coming Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds. Brooklyn-based Antibalas with its Afrobeat voice of resistance will close Saturday night, July 13, and Turkuaz, covering a range of sounds in festival funk fashion, will close the show Sunday night, July 14. Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds will present their modern soul sound with their own unique melodies and lyrics.
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
NOON – Switch Mob
America’s Band – a melting pot of musicians who have created an infectious sound. Think ’90’s Soul meets Black Eyed Peas meets 2019.
12:42 PM – Auguste & Alden
This alternative/rock/pop power trio is known for lighting up the room with their passion-filled songs, feel, and love for what they do.
1:24 PM – Counterfeiters
Wowing audiences from The Hamptons to DC, NJ natives, The Counterfeiters are the best party band you will see. Period!
2:06 PM – Joe Taino
A mix of blues, jazz, and 60’s rock with a latin/Caribbean flavor.
2:48 PM – Thursday Habit
Returning with new material in their unique altprog sound, Thursday Habit is influenced by Crimson, Bowie, Foos, Gabriel and Quetiapine.
3:30 PM – Control the Sound
Brooklyn rockers! A teenage band who exploded on the scene by blending jazz, hip-hop, funk, and rock.
4:12 PM – Tall Pines
Dirty Rock & Roll, Southern Soul and shack shaken’ pleasures.
4:54 PM – Bryan Hansen
Alternative Rock from Central Jersey combining funk, blues & soul into their original blend of music.
5:36 PM – Zach Matari
A unique blend of Pop, R&B, and World Music. Like his song “Dancando” says, Dance like nobody’s watching.
6:18 PM – Emily Cavanagh
Americana, folk, jazz, and indie pop sounds. Her songs reflect the throwback sounds of the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s while maintaining a great pop sensibility. Both a musician and an activist she brings music to underserved communities here and abroad.
7:00 PM – Autumn Jones
Maplewood native R&B singer-songwriter Autumn Jones returns with her band to Maplewoodstock with more funk and soul!
8:15 PM Headliners – Antibalas
Antibalas has long ben revered for re-popularizing the classic Afrobeat sound while adding their distinct New York City grit to the mix. Influences of punk, rock, free jazz, and hip-hop seep into their expansive works to define a truly 21st century translation of the Afrobeat genre and beyond.