Our Latest News and Updates

New blanket and canopy policy for 2016

We have been asked to work with the town and the Maplewood Police Department to incorporate some of our own evolving crowd management guidelines with local township ordinances now being enforced. Please read, all who plan to bring a tent, canopy, or blanket:

  1. We will continue to have Canopy Zone -- beyond which tents and canopies cannot be set up.
  2. Tents and canopies are no longer allowed overnight.  The town will remove them.  Tent and canopies cannot be set up before 8 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
  3. If you're not there, expect to share.  In other words, if you "hold" your space with an empty blanket or tent, other may use it in your absence.

Read the full policy.

T-shirts now for sale

Our 2016 t-shirts are now here.  Check out the designs from Mike Choi, Ben Favreau, and Laura Delano Duncan!  We will be selling them most Saturdays until the festival in front of King's in Maplewood Village.  Watch our Facebook and Twitter sites for confirmation.

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.

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

>> Read more about Railroad Earth.

Sunday headliner:  NRBQ

Legendary NRBQ will bring their quirky 4-piece brand of rock, pop, and jazz styles to Maplewoodstock 2016.  Knowing 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.

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 7:15 pm set towards the end of Day 1 of Maplewoodstock 2016.

>> Read more about Maya.

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.

Check out the full lineup for our 2 free days of music:

Food vendor applications for 2016

We are now accepting applications for arts vendors for 2016.

Read more about food vendor applications.

Arts vendor applications for 2016

We are now accepting applications for arts vendors for 2016.

Download now.

Seeking sponsors

Each year, our free festival raises money through a variety of means, including advertisement and sponsorship opportunities.  The money we raise funds our headline acts, professional stage rental and sound support, the cost to produce our merchandize, and other nominal costs associated with producing our two-day free festival.

We have a variety of ways in which local business can support our event and get their name in front of 6,000-8,000 attendees per day.

Download our sponsorship prospectus.


Questions? Email: maplewoodstock@gmail.com or post to our Facebook Page