ARCHIVE – 2015

ARCHIVE - 2015

Sat, July 11, and Sun, July 12, 2015 – our 12th year

Saturday headliner:  The Wailers

Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable other tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. They have also been the first reggae band to tour new territories on many occasions, including Africa and the Far East.

The Wailers will headline Day 1 of Maplewoodstock 2015, as they sprinkle their reggae love over our audience with a set starting at 8:45 pm

>> Read more about The Wailers at

Sunday headliner:  Rusted Root

Rusted Root first gained attention coming out of Pittsburgh, PA, in the early 1990’s for their blend of acoustic, rock, and world music styles — and their platinum-selling When I Woke album. Touring steadily for over two decades, they have forged a reputation for an outstanding percussive-driven live set that gets them dancing and leaves them exhausted.

Rusted Root’s latest album is 2012’s The Movement.

Rusted Root will bring Maplewoodstock 2015 to a close with a Sunday night set starting at 8 pm.

>> Read more about Rusted Root at

Sunday featured artist:  Alejandro EscovedoAlejandro Escovedo

Roots rock and Americana from Austin, TX — with stops in San Fran and NYC. Escovedo’s latest album, Big Station, was produced by the legendary Tony Visconti.

Escovedo has blended the lyricism of Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne with the raw power of the Stooges and the Velvet Underground…the result is music with heart, brains, and a burning sense of adventure.” – Mark Kemp, Rolling Stone

Escovedo will perform at 6:40 on Sunday night.

>> Read more about Escovedo at

Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • noon — Rose Boulevard ( … fun, energetic Folk Pop featuring male/female vocals …)
  • 12:42 — ?Hoochie Coochie Men ( … folk-tinged, blues rock revival born on the crossroads of the Delaware and Lehigh River … )
  • 1:24 — Chris Alleyne … fusing soul, pop and rock, Chris Ayllene’s music recalls the old school, but looks forward with a modern edge … )
  • 2:06 — Pat Karwan ( … original material and cleverly crafted cover tunes with integrity and competence … )
  • 2:48 — Jane Lee Hooker ( … five women from New York City who infuse the grit and attitude of their hometown into the blues … )
  • 3:30 — StarFish  ( … the greatest rock band in the world … for kids and families! …)
  • 4:12 — Julie’s Party ( … funky, bluesy quintet with great interpretations of multifarious covers … )
  • 4:54 — Moodring ( … original music that strives to be truly original; whatever the mood, they jam it … )
  • 5:36 — The Baby Please ( … from Alternative-rock to Alt-country, songs that’ll make you swoon and a setlist from the ultimate Gen X mixtape … )
  • 6:18 — Kwame Binea Shakedown ( … blend of roots rock, funk, and soul; a true reflection of the energy, passion and sound of the city …)
  • 7:00 — JJ Blues Band ( … a driving mix of Texas and Chicago blues … )
  • 7:42 — Queen Ella ( … two time Apollo winner Queen Ella, born Queenella Nicole Gibson, is a full-time pop/r&b singer-songwriter with soul … )
  • 8:45 — The Wailers bring their Reggae sounds of love … read more!

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 —

Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • noon — Atlas Bloom ( … modern power trio fuses energetic stage presence and fierce musicality to create a new brand of Alternative Rock … )
  • 12:42 — The Accelerators ( … power pop trio from Union N.J. influenced by 60’s Surf, British Invasion and 80’s New Wave … )
  • 1:24 — Brother Valiant ( … 7 piece ensemble blending nuances of Jazz, Folk, and Rock into a peculiar patchwork of sounds … )
  • 2:06 — TriState ( … indie rock band from New Jersey. Hooks, harmonies, stabbing guitars, tangential arrangements, and stories from post- youth … )
  • 2:48 — Big Radio ( … high energy power pop rock band … )
  • 3:30 — Thursday Habit … original thoughtful alternative progressive rock music by local favorites to make you move, think, and feel … )
  • 4:12 — Claire Khodara ( … now performing between NYC & London, Claire Khodara was the benediction singer for Pope John Paul II & Pope Benedict XVI, a contestant on American Idol, and has an album on iTunes called Brand New … )
  • 4:54 — Oxygen Box ( … New Jersey-based  soul, rock, reggae band with a mission to uplift the community with positive music … )
  • 5:36 — The DeLorean Sisters … 1980’s pop hits lovingly re-arranged as Americana ol-timey tunes … )
  • 6:40 — Featured Artist Alejandro Escovedo ( … roots rock and Americana from Austin, TX …)
  • 8:00— Rusted Root brings their acoustic, rock, and world music style to close our our festival … read more!