Maplewoodstock 2021 has been postponed from Oct 2021 to July 2022. We hope to retain this lineup. See more info on our homepage.
Our 2021 Headliners and Featured Acts
Galactic and Friends of the Brothers will headline Maplewoodstock 2021. Funk Yeah! Is presented as a featured act.
Galactic — the renowned New Orleans based instrumental outfit taking a distinctly contemporary approach towards their own progressive sound, interpolating modern rhythms and electronic instrumentation within the house-shaking framework of the Crescent City’s funk pop ‘n’ roll — will play Saturday, Oct 2, 2021, at 8 PM.
Galactic’s first new studio album in more than three years, ALREADY READY ALREADY – was recently released on their own Tchuop-Zilla Records.
As if their perpetual tour schedule weren’t enough, Galactic recently purchased New Orleans’ legendary Tipitina’s nightclub. “We’re so incredibly honored to be tasked as the current caretakers of such a historic venue,” says Ben Ellman (Saxophone & Harmonica).
Find out more about Galactic at their website: www.galacticfunk.com
Friends of the Brothers
The Friends of the Brothers celebrate the music of the Allman Brothers Band. With members closely associated with the original band, they continue the brotherhood with passion, committed to the ideals of every night being special and unique.
Guitarist/singer Junior Mack has fronted Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band for 12 years. Guitarist Andy Aledort played with Dickey Betts for 12 years. Singer Lamar Williams Jr. is the son of the ABB bassist and performed with the band. Singer/guitarist Alan Paul is the author of One Way Out, the definitive, best-selling Allman Brothers band biography based on 25 years of interviewing the band. The band is rounded out by Lee Finkelstein, Dave Diamond, Craig Privett and Eric Finland, veterans of stalwart bands the Zen Tricksters, Original Blues Brothers Band and Joe Louis Walker. Paul and Finkelstein are Maplewood residents.
Friends of the Brothers will play Sunday, Oct 3, 2021, at 7:30 PM.
Additionally, Funk Yeah! will be a Featured Act on Sunday evening.
What do a bunch of seasoned musicians do when they are not touring with their bands? Create a 70s funk band of course! The band has a solid pedigree of national touring experience. Tommy Bowes (lead vocals) was the lead singer for Tower of Power for 7 years and was also in Blood, Sweat & Tears. Tom Timko (sax) has played with Blood Sweat & Tears, Toto, Aaron Neville and Gloria Estefan.
Also on sax is Dave Mullen, who has played with Nile Rogers, Gloria Gaynor, Parliament Funkadelic and The Brand New Heavies. Chris Vitarello (lead guitar) was in Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band. Andy Huenerberg (bass) has played with blues greats Hubert Sumlin & Dave Fields. Rounding out the band are 2 local Maplewood musicians (Lee Finkelstein – drums, Dave Pressel – keys). Lee has been the drummer for The Blues Brothers for over 15 years and has played with Blood Sweat & Tears as well as Tower of Power. Dave has played keys with Gil Parris and Bernie Williams
Funk Yeah! Will play Sunday, Oct 3, 2021, at 6:10 PM.