Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day Two

Day Two of Maplewoodstock kicks off at noon today. We have another day of beautiful weather lined up and a stellar lineup of terrific bands.

Follow us all day long at

Point your browser or mobile device there to get band-by-band updates.

Once again, food and arts and crafts vendors will be out, too. Lots of activities; lots of things to keep you interested (as if the great music wasn't enough already).

See you there!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Today is Maplewoodstody (Day One)

Today is Maplewoodstody (Day One).

We will be sending live tweets throughout the day on our account. Point your browser or mobile device there.

Friday, July 10, 2009

NY Times shout-out

Tara George gave us a shout-out in her NY Times local blog posting --
Show Me Your Maplewoodstocky Basement.

She namechecks both The Caterpillar Book and MyMyndMocean -- both featured bands of Maplewoodstock 2009.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Volunteers Needed

Tom Kerns is the President of HK Community Fund, a community based charitable organization.

Tom says: First let me say thanks to everyone who is performing this weekend. This event has evolved into one of the (if not "the") event of the year in Maplewood and I'm thrilled to be part of it. As some of you know, I have committed to providing the event with an army of teenage volunteers to help with a variety of tasks throughout the 2 days (four days if you include Friday night setup and Monday morning clean up). I have been fortunate to have been able to get commitments from almost 30 local teenagers to volunteer their time. However I still need more. So if any of you have teenager children, or know of any teenagers, who would want to volunteer and receive community service credit (not to mention a free bright green HK Community Fund Volunteer t-shirt) please have them get in touch with me at

Thanks, Tom, for taking some leadership in this. Please take Tom up on his offer to put in some volunteer time to make this weekend a success for everyone.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Vendors and Exhibitors List

Wow, folks. Not only do we have an awesome lineup of music, but we've also got a tremendous lineup of local (and some regional) vendors, too.
Here is a list (subject to change) just to whet your appetite:
  • CHS Ultimate
  • CHS Project Graduation
  • Aron Lifschultz Designs by Aron
  • Joanne Dovds - A Look In The Mirror
  • Ann Vollum - Beastly Beasties
  • Round Table Kids Enrichment Plus
  • Amy Ascolese - Bark Scarf
  • Montclair Cooperative School
  • Jems Custom Designs
  • Ginny Cagar Silkworm Creation
  • Jacqueline Stix Jammin Up Art
  • Hope Spithaler Heart & Crafts by Hope
  • South Mountain Peace Action
  • Bodies in Motion Wellness Studio
  • Copabananas -
  • Kristin Suess - L-Lana -
  • Christopher Geissler
  • Billy Fishkin
  • Scrivener's Toys & Collectibles
  • Ronnie Bonnansco
  • Ta-Shonna's Boutique
  • N’ketiah
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Maria Concilio - Honey Soaps
  • Derek Bacharach - No Brainer Bargains
  • The Beaded Path
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy Designs
  • Express Yourself Studios
  • Mirela Jazdzewska Jantar Handcrafted Jewelry
  • Tiana Rutledge (t-design)
  • Julie Esgun
  • Three Sisters Face Painting
  • Platypus Pottery
  • Shakti Yoga
  • Alison Oxman Semiprecious
  • Amy S. Goldburg ASG designs
  • Danielle L green Collective Elements
  • Valerie Dunckle Egg Art
  • Michael Arnold Speedy Doodle Studios Caricatures
  • Susan Beaty - Mary-Kay
  • The Illustrated Pet
  • Sweetwater Gifts
  • Go Lightly
  • The Motor Guru
  • Bodies in Motion
  • Ellis Designs
  • Embellish
  • Angie Colombo
  • Panda with Cookie
  • Lyons Club
  • Lisa Yannelli
  • One Fine Day
  • A Class Collection
  • Hopscotch
Some of these vendors are also listed at

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New poster

Hey! We've just unveiled a new poster. Check it out. Feel free to print it off and hang it on your refrigerator.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Maplewoodstock 2009 schedule

Sat, July 11:
  • noon -- The Jaybirds
  • 12:45 -- NJ School of Rock
  • 1:30 -- Five Cent Philosophers
  • 2:15 -- Velvet Elvis with Lee Martin
  • 3:00 -- Shark Hat
  • 3:45 -- Mood Ring
  • 4:30 -- Dark Horse
  • 5:15 -- Caterpillar Book
  • 6:00 -- Big Train
  • 6:45 -- FELT
  • 7:30 -- David Easton Band
  • 8:30 -- Jonathan Edwards
Sun, July 12:
  • noon -- Third Gear
  • 12:45 -- 18 Months No Interest
  • 1:30 -- Thursday Habit
  • 2:15 -- Mymyndmocean
  • 3:00 -- New Day Dawn
  • 3:45 -- Curtis Winchester & Friends
  • 4:30 -- The Beeps
  • 5:30 -- Marshall Crenshaw
  • 7:00 -- The THE BAND Band
Schedule is also up at

Band meeting

Maplewoodstock held a band meeting last night to go over logistics for the Maplewoodstock weekend.

A lot of hard work (from setting up the stage and sound, to setting up tents and lights, to picking up garbage and breaking everything down on Sunday night) goes into Maplewoodstock. For the most part, we want the crowds that come to simply enjoy the great music and vibes and pick up after themselves.

But there are volunteer opportunities for people who want to pitch in and help in a more direct way. The bands participating in the event are -- of course -- expected to help, as well as keep on schedule and keep a relaxed vibe.

If your band didn't have a representative at last night's meeting, reach out to Maplewoodstock soon to get the details. If you are not involved in the event, but want to volunteer in some way, reach out to us at

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Maplewoodstock out selling t-shirts and lawn signs

Today, Maplewoodstock was out in force selling t-shirts and lawn signs in Maplewood village.

Here's the skinny:
  • t-shirts are $15 each
  • t-shirt + lawn sign is $25 (that's our "Pledge Package")
  • if you get the Pledge Package, then any additional t-shirt is only $10 each
Plus, we can deliver (and plant) the lawnsigns to your house.

Why should you get a a Pledge Package?
  1. The money we collect on these items helps to defray the cost of running the event and keeps it FREE.
  2. To show your support for this annual community event and spread the word to all your neighbors.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Maplewoodstock lawn signs and t shirts

Hey! Get your Maplewoodstock lawn signs and t shirts.

You can go to to submit your order and we'll deliver a package of lawn sign and t-shirt right to your house!

Show your support today. Your pledge helps us fund this annual community celebration.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Maplewoodstock marched in the Maplewood Memorial Day Parade

Yesterday, several Maplewoodstock-ians marched in the annual Memorial Day Parade.

Thanks to Bonnie Lieberman Czukoski for the photos.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Maplewoodstock on NY Times Maplewood Blog Calendar

Alright! Maplewoodstock 2009 is on the NY Time's Maplewood blog's calendar.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Maplewoodstock mentioned on WFUV

Hey, we hear that Maplewoodstock was mentioned yesterday on WFUV radio.

I guess they were reviewing Marshall Crenshaw's latest album -- Jaggedland -- and mentioned his local appearance at Maplewoodstock!

We'll keep an eye on the WFUV website and blog to see if they post any audio we can link to.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Maplewoodstock 2009 schedule

The schedule for Maplewoodstock 2009 has been officially announced on our flagship site --

While subject to change, you can read it now at

Friday, May 1, 2009

Videos of Thursday Habit from Maplewoodstock 2008

We continue to grow our archive of previous Maplewoodstocks. I just uploaded three videos of Thursday Habit performing at Maplewoodstock 2008.

Here's their version of Red Rain.

Other videos include "Whole Man" and "The Border".

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New logo for 2009

Maplewoodstock has tweaked its logo for 2009. A first look at it below:

Very Special Musicians

Folks, we are still finalizing the musical lineup for Maplewoodstock 2009, but we can say this -- we have some very special musical guests lined up.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Vendors and Exhibitors

Vendors and exhibitors: we are now accepting applications for Maplewoodstock 2009.

Download our vendor form on our site (Word doc).

Maplewoodstock 2009

Yes, folks. Maplewoodstock is back and better than ever in 2009. We can officially announce the dates of Sat and Sun, July 11 and 12, for the Sixth Annual Maplewoodstock -- a celebration of the music and arts community.

T-shirts? We're designing 'em.

Lawn signs? We're printing 'em.

Band lineup? We're deciding.

Art and food vendors? We'll be getting you info soon on how to sign up.

So ... cancel your summer vacation plans and block out that weekend. Someday ... someway ... this Maplewoodstock will be the Best One Ever.