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Maplewoodstock Day 2: Ruthie Foster Headlines Day of Food, Fun, Music & Vendors

With Day 1 of Maplewoodstock 2017 in the books, it’s time to turn your attention to Day 2 and get ready to stake out some space on the Memorial Park amphiteather lawn for these acts scheduled for Sunday, July 9:

Sunday, July 9, 2017

  • noon — Shark Hat … shake it up with songs from the local groove-rockers’ brand new Maplewood-tracked album, Another Fable, and other fun tunes …
  • 12:42  — Whitney Jackson … a young vibrant ecentric vocalist whose melodies and movements feel like a smooth sultry fusion of R&B, jazz, soul, and hip hop …
  • 1:24 —Sister Monk … soul-rocking and djembe-driven, Sister Monk is a joyful sunny sound brimming with celestial ectasy — a perfect tribal world fusion with a funky beat …
  • 2:06 — Bellehouse … female-fronted folk-Americana with luscious harmonies and foot-stomping rhythms …
  • 2:48 — Tomas Doncker and the True Groove All-Stars … a fusion of soul, funk, rock, and blues — global soul at its finest …
  • 3:30 —  The Matt Mattheiss Band … a singer/songwriters from South Orange and his band performing classic covers and original songs from his just-released CD Living in the Grey …
  • 4:12 — The New Watchdog Blues Band … performing classic and eclectic R&B and blues; wll all of them singing — including 3 female vocalists …
  • 4:54 — The Martays … slamming, greasy, bluesy, soulful, boldly-inventive arrangements of classic tunes! …
  • 5:36 — Wedeya … original roots, rock, reggae from Jamaica to NYC! …
  • 6:45 — Featured Act The Hip Abduction … sometimes inspiration strikes from the immersion of living in a far away place; sometimes, inspiration stems from a place that everyone can relate to, but maybe no one’s actually been. This is the music of The Hip Abduction, the vibrant St. Petersburg, FL-based collective that formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music. …
  • 8:15 — Headliner Ruthie Foster  … described by Rolling Stone as “pure magic to watch and hear,” her vocal talent was elevated in worship services at her community church. Drawing influence from legendary acts like Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin, Foster developed a unique sound unable to be contained within a single genre; that uniqueness echoes a common theme in Ruthie’s life and career — marching to the beat of her own drum …

In addition to the music, there will be local arts and craft vendors, a food court – from chicken fingers and tacos to lobster rolls and gluten free cupcakes — a beer garden for kid-dodging parents, and a large KidZone with games, inflatable rides, crafts, and more for our youngest attendees and their minders.

Visit www.maplewoodstock.com for more information.

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