It is that time of year again! Maplewoodstock! A big music festival that has been held in our town for eleven years. It has become somewhat of a holiday in our town with people counting down the days for it to arrive! Maplewoodstock began in 2004 to promote local bands from the Maplewood and South Orange communities but over the last ten years, the show has grown into something much bigger and now brings in not only locals but talent from all over. This year, one of the big headliners performing, include Nora Jones. It is sure to be a fun filled weekend.
Maplewoodstock is a completely volunteer run weekend and the amount of time and effort these volunteers have put into this weekend is amazing. The event is free for everyone. The best part it is that it is so much more than just music. There are local vendors selling their artwork, local restaurants selling their most popular dishes, a kids area and even a beer garden.
This year, I will be taking photos for The Village Green throughout the day. A photographic montage of sorts. Dave and I went to the park early to claim a spot and brought a tent and some blankets. It is such a fun, relaxed day to meet up with friends. I look forward to it every year and today’s incredible weather is only going to make it better!