Galactic and Friends of the Brothers will co-headline this year’s Maplewoodstock Music and Art Festival, the free, annual event that had to take last year off and was delayed this year because of the pandemic, but is scheduled for Oct. 2-3.
Galactic will headline the first day; Friends of the Brothers, the second. The band Funk Yeah! will also be a featured act on Oct. 3.
Galactic is a veteran New Orleans-based jam band. Friends of the Brothers plays the music of the the Allman Brothers Band and includes several musicians who have been associated with the group: Guitarist-singer Junior Mack has fronted Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band; guitarist Andy Aledort has played with Dickey Betts; singer Lamar Williams Jr. is the son of the ABB bassist; and singer/guitarist Alan Paul, a Maplewood resident, wrote “One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band,” which is considered the definitive book about the group’s history.
Funk Yeah! plays ’70s-style funk and features musicians who have played with Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Nile Rodgers, the Blues Brothers and others.
Maplewoodstock will take place in its usual location, Maplewood’s Memorial Park, and feature vendors and family activities in addition to the music. The festival’s complete schedule is not available yet.
The festival has taken place every year (with the exception, of course, of 2020) since 2004.
Visit maplewoodstock.com for updates.
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