With the motto “3 days, 2 stages, 1 love, no worries,” Mazzstock Music Festival is definitely onto something. With a long history ranging back for a decade, people are definitely taking notice of the intimate and affordable festival located at Mazzstock Field in Marlboro, NY, within the picturesque Hudson Valley Region. Outside of the festival’s convenient location that’s 1.5 hours from New York City, 2 hours from Hartford, 3 hours from Philadelphia and 4 hours from Boston, this year, Mazzstock is celebrating its 10th year and drawing crowds with their strongest line-up to date.
Vinnie Pomarico, Lee Mazzola and Victoria Boudreau and their team have always been known for providing superior music, but this year’s Mazzstock Music Festival offers an even more impressive assortment of quickly ascending artists. Festival favorite Zach Deputy is set to headline, while Spiritual Rez, Primate Fiasco, Teddy Midnight, Big Takeover, Cosmal, and Cousin Earth are just select call-outs from the festival’s varied lineup, which also features a number of DJs and a late-night silent disco.
The most incredible thing about Mazzstock is that the 3-day pass is only $70, ensuring you get a lot of bang for your buck. Three-day passes for Mazzstock Music Festival are available here, and single-day passes remain available for purchase. The festival is less than 40 days away, so one should start making their plans now—this is a festival that should not be missed. Check out our list of six of the acts you’ll definitely want to catch this year below!
Reggae is well represented with this Boston-based band. Toft Willingham delivers smooth vocals, Meat Miller has nuance behind the kit, and the group’s songs have punch and energy.
The Other Brothers
The up-and-coming outfit from local New Paltz, NY, which is led by Chris Owens, has been tearing up the scene of late following the group’s monster set at Disc Jam.
Part of the Brooklyn Jam Syndicate, Teddy Midnight has been garnering many new fans over the past year with their continuos touring schedule. The group pushes new electronic boundaries while keeping their own distinct jam sensibilities.
Originally from Hilton Head, SC, Deputy has forged his own path while earning a reputation as a looping master. The grooves that he creates at shows are infectious and contagious danceathons.
Based out of Brooklyn, this original and eclectic outfit, led by the masterful ukulele provided by Joey Calfa, is known for their electric live shows. Co-fronting duo, Lawton and Brennan really bring the goods.
The Big Takeover
The next generation of scorching hot reggae/ska music is in good hands with this rhythmic band from Kingston, NY. Hearing the sound of Nee Nee’s angelic and powerful voice is worth the price of admission alone.