Written by NYS Contributor: Chad Dickens
With the motto 3 days, 2 stages, 1 love, no worries, Mazzstock Music Festival is something special. With a long history ranging back for over a decade, people are taking notice of the intimate and affordable festival located within the picturesque, bucolic Hudson Valley Region at Mazzstock Field in Marlboro, NY. Conveniently 1.5 hours from New York City, 2 hours from Hartford, 3 hours from Philadelphia and 4 hours from Boston, Mazzstock is celebrating its 12th year (5th year as a 3 day fest) and drawing crowds with another very strong lineup.
Co-Founder “Big Lee” Mazzola, co-producer Vinny Pomarico and their team, have always been known for providing a superior music experience, but this year’s Mazzstock offers an impressive assortment of quickly ascending artists. Festival favorite and Mazzstock veteran, Zach Deputy, returns as a headliner, while Flux Capacitor, Dark Side of the Hudson, Gratefully Yours, Escaper, Cousin Earth and Cosmal are just a few offerings on the festival’s varied lineup – which also features a number of stylized and talented DJs for late-night silent disco.
The most incredible thing about Mazzstock is that the 3-day pass is very reasonably priced – hands down the most affordable festival you’ll find all summer – ensuring one gets a lot of bang for the buck. Three-day passes for Mazzstock Music Festival are available here. The festival is two weeks away, from August 9 to 11, so one should start making their plans now – this is a festival that should not be missed.
Check out our list of five acts you’ll definitely want to catch this year below!
This jovial master looper returns as the headliner with his patented potent musings
Hayley Jane and the Primates
The beautiful and talented Hayley Jane and her band return to share infectious tunes in one of their last shows ever
This Brooklyn-based outfit, heavily influenced by the ukulele, offers an energetic and unique bevy of jams.
This eclectic duo consistently delivers translucent melodies and contagious grooves.
DJ Joey Hernandez
The innovative and energetic DJ will be dropping those deep funky house music beats for your dancing feet.