8th Mazzstock music festival draws about 500 campers

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PHOTOS BY AARON MOELLER
BY DYLAN SKRILOFF

MARLBORO – About 500 music lovers camped out on makeshift fairgrounds setup at the Hampton Rd., Marlboro property of “Big Lee” Mazzola for the eighth annual Mazzstock festival last weekend. Hundreds of other attendees came and went over the course of the three-day festival.

The Hudson Valley’s annual “mini-Woodstock” was first conceived at a 50th birthday bash for Lee in 2008. It is now an annual late summer festival circled on the calendars of so many revelers.

Each Mazzstock has been bigger than the last, drawing a wide array of musical acts. This year’s show was headlined by Zach Deputy, Spiritual Rez, The NYChillharmonic and The Big Takeover. When the acts on the main stage finish their sets Friday and Saturday nights, festivalgoers gather around a bonfire and play acoustic jams. Artists and attendees alike relish the community atmosphere the festival generates.

Members of the festival crew told the Rockland County Times the event has become so popular that the property may be nearing its maximum accommodation. Will Mazzstock continue on Big Lee’s property on Hampton Rd. or will a new grounds be sought?

Stay tuned to hear what’s in store for Mazzstock 2018.