Thank you to everyone for coming out and helping to make this a great event! We know the threat of rain kept a lot of people away but it was a great day overall. Thanks again!
Marlboro Music & Food Festival
September 12th, 2015
Noon - 10:30PM
1996 Recreation Way, Marlboro Township, NJ 07746
Please no coolers or outside food on the premises. Bags and backpacks subject to search.
An amazing headliner for an amazing day.
We start off at Noon with music from Little Jimmy & The Starlites and continue until 8:45 when FIFTY LICKS, the hottest Rolling Stones tribute band takes the stage! In between we packed in some amazing bands like Rock It! from Red Bank, and Dead Bank, the Grateful Dead Tribute Band and Xol Azul! We've also kicked it into overdrive with some amazing food from some of the best Food Trucks around the area, but don't worry, if you're a BBQ fan, we've still kept the best of the best in BBQ. Of course we have our famous Beer Garden, rides for the kids, 50/50's, raffles and more! So check the line up and plan your day and bring the whole family. Please no outside food, drink or coolers, thanks! Remember all monies raised go directly to helping local veterans in need.
Congratulations to the 2015 "Fifty Licks" autographed guitar raffle winner. We would also like to thank Raritan Bay Guitar Repair for donating the guitar so we could have it signed and raffled off to help the Veterans!
The Line Up
Little Jimmy & The Starlites
40 Years of entertaining the tri-state area with their unique style of Classic Rock, Motown and Oldies.
Playing from 12:00pm-1:00pm
Playing from 1:30pm-2:45pm
New Jersey's premier Grateful Dead Tribute Band
Playing from 2:45pm-4:30pm
Rockit! is the premier rock'n'roll experience for young musicians ages 8 to 18. Students learn a variety of classics from the rock canon in a group environment then perform live on the ultimate concert stage of the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ.
Smoke and Mirrors
Playing from 4:30pm-5:45pm
Smoke & Mirrors is a premier Jersey Shore area party rock cover band. If you like it, they probably sing it! Everyone down the shore LOVES Smoke & Mirrors, so get ready to rock to some of your favorites from Glory Days to Uptown Funk, and everything in between.....things aren't always what they seem....Smoke & Mirrors!
Playing from 5:45pm-7:00pm
Xol Azul Band (XAB) is a five piece band formed in 2002 with its original lineup lead by singer and bassist Gidalthi Guillen, guitarist Gil Cruz, keyboardist Fabian Rojas, Drummer Fabian Gomez and percussionist Javier Medel. Their sounds represents the new Latin rock breed singing in Spanish/English, with their CD “Sale el Xol” XAB is capturing American and Hispanic music lovers of all sorts. Important radio and television station such as Telemundo 47,Univision 41, Radio viva 900 (MD), La nueva alternativa 99.5 fm (NYC), Brave new radio WP 88.7 fm had been part of the media following the Band progress. Big things are coming for them so make sure to be part of the Xol Azul Band experience.
Spider Daniels Band
Playing from 7:00pm-8:15pm
Back for the 5th year in a row! This Festival favorite always rocks, with their Blues - Rock sound. Everyone loves Spider!
These guys just freakin rock!
Playing from 8:30pm-10:30pm
If you like the Rolling Stones, then this is your band! They take the stage at 8:30 and will kick it into high gear for the next two hours, playing some of the best loved Stones tunes. So grab a seat on the lawn and get ready to rock to some of your favorite Stones tunes!
At Local 215, we’re committed to sourcing as many ingredients locally as we can while still providing you with high quality affordable food options year round. It is our mission to extend only the freshest, most natural and unprocessed foods to our customers. Buying from local farmers not only makes our dishes delicious; it also supports our neighbors’ livelihoods. We see fostering local businesses as a cooperative responsibility, not only for our community, but for our environment as well. This dedication to great food and good business is the core of our philosophy.
Zinna's Mobile Bistro
Zinna’s Bistro is a family-owned and operated Italian-American bistro that opened in January 2010. It is one of the hidden gems that make up the treasured Cranbury community. At Zinna’s, we believe good food is simple food made with the freshest, highest quality ingredients available including a variety of produce that grows in our very own on-premise garden.
At Jimmy’s BBQ, EVERYTHING is made from scratch. The BBQ meats are house-smoked using hickory and cherry woods, dry-rubbed, and then served to you so you can slather as much of their homemade BBQ sauce on as you’d like. Not only did we come to Jimmy’s on Wednesday (one FREE beer with any order after 5pm), but we had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy himself. He talked to us about the differences in their three types of BBQ sauces, how they smoke their meats, and even was kind enough to give us a sample of their fall-off-the-bone ribs. Now that’s what I call good service!
It’s no surprise knowing how indecisive I am, that we both had to order the Meat Sampler Plate including 5 oz portions of our choice of three meats. Dave ordered the BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork, and Brisket while I chose the Brisket, Chicken, and Hot Italian Sausage (also from scratch, house smoked). We each got to pick two sides, and per Jimmy’s suggestion we each ordered the Smoked Beans, and then the Dirty Corn Salad and Corn Bread.
South by Southwest is Texas barbeque and the sweetest and most savory taste around! Our recipes are cumulative of over 60 years of BBQ cooking experience. Bring the whole family and enjoy the authentic taste of the Southwest. You'll never forget your first taste of Hickory Smoked Barbeque at it's best!
Burgers, BLT's, Chicken & Waffles, Spicy Crab Fries and so much more!
Chewy's is utter deliciousness ... They take lunch truck food to the next level."
- Ryan C., Philadelphia
"I wish my arms were long enough to hug the entire truck"
-Sophie U., Philadelphia
"My breathing is stifled right now because of how fast and furious I devoured a massive veggie burger from Chewy's"
- Shannon P., Philadelphia
- H.S., Philadelphia
Enzo's Brick Oven Pizza.
Family owned and operated since 1984