Millburn Announces Summer Millith Fair

BY  |  Friday, Apr 01, 2011 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

For years, Maplewood has enjoyed both good vibes and good press from its annual Maplewoodstock music festival. This summer, Millburn is taking a page from its neighbor’s playbook and giving it that feminine touch by premiering the first annual Millith Fair in Taylor Park, on Sunday, July 31st.

Just as Maplewood adapted the Woodstock model for its music festival, Millburn is looking to the all-women Lilith Fair from the 90s. Millith Fair will be a one-day showcase of Millburn’s top female musical talents, including headliners Mother Nature’s Mother, who are famous for their gender-switched versions of popular songs like “It’s Raining Women,” “The Girls Are Back in Town,” “It’s a Woman’s Woman’s Woman’s World,” and the seasonal “Little Drummer Girl.”

Also signed up for the festival are the 50’s-style doo-wop group Vagi-Na-Na; local femme-folk rock from Celestial Daughters; gospel-poppers The Sister Act; the Anglophile sounds of Emma Peel; and garage band The Estro-Physicists. “Every year I drive all the way from Millburn to Maplewoodstock, deal with traffic and parking, and end up having a great time…but I always wonder, ‘Why can’t there be something like this a little more conveniently close to home?’,” says Millith Fair organizer Gina Chocke. “Finally, I decided this is the year, and I was pleasantly surprised at how many of my neighbors were also wanted to make this happen.” Chocke will be appearing on the Millith Fair bill, playing drums in her Go-Go’s cover band, The Beauties of The Beat.

Chocke is still looking for more musical Millburn women to play at the festival (solo acts and bands are welcome; but Chocke is asking, “Please, no men—even on lead guitar), and is promising a concourse of food, crafts, and other local vendors that will add up to an event perfect for moms, daughters, sisters…and their boys and men, too. To sign up as a Millith Fair volunteer or get information about performing at the event, email



  1. POSTED BY Georgette Gilmore  |  April 01, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    OMG, I love Vagi-Na-Na. I play their album over and over and over again.

  2. POSTED BY Brian Glaser  |  April 01, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    I’m more into The Estro-Physicists..

  3. POSTED BY Erika Bleiberg  |  April 01, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    For me, the live recording of Mother Nature’s Mother’s“It’s Raining Women” is an all time fav. Can’t wait to groove with my sisters in Millburn.

  4. POSTED BY Sandy  |  April 02, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    Millburn puts on some terrific shows. If any of you have never ventured there, you should! Besides the higjhlighted herin, they are also host to the biggest and most beautiful classic car show in Essex County. That will come up in May (I will be there with 1 of mine) and also in the center is Taylor Park, famous for its Rose Garden, where poetry is read and strolling violin players stroll about handing out small rose bouques. There are other special displays as well. It’s all in the center and 100 steps to Taylor park. Last year they played host to over 75 cars AND a 1 million dollar Ferrari. Dogs are to be left at home.

Featured Comment

I don't know the suspect, but this is a very good portrait. :-)

Tip, Follow, Friend, Subscribe

Links & Information

New Jersey Gas Prices provided by
Click here to add this map to your website.