Monday, July 23, 2012

Middletown Music Festival, August 12 from 4-9PM at Middlesex Community College

The first annual Middletown Music Festival to be held on Sunday, August 12, from 4-9pm at Middlesex Community College. Presented by J-Cherry Presents, in association with Middlesex Community College, The Buttonwood Tree, and WESU 88.1FM. The show will start with an open mic hosted by J-Cherry. If you’re a local musician, poet, or comedian, and would like to perform in the open mic, arrive early. Limited space is available. This is a rain or shine event. If the sun shines, bring a picnic or delight in delicious food from the Tibetan Kitchen, and enjoy the grove at Middlesex Community College. If it rains, join us in the state of the art multipurpose room in Chapman Hall. Middletown is an eclectic city with a vibrant arts culture. Attracting artists of every type for across the state, and is the perfect location to host some of the finest local artist for an annual music festival.

Mr. Anderson performing at the Buttonwood Tree

This year’s lineup includes, the multi-talented Mr. Anderson, who plays a variety of unique instruments some of which he makes himself. 

Sympetalous performing at the Buttonwood Tree

Sympetalous, a local bard will be reciting his unique blend of jazzy poetry throughout the evening. “Sympetalous? Means my petals are fused sort of like a Morning Glory of Heavenly Blue.” 

Gigglejuice, plays a fusion of rock, reggae, jazz and psychedelic jams. Gigglejuice will have your feet tapping, and your body dancing! 

Two Virgins

The energetic and rocking, Two Virgins, with over four hundred original songs, “Tom & Tom are lifetime songwriters and performers who, under the guise of Two Virgins, present an eclectic blend of Americana, 'Power Folk', R&B, Soul, and Punk Rock music.”

J-Cherry and the Strawberries

J-Cherry and the Strawberries, is a mixture of improvisation, poetry, Americana, folk and roots rock. Here’s what critics have to say about J-Cherry and the Strawberries, “J-Cherry and the Strawberries took to the stage and played to a house that overflowed the music room and spilled out into the library. A local artist with a passion for music, lead singer J-Cherry, a.k.a. Jennifer Shafer Wood, plays her own soulful style of blues, poetry, and funk surrounded by an ethereal musical background.” Middletown Patch.

When you support the local music scene, you support a vital part of the community. Local music brings people together in public places and stimulates interaction and local commerce, on a social and business level. With a hard economy people are not able to afford concert tickets to big name acts these days, or even movie tickets. There’s no need to have to pay a fortune for good music and entertainment when we’re surrounded by it in our communities! That doesn’t mean local music should be free and that is why we request a suggested donation of $10. Live and local… this is great music!

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