Thursday, October 2, 2014

Portland Music Harvest Festival

On Sunday, October 5, at YMCA Camp Ingersoll from 12-6PM, it’s the first annual Portland Music Harvest Festival. Featuring five local bands, The Alex, Randomizer, The Terry Rand Band, JCherry & The Strawberries, gigglejuice and SuperTrance. There will be vendors and food by Higher Grounds Coffee House. The festival is being produced by; Portland residents Jennifer Shafer Wood and her husband Timothy Sparks also known as JCherry Presents.

Wood and Sparks live in the rural section of Portland. One day while hiking they came across the amphitheater being constructed at YMCA Camp Ingersoll. “I was happily surprised last year when we saw the camp building an amphitheater! I immediately reached out to the YMCA and connected with the camp director Tony Sharillo about having a local music festival on the campgrounds. We are thrilled to be able to bring the a collection of great local music to Portland!” explained Wood. Wood and Sparks produce, The Annual Middletown Music Festival that takes place the second Sunday in August and is now heading into its forth consecutive year. They also produce VOICE of the CITY a live radio show featuring local arts and music, airing on WESU 88.1FM on Tuesday nights from 8-9PM. 

This is a family friendly event and is alcohol and tobacco free. There is plenty of space to lounge and picnic on the beautiful campgrounds. There is $10 suggested donation. With each donation you can enter the drawing and win free CDs from the performing artists.

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