Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Flux

recorded LIVE at WESU 88.1FM Middletown

VOICE of the CITY airs Tuesdays from 8 - 9 PM

The Flux live on WESU 88.1FM

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Monster Mash Lineup & Schedule 10/16 -10/18, Wild Bills, 1003 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT

 at 3PM and close at 11:30PM

Gates open 10am and close at 11:30PM

Gates open at 10am and close at 5PM

Movies provided by Sandbox Arts!! 

 when the sun goes down
welcome to the strange and obscure! 

Friday and Saturday night!! 

tickets $10 gets you music all day and night until the gates close! 
Chilly Camper Special now $30.00 for the weekend! 
Dress warm for evening fun! Saturday is The Monster Ball come in COSTUME!!

Party responsibly!! 
BYOB 21+


MONSTER MASH is brought to you by the FESTIE TRIBE @ JCherry Presents! 


Special Guest Emcee, 
Poet, Producer, Artist, C.C. Arshagra

Monster Mash Lineup: 

Friday night: 

Funk Tent 

Lydia Hunt 6:30

Gigglejuice  7 - 7:45

JCherry & The Strawberries 8:00 - 8:30

Kozmic Therapy   9:00 - 9:45 

LampLighter 10:15 - 11:00


Monster Stage

We've Got Rhythm 11 - 12

Rust'd Keys 12:30 - 1:30

Mental Pause 2:00 - 3:00

Randomizer  3:30- 4:30 

Murderous Chanteuse 5:00 - 6:00

Funk Tent

Yvon J. Cormier 6:15 - 6:45

Dapper Rascal 7 - 8

CherrySparks & The Monster Mash Band 8:30 - 9:30
with special guests

SuperTrance 10 - 11


Monster Stage 

Soule Styce 11- 11:45

Jay Roberts 12:15 - 1:00

HeadSpace 1:30- 2:15 

Amity 2:45- 3:30

The Terry Rand Band 4:00 - 4:45 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wild Bills and JCherry Presents,

 Bring you... 

Monster Mash: Music, Movies, & moonSHINE! 

visit wild bills online, CLICK HERE
1003 Newfield Street, Middletown
Where the wild, weird, zany and creative, let loose!

"It's the wild west of venues," JCherry

There is a place on the outskirts of Middletown with the world’s largest bobbling head, a giant jack-in-a-box, a haunted mansion, and a colorful cornucopia of visual art on almost every paintable surface. Wild Bills Nostalgia on Newfield Street, in Middletown, is home to the unusual, the retro, the odd, and the bobbling heads. On any given day you can wonder around inside the shop at Wild Bills and find stuff you never knew existed. From posters, to retro toys, leather jackets, LPs, board games, and retro clothes. 

The walk through Fun House is quite the site! It’s crocked windows and zany design scream for attention, scream for the curious, but the city won’t let it open. The building needs a $70,000 sprinkler system. So it sits empty for now, while the creative and resourceful array of artists that are attracted to Wild Bills, plot and scheme to raise the funds in order to open the Fun House doors. In the meantime, Wild Bills isn’t just a shop, it’s a way of life, an attraction to visit, a place to explore. Outside three Yugo cars sit balanced on top of fiberglass balls. There is a giant field, a stage, and a outside movie theater, an organic garden, and a farm stand. The possibilities for fun and creativity are endless. 

Local artists have used Wild Bills to film movies, do photo shots, paint murals, and most recently host festivals. Once a hotspot night club back in the 40s, Wild Bills is now a hopping venue in it’s own right. Attracting creative types from across the state to produce festivals. One such artist was thrilled at the opportunity to produce a show at Wild Bills. JCherry, of JCherry Presents, is  a local artist/producer, and radio host at WESU 88.1FM. She has been producing shows in CT for the last decade. Most notably are, VOICE of the CITY, airing on WESU 88.1FM since 2009. VOICE of the CITY features local artists, musicians, and creative people in CT, and The Annual Middletown Music Festival held every second weekend in August at Middlesex Community College now in it’s fifth year of production.

Joe McCarthy of SandBox Arts and Radio Obscura, a fellow artist and radio producer at WESU, approached JCherry about producing a show at Wild Bills. And Monster Mash: Music, Movies, and moonSHINE was born! Monster Mash will feature over a dozen local bands including, JCherry and the Strawberries, gigglejuice, Murderous Chanteuse, Snooty Garland, The Terry Rand Band, SuperTrance, Randomizer, Kozmic Voodoo, Amity, and more!  The music is all original with genres in rock and roll, jazz, pop, funk, indie, and folk. There is something musically for everyone explained JCherry. “Connecticut is home to an array of very talented local bands. We are blessed and it gives me such a high to bring this music to the public at Wild Bills!” On Saturday there will be a costume party being dubbed, Monster Ball with a grand prize collection of local music CDs going to the “best costume”.

Monster Mash runs the whole weekend starting on Friday, October 16th at 3PM, and ending on Sunday, October 18th, at 4PM. Tickets are $40 to camp for the whole weekend, day passes are $10 a day. There will be a vendor village for local shopping, local food vendors, games, knocker balls, lots of music and dancing, movies, and more! For tickets and more information visit

Friday, September 11, 2015

Monster Mash: Music, Movies, & moonSHINE!

Get your tickets here! Only $40 to camp! 
$20 for whole weekend day pass till midnight, and $10 for the day

                                                                  sound by Stereo Joe

TWO DAYS! TWO STAGES! Wild, Live, and Local! October 16-18 @
Wild Bills on 1003 Newfield Street , Middletown, CT. Camping $40, day pass till midnight $10. Saturday night is Monster Ball, come dressed up and win some awesome local music for your collection, and a JCherry t-shirt! Ladies, we have girly Ts that suit your curves (0; 

MONSTER BALL, Saturday, October 17th @ Monster Mash! 

JCherry & The Strawberries
Dapper Rascals
Snooty Garland
The Terry Rand Band
Kozmic Vodoo
Soule Styce
Jay Roberts
Caution Tape
Mental Pause
(My parents jazz funk band, not yet named. Hey, the apple, or the cherry, in our case, don't fall far from the tree!
And more TBA.

‪#‎JCherry‬ ‪#‎JCherryPresents‬ ‪#‎VOICEoftheCITY‬ ‪#‎WildBills‬

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

JCherry Presents

 Mission Statement

Our mission at JCherry Presents is to feature creative people in the community on the airways at WESU 88.1FM. We also produce seasonal concerts, and regular open microphones throughout the State of Connecticut. Our radio show is the heart of our mission and provides a valuable space for the emerging artist to share their work on the public airways. Our theme is local and creative. 

We provide a means for first time artists to perform, and an outlet for seasoned artists as well. We strengthen the artists’ relationship with the community by sustaining a platform where the artist and the public can connect. With our focus on the local arts scene,we give the community a chance to be heard, while educating the public about cultural and artistic happenings in their communities. 

VOICE of the CITY, WESU 88.1FM
since 2009, airing on WESU 88.1FM Middletown, Tuesday evenings from 8-9PM, is a showcase of the many talented and creative people here in Middlesex County and Connecticut at large. VOICE of the CITY originates from the concept of Vaudeville.  Vaudeville has an interesting history. At its core, vaudeville is a variety show from the many people in a city. The word Vaudeville comes from the French word, Voix de Ville and in English translates to voice of the city. We bring vaudeville, the voice of the city, to the airways at WESU 88.1FM.

Anything Goes Open Mic, 
since 2009, open mic aka microphone, is a bridge to the stage for aspiring artists, and place to hone in your skills and practice before a live audience for the seasoned artist.  Open mic is a fabulous modern vaudeville show. At Open Mic you will find people of all ages. JCherry Presents produces open mics in Third Spaces throughout Connecticut. A Third Space is a place outside of the home and work, where people like to gather. A Third Space can be a coffeeshop, a community center, or an art center like The Buttonwood Tree, where Anything Goes is produced monthly since 2009. A third space is simply a public place where people can gather. At Anything Goes Open Mic, all voices without censorship can be heard.

The Annual Middletown Music Festival 
since 2012, each summer we bring local musicians, artists, poets, dancers, and more, to the Annual Middletown Music festival. Held at Middlesex Community College the 2nd weekend of August. We started with one small stage, four bands, a poet, and a dancer on a Sunday afternoon. We have grown into a two day festival with two stages, over eighteen bands, three emcees, more poets, dancers, and a local vendor village where people can shop local. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival Schedule


The 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival Schedule 

Cedar Grove Stage: 

Drum Circle 1:00 - 1:30

Jennifer Hill (peace belt)
1:50 - 2:30

Joey Batts & Them 
3:05 - 3:45

JCherry & the Strawberries/  
4:20- 5:00   (JCherry/peace belt)

5:35 - 6:15   (Kevin Day/peace belt)

Someone You Can Xray     (Dana Newman/peace belt)
6:50 - 7:30

SuperTrance   (peace belt) 
8:05 - 8:45

9:20 - 10:30

Saturday Acoustic Stage

Emcee FreeStyle

1:30 - 1:50

Robert C. Fullerton 
2:35 - 3:05

Julia Autumn Ford &Tracy Walton
aka Belle of the Fall
6:15 - 6:45

Erica Lynn
7:30 - 8:00

EMCEEE FreeStyle


The 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival 
Cedar Grove Stage 

12:00 - 12:40

Terry Rand Band 
1:15 - 1:55

2:30 - 3:10 

HannaH's Field (Hannah/peace belt)
3:45 - 4:25

Balkun Brothers (Nick Balkun/peace belt)
5:00 - 5:40

Michael Cleary Band (Michael Cleary/peace belt)
6:15 - 7:00

Sunday Acoustic Stage

Joe Paresi
12:40 - 1:10

2:00 - 2:25

Rust'd Keys 
3:10 - 3:40  (Diane Koz/peace belt)

Amber Cello
4:30 - 4:40

Basil Ali 
4:45- 4:55

5:40 - 6:10

SuperTrance LIVE @ The 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival

Catch them on Saturday night 
on The Cedar Grove Stage
 August 8-9 
@ Middlesex Community College!!
100 Training Hill Road, 
Middletown, CT


Seat Of Our Pants - Up To The Mountain (Cover)Seat Of Our Pants - Up To The Mountain (Cover) Catch Them on Sunday @ The 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival THIS WEEKEND!! August 8-9 @ Middlesex Community College

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Joe Paresi LIVE @ The Middletown Music Festival

Saturday and Sunday, August 8-9
@ Middlesex Community College
100 Training Hill Road 
Middletown, CT 

Catch Joe on Sunday on The Acoustic Stage @ 12:40

Joe Paresi LIVE on VOICE of the CITY
Tuesday nights from 8-9PM  

The Terry Rand Band LIVE at The 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival

Saturday and Sunday August 8-9
Catch them on Sunday on The Cedar Grove Stage 
Middlesex Community College 100 Training Hill Road

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Julia Autumn Ford and Tracy Walton

aka Belle of the Fall... because two are better than one... 

The Middletown Music Festival
August 8-9
@ Middlesex Community College 
100 Training Hill Road

Catch them Saturday on The Acoustic Stage after 6PM

Julia Autumn Ford - Don't Give Up On Me

Monday, August 3, 2015