Tuesday, June 30, 2015


This year at The 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival 

August 8 & 9 @ Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road

brought to us by, Rusa D'Alessandro founder of, Middletown Art Academy. Located on Main Street in Middletown.  Rusa is a multitalented visual artist with expertise in color, art history, a local visionary with an eye for art.  Rusa has her finger on the art pulse here in Middletown and she has gathered a group of top notch artists to paint live this year at the Middletown Music Festival!

Middletown Art Academy 

Rusa D'Alessandro, a world class artist.

Armida Espaillat, award winning artist and teacher

Teresa Rogers, is a mixed media collaborative community artist

Janna MariePeruta, is a multitalented mixed media artist

LIVE and LOCAL... this is GREAT ART! 

The 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival


This year the Middletown Music Festival is expanding to two days, 8.8 & 8.9, 2015!!
We expect a large crowd!! JOIN US (O: 

We have vendor spots available. We have room for a couple more food vendors as well. Spots are very reasonable. If you are interested in vending please message Darcy Anderson-Abbott, Vendor Coordinator, rabbott72@snet.net for all the details.


HannaH's Field

gigglejuice, Kevin Day

Monday, June 29, 2015

The 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival 
 Saturday, August 8, from 1-10:30PM, and Sunday, August 9, from 12-7PM.

The 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival to be held at Middlesex Community College on Saturday, August 8, from 1-10:30PM, and Sunday, August 9, from 12-7PM. Brought to you by JCherry Presents, with sound provided by Stereo Joe, and support from the Middletown Commission on the Arts, Middlesex Community College, and WESU 88.1FM, Middletown. 

The annual festival is a celebration of local music being produced in the state of Connecticut. The festival will take place in the Cedar Grove at Middlesex Community College. In case of rain the festival will be held indoors at Chapman Hall. There is a suggested $10 donation, a drawing ticket will be given with each donation. Drawing prizes include music CDs, vendor gifts, and more! There will be local vendors, local food, yoga, belly dancing, hula hooping, outdoor games and lots of dancing. This year we are excited that Middletown Art Academy will provide live art painting! This is an all ages family festival open to everyone. 

This year we have another stellar line up with thirteen bands, and six acoustic acts, and two stages. On Saturday you can catch, Jennifer Hill, gigglejuice, JCherry & The Strawberries, Someone You Can Xray, Joey Batts & Them, SuperTrance, and StraddleDaddy on the Cedar Grove Stage, and Robert C. Fullerton, Julia Autumn Ford, and Erica Lynn, on the Acoustic Stage. 

Sunday catch Kalimur,, Randomizer, The Terry Rand Band, Hannah’s Field, The Balkun Brothers, and The Michael Cleary Band on The Cedar Grove Stage, and Joe Paresi, Rust’d Keys, and Seat Of Our Pants, on The Acoustic Stage. Tune into VOICE of the CITY airing on WESU 88.1FM, Tuesday nights from 8-9PM to catch a preview of the 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival. Also visit jcherrypresents.com for artists bios, videos, and all festival information. Live and local… this is one great festival! 
flier designed by Dana Newman

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Someone You Can Xray

at the Middletown Music Festival 8.8 & 8.9
supported by a grant from the MCA
Hosted by Middlesex Community College 
produced by 
JCherry Presents
 festival radio station

The 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival 
Saturday from 1-10PM, and Sunday 12-7PM

Featuring the dynamic 
 Someone You Can Xray 

Cedar Grove
100 Training Hill Road

Tune into VOICE of the CITY for Someone You Can Xray on 
7.28.15 @ 8PM
WESU 88.1FM 

poster designed by 
Dana Newman

Find out more about Someone You Can Xray 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

JCherry & the Strawberries sprinkled with gigglejucie and friends at Thank The Lake Day! Photography by Janna-Marie Peruta

We are thrilled to have Janna at the 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival this year!! Her work is stunning!! 
The 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival, August 8th & 9th!!
Middlesex Community College Cedar Grove
100 Training Hill Road Middletown, CT 06457
Rain or Shine!

Janna-Marie Peruta is a resident of Middletown, Connecticut. She was born in Meriden, Connecticut in September 1985, during storm Gloria. She resided in Meriden, Ct until she was 25 years old. She has always been a part of the art community, in many different forms. She was part of the Wesleyan University CCY program when she was 16 years old, studying poetry and non-fiction writing. She was a general studies major at Middlesex Community College before leaving to start a full time position as well as starting a family. Through out the years she has maintained a fascination for all things creative. She loves to paint and has been affiliated with art shows in her community. She is currently working on a collection of watercolor paintings for her solo show, due to happen sometime this coming winter. Her flare for photography has been a constant since she was a very little girl. She loved to take pictures and tote her camera around with her wherever she went. As Janna became an adult, the fascination with photography only intensified, thus, The art of JMPeruta was born. Janna wanted a company that would incorporate all of her art and did not want to be tied down to any specific art. The Art of JMPeruta focuses mainly on various mediums of painting, photography and tarot reading. Janna has been reading cards since she was 11 years old and has been reading them professionally since 2012. When doing readings, she likes to concentrate on the subjects life path, whether or not they are on the right one, how to get there if they are not and how to stay on it if they are. She aims to use her ability to read to help others find their own divine purpose in life and how to be the best version of themselves. She lives with her loving husband and two children. She has been married since 2007. Aside from artistic adventures, Janna likes to spend her time with her family, hiking and cooking. If you would like to keep up to date with Janna's progression please "like" her facebook page at www.facebook.com/theartofjmperuta or you can follow her blog at www.theartofjmperuta.blogspot.com she also maintains an instagram account as GYPSYHIKER

The 4th Annual Middletown Music Festival, August 8th & 9th, Presents


Playing Saturday the 8th @ 9:00PM
The Cedar Grove at MxCC
Rain or shine
Suggested donation $10

homegrown from Middletown! From hip hop to rock, this band is going to heat up the dance floor!  There are Erik Pearly on lead vocals, Chris Symington on vocals, Dave Collins on guitar and vocals, Brandon Warren on the drums, Craig Lundell on guitar and vocals, Shawn La Rochelle on bass and beatbox.

Tune into our official festival radio station WESU 88.1FM 
and VOICE of the CITY 
Tuesday nights from 8-9PM.
Live and local... 
this ain't no commercial radio! 

These guys have the kind of chemistry that makes great music happen! 

supported by a grant from the MCA! 
Thank you for hosting and supporting us MxCC
Let's get the party started!