Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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.