Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wild Bills and JCherry Presents,


 Bring you... 


For 
Monster Mash: Music, Movies, & moonSHINE! 


WILD BILLS NOSTALGIA 
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 jcherrypresents.com






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