Meet the Strawberries! Middletown Music Festival! Sunday August 12, from 4-9 PM. Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT.
The Strawberries are a band of multi-talented musicians and poets that formed three years ago.
Inspired by a night of music under the full moon during a summertime festival, J-Cherry and the Strawberries came to be. What's unique about the Strawberries, is that they are a traveling variety show.
They come together as a band with J-Cherry and play original songs written by Cherry and Sparks. The Strawberries also bring their own songs and poetry to the group, making an eclectic arrangement of music and poetry. To find out more visit here.
Presented by J-Cherry Presents, in association with , , WESU 88.1FM, , and sound provided by Stereo Joe. J-Cherry is a local artist living in Portland with her life partner and band mate, co-host and producer, Tim Sparks.
J-Cherry and Sparks produce and host, VOICE of the CITY, airing on WESU 88.1-FM Middletown, Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m.; as well as, Anything Goes Open Mic Monday, at the Buttonwood Tree from 8-10 p.m.
The festival will start with an open mic hosted by J-Cherry.
If you’re a local musician, poet, or comedian, and would like to perform in the open mic, arrive early. Limited space is available. This is a rain or shine event. If the sun shines, bring a picnic or delight in delicious food from the , and enjoy the grove at Middlesex Community College.
If it rains, join us in the state-of-the-art multipurpose room in Chapman Hall. Middletown is an eclectic city with a vibrant arts culture. Attracting artists of every type for across the state, and is the perfect location to host some of the finest local artist for an annual music festival.
This year’s lineup includes the multi-talented Anderson, who plays a variety of unique instruments, some of which he makes himself. Sympetalous, a local bard, will be reciting his unique blend of jazzy poetry throughout the evening.
“Sympetalous? Means my petals are fused sort of like a Morning Glory of Heavenly Blue.”
Gigglejuice, hailing from the east side of the river, plays a fusion of rock, reggae, jazz and psychedelic jams. Gigglejuice will have your feet tapping, and get you up and dancing!
The energetic and rocking Two Virgins, with over 400 original songs, “Tom & Tom are lifetime songwriters and performers who, under the guise of Two Virgins, present an eclectic blend of Americana, power folk, R&B, soul and punk rock music.” J-Cherry and the Strawberries, is a mixture of improvisation, poetry, Americana, folk and roots rock.