Rumpus!, a one-year old immersive community music organization will be kicking off the Middletown Music Festival, a one-day festival lasting from 12PM to 8PM at Middlesex College on August 11, with some unique talent and an original perspective on what it takes to make music.
This second annual Middletown Music Festival in the grove at Middlesex Community College features the Michael Cleary Band, Mighty Soul Drivers, Two Virgins, SuperTrance, GiggleJuice, Rumpus! and J-Cherry and the Strawberries.
Middletown Music Festival's Lineup
- 12 to 12:20, opening the show/rumpus demonstration
- Supertrance 12:20 to 1:20
- Gigglejuice 1:40 to 2:40
- J-Cherry Strawberries 3 to 4 p.m.
- Two Virgins 4:20 to 5:20 p.m.
- The Mighty Soul Drivers 5:40 to 6:40 p.m.
SuperTrance is an eclectic combination of world instruments weaving aspects of rock, jazz, funk, rap, electronic, didgeridoo and world music to create a super-licious soundscape to groove to!
Gigglejuice is an original fusion of rock, reggae, jazz and psychedelic jamz. Whether it's acoustic or electric, the band offers an uplifting range of diverse sounds which can be custom fit to any venue or party. But don't be misled, Gigglejuice is more than a collection of musicians or musical styles. It is a frame of mind, a state of being, a philosophy to live one's life by. In a world of chaos and conflict, the group offers a refreshing oasis where one can replenish their mind, body and soul.
Two Virgins: 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.
Featuring local hip-hop artist The Ultimate Emcee ElVee, 55 gallon plastic drums, pails from Home Depot, djembes and homemade and classical percussion, Rumpus! will be creating an immersive, improvisational experience that anyone can join. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own drums or anything that they can shake, hit, or blow through to participate in the Rumpus!