Church of the Holy Trinity
381 Main Street (in front of the Church)
11am-Noon: Medusa, featuring Jocelyn Pleasant and Corey Hutchins
Tap (re-)meets jazz in this adventurous quartet featuring Middletown percussionist and educator Jocelyn Pleasant, bassist David Uhl, guitarist Dan Liparini, and tap dancer Corey Hutchins.
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10-10:45 Alastair Moock
Alastair Moock is a 2013 GRAMMY Nominee and two-time Parents’ Choice Gold Medal Winner. The New York Times calls him “a Tom Waits for kids” and The Boston Globe declares that, “in the footsteps of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, Alastair Moock makes real kids music that parents can actually enjoy.” Moock and Friends’ live shows are rowdy, rootsy, singin’ and dancin’ fun for the whole family!
12:30pm: Main Street Brass Band Parade with The Funky Dawgz, with a welcome from Wesleyan University President Roth
Join The Funky Dawgz Brass Band and your fellow Strollers for a short sidewalk parade up one side of Main Street and down the other! Don’t be shy — bring your own trumpet, guitar, kazoo, shaker, and/or dancing feet, and help us celebrate Middletown!
1-1:45pm: Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Born at UConn, based in NYC, and with a trombonist (Marvin McNeill) beginning a PhD program at Wesleyan this fall, The Funky Dawgz are here to help Middletown party down! This internationally-touring 10-piece band plays a contagious mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, hip hop, funk, and current hits with a brass twist. www.funkydawgzbrassband.com
2-2:45pm: Joyful Noise Praise Band
Holy Trinity’s Joyful Noise Praise Band is a contemporary Christian band formed in 2005, based at Church of the Holy Trinity on Main Street, Middletown. The band was formed initially to add contemporary Christian music to the more traditional music of the Episcopal liturgy, and to encourage greater participation in the Church by young people. Over the years the band has grown and changed and is fully incorporated into the life of the Church, with the Sunday service on the 3rd Sunday of every month led by the Praise Band. The Praise Band also plays at other churches, coffee houses, and concerts.
3-3:45pm: Community Open Mic
It's your turn to shine! Bring your bandmates, or play solo and entertain Main Street Strollers at this community open mic. Each act plays 1-2 songs. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by and see if there's a slot left!
9:30am-12pm on the lawn: French Connection painters
25 years ago, painters in the French Connection studied abroad together in France through Wesleyan's Graduate Liberal Studies program. Since then, they have continued to paint together, with founding members and new, in locations across Connecticut. Their work is exhibited in libraries, town halls, churches, historic buildings, and galleries — including MAC650 in Middletown, where they will exhibit their paintings during the second week of October.
10am–2pm in the Church: Middletown in Stained Glass
Drop in to join Parish Historian Diane Reed for a tour of the windows of Church of the Holy Trinity, installed between 1873-1874. Learn about their symbolism, the Middletown patrons who gave them, and the people in whose memory they were given.