Just a few of the artists/vendors at the Trumbull Arts Festival
Lori Vellardito is a singer/songwriter whose love for music can be attributed to her family’s background. Most of her family were guitarists of different styles. Lori picked up the guitar at the age of 12 and soon began composing instrumental guitar pieces. When her son was born, she realized she loved to write lyrics as well and has written many songs which she tries to keep uplifting and to include a positive message.
Vellardito is in the process of trying to find a producer for her songs with the hopes of creating a CD filled with upbeat and positive music. She also volunteers at Silver Hill Hospital, holding music sessions where she plays songs and discusses with the adolescents, the tough situations they face today.
She takes the stage at the gazebo at 11:30 a.m.
Emily Pisarra will be performing a medley of Broadway hits and favorites at the Trumbull Arts Festival at noon. She is a senior, attending two high schools; one academic-based and one focusing solely on the arts. Emily has been singing and acting since she was 6-years-old. She has performed both locally and in New York City. Favorite local roles include Annie, in Annie, and Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Favorite New York City roles include both Ursula in Broadway Workshop’s The Little Mermaid Jr., as well as Miss Strict in their Zombie Jr. Prom.
Karen Wagner and Robert Iovanna
Husband and wife duo, Broadway cabaret singer Karen Wagner and classical tenor/Hartford Police Officer, Robert Iovanna team up to take you on a musical walk down memory lane. Featuring songs from some Broadway hits, they include Phantom of the Opera, Annie Get Your Gun, Les Miserables and Sweet Charity. Their vocals and stage presence will keep you on the edge of your seat as you sing, dance and clap to your favorite tunes.
emily is trying to get a picture
The Jerrod Cattey Quartet
The Jerrod Cattey Quartet will make a return appearance at the Trumbull Arts Festival. Jerrod leads his own jazz quartet and freelances with a variety of groups and solo artists in the Northeast. He has performed as a musical guest on the children’s show Zoom, and has also performed live on CT radio stations 99.1 WPLR and 105.9 WHCN. The quartet will take the stage at 2:30 p.m.
This year, the Trumbull Arts Festival will be featuring one of the country’s hottest trends, the food truck. Christophe’s Crepe Truck will be at the festival serving a wide of variety of crepes and Belgian waffles. The truck’s owner, Christophe Ensenat, is a classically trained French chef who makes every menu item to order. Christophe offers a variety of both sweet and savory crepes. Savory crepe varieties include everything from brie and ham to a vegetarian pear and gorgonzola. The sweet crepes feature fruits, jams, and the classic crepe favorite, Nutella. Belgian waffles can be topped with similar sweet treats, or just simply with whipped cream or powdered sugar.
Be sure to stop by Christophe’s truck and say “bonjour” to a truly French treat.
Majestic Theatre of Bridgeport
Commercial photographers Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine from Monroe, will display several photographs of The Palace (Poli) and Majestic Theatres in downtown Bridgeport at the Trumbull Arts Festival’s brick walk on Sunday Sept. 15.
Jay and Geralene are currently working on a video presentation about the two theatres and they are looking for people who have stories to share about these theatres. Hopefully, some of these stories may be included in their video. Part of their theatre video can be viewed at the Festival.
Trumbull Animal Group
The Trumbull Animal Group, (TAG) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization formed in 1999. They work closely with the Trumbull Animal Control Officer to provide a variety of services to lost and/or abandoned animals impounded at the Trumbull Animal Shelter. They make every effort to assist in locating permanent, loving homes for all adoptable animals.
TAG volunteers help by raising funds to pay medical costs for adoptable pets. At the request of the Animal Control Officer, they pay for non-emergency illness and injuries including medical assessment, vaccinations, bloodwork, medications, dental care, surgeries, etc. We try to never say “no” when an animal needs care that is beyond the town’s budget.
Vice-President, Debbie Selski and Co-Treasurer, Debbie Miraballes will be sitting at TAG’s table with informational brochures, a donation box, and selling TAG T-shirts.