Arts & Culture South Orange

JESPY House to Host First Annual Disabled American Performers Music Festival September 16

From JESPY House in South Orange:

JESPY House, a nonprofit organization that enables adults with learning and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential and lead independent lives, is proud to present the first annual Disabled American Performers Festival. This music festival, also know as D.A.P Fest, will be a day of celebration and entertainment from various disabled performers throughout the Tri-State Area. The festival is a celebration funded by the Judi House Fund,  to show appreciation for all the clients and families that are a part of the  JESPY House community.

This Family Appreciation Day and D.A.P. Fest will take place on Sunday, September 16  from 12 pm to 5 pm at JESPY House’s Judi House  on 110 Irvington Ave, South Orange NJ. Events will include performances from bands, performers, DJs, and motivational speakers that advocate for the disability community. There will be a food truck catering the event along with free games and competitions with prizes throughout the day.

The goal of this festival is to showcase the talents of performers with disabilities while raising national awareness to the disability community. All performers advocate to raise awareness for equal rights and proper recognition of the disability community.The entertainment line up for the festival includes JESPY House’s own, The J Street Band, Glee Club and Theatre group along with performances by Jesse and the Fancy Cats, Johnny Crescendo, Sal AveNu, Afrah Loskor, Shot Meyer and performers from the Family Residences and Essential Enterprises Inc .The event Producer and Coordinator of D.A.P. Fest, Michael Preston, hopes to “create a platform that can expand to other states and nationally and showcase and celebrate the talents of the disability community.”

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