French Creek Music Festival is Back, Helping to Give Back
A three-day festival benefiting first responders
Thursday, Jul. 4 -6
As we celebrate our independence this Fourth of July, it's important to remember those who continue to serve us and volunteer their time to help others and their community.
The Venango General Store is proud to bring back the French Creek Music Festival, benefiting first responders. The three-day festival is a feel-good event for family and friends alike, featuring local bands such as the Stormalong Scoundrels, 40 Rust, and TK Blues Co., in addition to 17 more.
Mark Olenick, owner of Venango General Store and the heart behind this Music Festival explains that, "This event actually started about six years ago, though it wasn't always a music fest. It used to be a Barbeque Benefit for the Venango Volunteer Fire Department." He mentions how the BBQ didn't bring in the proceeds they had hoped for, but when they decided to switch over to a music festival, it was a true game changer.
"It's great because the music is free, and we have a lot of volunteers that donate their time, and sponsors that provide different raffle opportunities. We have a website and a Facebook page where a list of the bands for this year and even last year's bands can be found. The prizes this year are incredible," Olenick emphasizes.
With a ton of food and craft beers to choose from, in addition to free live entertainment, this is a gig you certainly don't want to miss. Plus, all proceeds will benefit the Venango Volunteer Fire Department. This is a case where it's a win-win for everyone involved. — Kalli Oberlander
Thursday through Saturday // Venango General Store, 21747 Cussewago St., Venango, PA 16440 // fcmf.rocks