Shores of French Creek Flood With Music
French Creek Music Festival to take place at three locations in Venango.
Friday, July 6
If one were to paddle up the Mississippi River to the Ohio River, then into the Allegheny, they would eventually reach French Creek. A tributary of the Allegheny River, French Creek flows through Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania and is often referred to as the Venango River.
On those shores, the Venango Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a free music festival on July 6, 7 and 8 for the surrounding communities. Fresh off the heels of the Riverside Music Festival, this event — organized by Justin Moyar — is similarly being held to raise money for the department.
As part of the festival, three venues will host a unique lineup of musicians. Those interested in an acoustic brunch, country, bluegrass and folk should visit the mainstage at the Venango General Store. For Americana and folk, head on over to Sprague Farm and Brew Works. Double D's Blues Bar claims to have all the blues you could want, all night long.
In addition to musical entertainment, a BBQ chicken dinner, cheesesteaks, pulled pork, funnel cakes, and local craft and domestic beer will be available for listeners' enjoyment.
The event is open to all ages and no tickets are required. Additional information and a full list of musical acts can be found online at www.fcmf.rocks. — Hannah McDonald
July 6, 7, 8 // 21747 Cussewago St., Venango, PA 16440 // Free // fcmf.rocks