Chuck VanderVennet will once again serve as this year's Festival MC, as he has done for many years; this time sharing the duties with DJ Rich Warren. His easy-going manner ties all of our divergent performances together. And his introductions and reminders to the audience of their part in supporting our talented guests and the festival are gentle and effective.
In addition to serving as MC at various other folk music events, Chuck is also a veteran performer. He presents a wide variety of music both in solo performances, and as a member of a number of groups including Compass and Guys With Guitars Who Write Songs. Chuck is President of the Lake County Folk Club. And he doesn't let the fact that he is an attorney get in the way of having fun with music.