Charlestown Rhythm & Roots yearly songs festival has been canceled

Chuck Wentworth’s yearly Rhythm & Roots tunes festival held a notable position in his big heart. The Charlestown new music pageant was in the hearts of a lot of supporters, also, which was fantastic. 

But Wentworth’s real heartbeat was not terrific. It was irregular. 

The festival’s 70-calendar year-previous founder and seemingly perennial organizer uncovered himself at chance past summertime in the midst of the hardest management job he’d ever encountered — due in significant part to the pandemic. 

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On the Saturday of the Labor Working day weekend party, his wife, Deb, informed him he was not himself. At the healthcare facility, the health professionals did not like his essential indicators. They admitted him. 

On Wednesday, Wentworth announced that following a lot more than two decades, his household-operate audio fest has operate its training course. He cited assistance from his doctors and claimed the stresses of the yr-spherical career are also terrific. 

The pageant, which drew an approximated 10,000 people today to 227-acre Ninigret Park about the holiday getaway weekend last 12 months, has been a key contributor to the late-summertime economy along Rhode Island’s southern shoreline.