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Saturday October 24 Concert
$10 Admission (kids under 12 free with adult)
Noon to 8:00 pm at Frandy Campground
Inspiring Music
Brian Vander Ark
Gary Mazzola & Acoustic Planet
RJ Eskow
Out of the Question
Banshee in the Kitchen
Valerie Cassity Tribute to Mary Travers of Peter, Paul, & Mary
Dos Guys
Marc Irving Weber
Archie Logsdon
Progressive Speakers
Cenk Uygur The Young Turks
Nadia McCaffrey
Dwayne Hunn World Service Corps
RJ Eskow A Night Light
Richard Greene Air America- "Hollywood! Clout"
Dr. Mark Martinez Myth of the Free Market
Dr. Holly Spohn-Gross Rotary International - World Polio Day

Brian Vander Ark. Massive success and its aftermath have sent many artists into oblivion, forever trying to recapture the moment when the world first bowed at their feet. That moment came for Brian Vander Ark when, as the lead singer and principal songwriter for The Verve Pipe, he sold more than 3 million albums worldwide and produced a string of hit singles, including the #1 song 'The Freshmen.' More than just the frontman, Vander Ark was its literal and figurative voice, providing the creative spark and writing songs that gave the band its devoted following. Although the songs were cast in the style of the era, they remain singular and special. His gift is one of tremendous storytelling clarity expressed through melodies and rhythms that are unique, riveting, intensely personal and entirely gripping.
Cenk Uygur is co-host of The Young Turks on Air America Radio. Cenk’s on-air career began as a weekend talk show host on WWRC radio in Washington, DC and WRKO radio in Boston, MA. He later worked as commentator, head writer and supervising producer of “The Times,” the news show for WAMI-TV. From WAMI, Cenk moved to Sirius Satellite Radio where he started The Young Turks, first original talk show for Sirius Satellite Radio and the first live internet TV show, along with co-host Ben Mankiewicz. Learn more at

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business and Columbia University Law School, Uygur joined the prestigious Philadelphia law firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath in their Washington DC office. He then worked as an entertainment lawyer for Parcher, Hayes & Liebman in New York City.
Nadia McCaffrey is the founder of Veterans Village, a nonprofit organization that promotes mental and holistic wellness and palliative care for veterans returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, especially those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When her son, Sergeant Patrick McCaffrey, died in Iraq, Nadia began to focus on promoting peace and justice and reaching out to parents that have lost loved ones in the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Video:
RJ (Richard) Eskow is a consultant, writer, and musician whose work history includes stints as a Fortune 500 executive, a professional rock musician, and as a consultant in policy, technology, and health issues for public and private clients domestically and in over 20 foreign countries. His commentary, profiles, and analysis pieces have been cited or published in many online venues, in Washington and Baltimore newspapers, and elsewhere. His radio and television appearances include an interview/confrontation with Tucker Carlson over Eskow’s characterization of the Whittington shooting as “Cheney’s Chappaquiddick,” appearances on the BBC, and a debate on Fox News with Sean Hannity and Gary Bauer over “Islamofascism.” He has conducted newsmaking interviews with John Kerry, Russ Feingold, and other political leaders. Richard is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is an occasional co-host for “The Young Turks” radio show, despite being neither young nor Turkish.
Marc Weber. Dr. Weber has a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Master of Music from Yale School of Music,and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He has written for orchestra, band, mixed ensembles, choirs, and a variety of solo instruments over the years. While he was in Iowa his music was performed by the University of Iowa Center for New Music and he premiered band works with Columbus High School and Hudson High School. He also founded and directed Iowa Creative Music, through which he gave music lessons across Eastern Iowa, using music and materials created especially for his students. He continues to sell his student sheet music online at