Chuck Wentworth, the longtime Producer of the Rhythm and Roots Festival happening Labor Day weekend in Charlestown, will join What’s Up Newp’s Ryan Belmore and Ken Abrams for a live virtual video interview at 7 pm on Thursday, July 1.

We’ll chat about the Festival, how it was impacted by the pandemic, this year’s line up and more!

Watch below as the conversation happens or anytime afterwards. Drop your questions and comments on the feed on our Facebook Page for a chance to having your question or comments shared during the live interview.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.