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Home Savings to Sponsor Community Events at Amphitheater

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Over the course of the first season of events at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, Home Savings Bank is sponsoring six events, beginning with the opening June 14 of the state.

“The park and amphitheater are an important addition to the transformation that continues to bring growth and revitalization to downtown Youngstown. At Home Savings, we’re honored to support our community with enriched experiences for all to enjoy,” said Gary Small, Home Savings president and CEO, in a release. “We believe in the future success of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley and are proud to be a founding supporter of this community enrichment project.”

The first event in the Home Savings Community Event Series will be First Look Friday, allowing the public to get their first glimpse inside the $8 million amphitheater project. Family activities will be available, as will live entertainment by local and regional artists, including The Sensations and Geo C and Tha Storm.

On July 13, the Youngstown Wine and Jazz Festival will make its inaugural appearance at the amphitheater. Two weeks later, on July 27, the Youngstown Summer Movie Series will host a free screening of “Jurassic Park.”

The Ohio Players will bring their nationally recognized music to Home Savings Community Event Series Aug. 17 for The City of You Funk, Soul and R&B night. Tickets start at $10.

Two events are scheduled for September: Free Friday Throw Back on the 13th, which will feature classic tracks performed by Disco Inferno, and the Youth Spoken Word & Poetry Festival on the 28th. The festival, launched by The Colony Youngstown, will provide a showcase for the Mahoning Valley’s young poets.

“The Home Savings Community Event Series will serve as a symbol of exactly why the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre was built; to provide a dynamic space that will be a cornerstone for our community,” said JAC Management President Eric Ryan. “The partnership with Home Savings will allow us to have reduced ticket prices and even host free community events that appeal to our entire community that otherwise would not be possible.’

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.