Parking, Other Info for Luke Bryan Concert

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Preparations are underway for the big Luke Bryan concert Saturday at Wean Park in downtown Youngstown.

Those seeking parking need to act soon to secure a spot.

There will be no on-street parking available downtown on the day of the show. All parking, including in the Eastern Gateway Community College parking garage and the lots along Front Street, is being sold in advance through, according to the Youngstown Police Department and JAC Live, promoter of the concert. Parking lots will open at 4 p.m.

Parking will be available the day of the show for those who do not have a prepaid pass on the Youngstown State University campus. Concertgoers must drive to YSU’s Wick Avenue parking deck, where YSU police will direct them to spots in the garage and elsewhere on campus. Once parked, concertgoers can either walk to the concert, or board a free shuttle bus that will make a continuous loop to and from the venue all evening.

Parking will also be available ($10 per car) in the lots on West Commerce Street, downtown, just north and east of the DeYor Performing Arts Center. The address is 201 W. Commerce St. These lots will open at 4:30 p.m.; proceeds will benefit the DeYor.


Both the Market Street and the South Avenue bridges will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 6:45 p.m. to midnight. Detour routes will be posted.

Those parking elsewhere and taking an Uber or Lyft to the show must use the address 45 South Ave. for dropoff and pickup.

All concertgoers should be aware that Front Street, where Wean Park is located, is closed to traffic because of the reconstruction of the street.

The concert by country music superstar Luke Bryan concert is expected to attract up to 20,000 people, making it the biggest single-day event downtown in decades. Tickets are on sale at Gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m.

The only entrance to the concert will be next to Covelli Centre, at Front and Walnut streets.

Opening acts are Riley Green and Mitchell Tenpenny.

Workers began assembling tents and other infrastructure in Wean Park on Monday.


Here are a few rules for concertgoers:

Carry-in bags: Only clear and see-through bags no larger than 12 inch by 12 inch by 6” inch and clutches no larger than 6.5 inches by 4.5 inches by 1 inch will be permitted. Exceptions may be made for medical bags or diaper bags.

Prohibited items:

  • Purses that do not meet bag policy requirements. 
  • Briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, winch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags, camera bags, binocular cases, wallet chains.
  • Professional cameras.
  • Coolers, seat cushions, umbrellas, strollers, and laser pointers.
  • Food and beverage of any kind.
  • Weapons of any kind.
  • Any animal with the exception of a service animal.
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate by the venue.
  • Recording devices such as tablets, laptops and Go Pro cameras.

Lawn chairs: Those with lawn and VIP lawn tickets can bring a lawn chair with seat no higher than 16 inches off the ground with a back no higher than 36 inches total height can be brought to the event. This policy is subject to change in the future. A standard beach chair is recommended.

No plastic, wooden, folding chairs or any other style of chair will be permitted. The bags or cases that these chairs come in will not be permitted into the facility. No tents or obstructive canopies or umbrellas of any kind will be allowed into the facility. All chairs will be checked at security upon entry.

Additional info:

  • Mobile ticket holders are asked to add their tickets to their Apple Wallet or Android Passbook before coming to the event. Take a screenshot of your ticket with its barcode as a backup. Have the ticket pulled up on your phone before getting in line.
  • Physical ticket holders are asked to have their ticket in hand before getting in line.
  • Will call will be available at the Covelli Centre office.
  • All concertgoers should bring cash to minimize wait times in concession and merchandise lines.

This artist’s depiction shows what the setup will look like for Saturday’s Y-Live Concert featuring Luke Bryan at Wean Park (courtesy of JAC Live).

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.