The Update | Cookie Crawl in Lisbon; River Rock at the Amp Unveils Season Lineup

LISBON, Ohio – The Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce will present Cookies & More: Cookie Crawl in Historic Downtown Lisbon from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

Wristbands are $5 for this family friendly event that will include music by the Conkle Brothers in the Gazebo while participants visit 13 local businesses to taste and vote on delicious treats.

Participants will receive a ballot with their wristband to cast votes for Best Bakery Cookie and Best Home Baked Cookie. The top three in each category will take home a Golden, Silver or Bronze Spatula and bragging rights.  

There will also be sugar cookie decorating in the Square. Participants can taste cookies from Bricker’s Cafeteria, Frank’s Pastry, Subway and more, and desserts from local bakers Babbling Brooks Farm, Pie Oh My, Theresa McMillan, and Katie Graham.

River Rock Concert Series Reveals Lineup

WARREN, Ohio – The 2022 River Rock at the Amp concert season will feature 14 shows at the Warren Community Amphitheatre by some of the top tribute bands.

The lineup will include the return of favorites, including 7 Bridges (Eagles), Fins to the Left (Jimmy Buffet), Queen Nation (Queen) and Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd).

Concerts take place rain or shine. In addition to the amphitheater seating, there guests can bring lawn chairs and blankets. A wide variety of food and refreshments, including adult beverages, will be sold on site.

Season passes and tickets are on sale now. Go to for details.

All concerts start at 8:30 p.m., with the opening act going on at 5:30 p.m. All shows are on Saturdays, except Fins to the Left, which will be on Friday, July 1.

Here is the schedule:

May 28: Jersey (Bruce Springsteen), with Straight On (Heart), $8.

June 11: Ultimate Aldean (Jason Aldean), with Toby Keith Tribute and opening act Northern Whiskey, $10.

June 18: Dirty Deeds (AC/DC), with the Fillbillys, $8.

June 25: E5C4P3 (Journey), with Best of Times (Styx), $12.

July 1 (Friday): Fins to the Left (Jimmy Buffet), with My Drunk’n Uncle, $10.

July 2: 7 Bridges (Eagles), with Bobby Ocean, $10.

July 9: Draw the Line (Aerosmith), with The Michael Weber Show, $10.

July 16: Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi), with In the Heartland (Michael Stanley Band), $10.

July 23: King’s Highway (Tom Petty), with Brass Metropolis (Chicago), $10.

July 30: Queen Nation (Queen), with Bad Juju, $10.

Aug. 6: Shining Star (Earth Wind and Fire), with No Funk No Justice, $10.

Aug. 20: Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd), with Morrison Hotel (The Doors), $12.

Aug. 27: Zoso (Led Zeppelin), with Harvest (Neil Young), $10.

Sept. 3: Disco Inferno, with Old Skool, $8.

Sondheim Show will Benefit Kids Theater

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Oakland Center for the Arts will present For the Love of Sondheim, a fundraiser to honor the late musical theater composer, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Trinity Fellowship Church, 4749 South Ave.

The event will feature entertainers MaryJo Maluso and Rick Blackson, James McClellan, Amanda Beagle-Bossio, Leah Ifft, Daniel Gordiejew, Brendan Byers, and Natalie Kovacs.

Tickets are $20 ($10 for students in high school and younger) and will be available at the door.

Please call 330 406 0606 and leave a message with the name of your party and the number of persons so that the right amount of cake can be ordered. 

Proceeds will benefit the Oakland Kids First Theatre Initiative and its Au-Stars Program, which works with children on the autism spectrum.

Auditions for ‘Freaky Friday’ at Stage Left

LISBON, Ohio – Auditions for Stage Left Players’ summer musical, “Freaky Friday,” will take place April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way. Directors Kandace Cleland and Jodine Pilmer and choreographer Christine Martin seek a cast of 20 to 28 to act, sing and dance the Disney musical, based loosely on the 2003 film. 

Adults and mature teens who are interested in auditioning should visit to complete the online audition registration form and peruse a copy of the script. Rehearsals will begin the first week of May and will include Saturdays and Sundays. The show will run at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, June 17-18 and 24- 25,  and at 2 p.m. Sundays, June 19 and 26, 2022.  For information email or call 724-426-1955.

Disney TV Star to Appear at Scrappers Game

NILES, Ohio – Issac Ryan Brown from Disney Channel show “Raven’s Home” will appear at the Mahoning Valley Scrappers game on Saturday, July 23.

The actor, known for his role as Booker Baxter, will throw out the first pitch and take photos with fans during the game.

VIP packages for two are on sale now for $50 at or by phone at 330 505 0000. It includes a meet and greet and photo opportunity with Brown, two upper box seat tickets and $10 loaded value on each ticket. Two time slots are available (5:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.). Additional passes can be purchased for $25.

Dana Ensembles to Perform in Concert

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Dana School of Music Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Tickets are $8 ($7 for senior citizens, and free for anyone with a valid YSU ID) and are available at or at the door that evening.

The Dana Symphony Orchestra will perform the iconic “Appalachian Spring Suite” by American composer Aaron Copland and the “Serenade for String Orchestra” by Victor Herbert in a free 7:30 p.m. concert on Tuesday, April 26, in Ford Theater, inside Bliss Hall, on the YSU campus.

Pictured: Johnny Appleseed statue (Image: Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.