The Update | Hunny to Headline Frenzy; Girl Named Tom to Play Packard; Rock for Ukraine at Westside Bowl

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – California-based rock band Hunny will headline the Federal Frenzy music and arts festival April 23 in downtown Youngstown.

The lineup for the free, daylong outdoor event will also feature 17 local and regional rock bands.
Scheduled to perform are The Labra Brothers, JD Eicher, Spirit of the Bear, Chanelle Kazadi, The Shootouts, The Super Babes,

Candace Campana, Fifth and Aurora, Where’s Winona Now, YSU Contemporary Ensemble, Black Wolf and the Thief, Matt Jackson, Riley Burke, The Smokey Honey Bluesband, Shelby Olive, Lexi Kays and The Band Hannah.

Three outdoor stages will be set up: on the Phelps Street pedestrian walkway, on West Federal Street, and in the water department parking lot. West Federal Street will be closed to traffic between Hazel Street and Wick Avenue.

Band that Won ‘The Voice’ Coming to Packard

WARREN, Ohio – Girl Named Tom, the vocal harmony trio that won the 2022 season of NBC’s “The Voice,” will come to Packard Music Hall on Oct. 7.

The act is the first trio to ever win on the show.

Tickets range from $52.75 to $32.75 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15, at and the Packard box office. An online-only presale will take place form 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. Use the password PACKARD.

A Girl Named Tom is the sibling trio of Bekah, Johsua and Caleb Liechty.

Rockers Unite for Ukraine at Westside Bowl

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Westside Bowl will present Unite for Ukraine, a daylong rock fest with 16 local bands, on April 21.

Music starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at

All proceeds will go to World Central Kitchen, The United Help Ukraine and Army SOS nonprofit organizations supporting humanitarian/refugee relief. Here is the schedule:

Main Stage

  • 4 to 4:45 p.m.: Saxon Band
  • 5 to 5:45 p.m.: East 9th
  • 6 to 6:45 p.m.: Rolling Boxcar Int’l
  • 7 to 7:45 p.m.: Black Wolf & The Thief
  • 8 to 8:45 p.m.: JD Eicher
  • 9 to 9:45 p.m.: Youngstown Horns
  • 10 to 10:45 p.m.: Lexi & Hayden
  • 11 to 11:45 p.m.: Spirit of the Bear

Trophy Room

  • 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.: Dream Journal
  • 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.: Whiskey Pilot
  • 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.: Rebreather
  • 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.: Leo D’Angelo
  • 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.: Flying Trees
  • 9:30 to 10:15 p.m.: Swap Meet
  • 10:30 to 11:15 p.m.: Matt Jackson

Patio Stage

  • 10 p.m.: The Conkle Brothers

Nelsonville Music Fest Unveils Lineup

NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Nelsonville Music Festival will return this year after a two-year absence, and in a new location.

The rock music festival will take place Sept. 2-4 at Snow Fork Event Center.
Previously, the festival took place on the campus of Hocking College.

This year’s lineup includes Japanese Breakfast, Angel Olsen, Yo La Tengo, Lucinda Williams, Neko Cae, Mdou Moctar, Town Mountain, Michael Hurley, Nubya Garcia, La Luz, Adia Vicgtoria and many more.
Snow Fork has more than 230 acres of open and forested land that is contiguous with the Wayne National Forest. It features ample primitive camping space.

Go to for tickets and information.

Presentation on the Life of the Hobo

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Dave Gates, a storyteller for Summit Historical Society, will give a presentation titled “Understanding the American Hobo” at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Chad Anthony’s Grille meeting room, 4698 Belmont Ave., for the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society.

Admission is $10 ($5 for members). Call 330 726 8277 for reservations.

Hobos have a storied history, rich culture and unique lifestyle. They also made the Mahoning Valley, due to the many rail lines, an important and frequent stop in their travels. An increase in hobos, was a sure sign of spring.

Through photos and artifacts, Gates will go beyond boxcars, harmonicas and bandanas on a stick, to trace the long and often overlooked history, of the America hobo, misconceptions about the men and women who chose the lifestyle, and the culture and code of honor that hobos lived by – and still live by today.

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