The Update | Jazz in the Park Unveils Lineup; Zydeco Concert at Robins

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jazz in the Park has announced its summer concert schedule.

All concerts will take place on Sundays from 3 to 7 p.m. at Wick Park. Admission is free. For information, go to

Here is the schedule:

  • July 7: Hubb’s Groove.
  • July 14: Russell Thompson and Free Agent.
  • July 21: Andy Bianco Trio and the Dr. Dave Thomas Project (featuring Miyasha Raeshayle).
  • July 28: Arielle and Friends.
  • Aug. 4: Stacey “Sarah’s Girl” Richardson and Bryan Golden.
  • Aug. 11: Esto Jazz Quartet and the Michael Austin Project.
  • Aug. 18: Richard Randolph and Friends.
  • Aug. 25: Sammy DeLeon y Su Orquestra.
  • Sept. 1: The Band with No Name and special guest to be announced.

Zydeco Legend’s Son in Robins Theatre Concert

WARREN, Ohio – Bayou Boogie: A Tribute to Clifton Chenier “The King of Zydeco” will come to the Robins Theatre at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. 

The band features Clayton Joseph Chenier, Marcia Ball and Sonny Landreth. Clayton Joseph Chenier is Creole music royalty. His father, the legendary Clifton Chenier, invented the style of music known as zydeco and was the first Creole musician to be recognized with a Grammy Award.

The concert will bring the Louisiana dance hall experience to Warren as the late “King of Zydeco” is celebrated by his son.

Tickets range from $25 to $45 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at and the box office, 160 E. Market St.

Metal Tribute Bands at Eastwood Field

NILES, Ohio – The Rock Never Stops Show will come to Eastwood Field on Saturday, Sept. 21, featuring three metal tribute bands: Rattrap (Ratt), Rock of Love (Poison) and Paradise City (Guns N’ Roses). 

The concert will start at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at and at the Eastwood Field box office. A limited number of suites are available for $325 each.

Mill Creek MetroParks Launches App

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mill Creek MetroParks has launched an app that provides information on the park system’s facilities, points of interest, trails and more.

The app, which uses the OuterSpatial platform, is free and available for both iPhone and Android mobile devices. It includes offline mapping and navigation, allowing users continued access even without a cellphone signal.

 Visitors can use the app to:

  • Plan a visit and make the most of their visit.
  • Navigate while on trails.
  • Discover new places.
  • Locate parking, restrooms, picnic areas and other park amenities.
  • Access information about ecological, geological and historical points of interest.
  • Receive notifications about hazards, closures and other timely information.
  • Receive special event information.
  • Share experiences and photos and connect with others who love the outdoors.
  • Report conditions, hazards and incidents at visited locations.

Click HERE to download the app.

Carillon Concerts at Westminster College 

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The 2024 Carillon Summer Concert Series at Westminster College will present four guest carillonneurs who will perform on the college’s Duff-Armington Memorial Carillon on select Friday afternoons in July and August.

One of only 55 college carillons nationwide, Westminster’s bells – 42 in all – are an integral part of campus life and ring the “Westminster Chime” every quarter hour throughout the day.

All performances will begin at noon on the Quad near Westminster’s Old Main building. They are free and open to the public.

Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and lunch to the performances. In case of rain, the concerts will take place in Wallace Memorial Chapel.

Here is the schedule:

  • July 12: Jennifer Lory-Moran of Cornell University.
  • July 19: Abby Pan, a Wellesley College graduate who is pursuing a doctorate in physics at Stanford University, where she plays the carillon at Hoover Tower.
  • July 26: Joseph Min, a recent Royal Carillon School graduate who is attending the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
  • Aug. 2: Dr. Andrea McCrady, dominion carillonneur of the Peace Tower Carillon of the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Canada, and a medical doctor.

Massive Fireworks Displays at Cedar Point

SANDUSKY, Ohio – One of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest will take place July 4 and 5 at Cedar Point. 

The display will start at approximately 10 p.m. both nights.

Guests can watch the fireworks in style with the VIP Beach Experience, which includes an all-you-can-eat meal, bottled beverage and a seat in the private fireworks viewing area. Availability for the VIP Beach Experience is limited. 

For more information, go to

Pictured at top: Hubb’s Groove will kick off the Jazz in the Park concert series at Wick Park on July 7.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.