The Update | Kid Rock Ticket Presale Starts Wednesday; W.A.S.P. Coming to Packard

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Presale tickets for the annual Y-Live concert featuring Kid Rock, plus Lee Brice and Buckcherry, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Use the password YLIVE23.

The concert will take place July 29 at Wean Park, downtown. Prices start at $55 (plus applicable fees). The presale will end at 10 p.m. Thursday. Click HERE.

The general public sale will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, also only at No tickets for this concert will be sold at the Covelli Centre box office.

Parking passes can also be purchased in advance only at

Kid Rock was in the news last week when he posted a video of himself shooting up cans of Bud Light with a rifle. It was a protest of the beer maker’s use of an image of transgender woman Dylan Mulvaney on some cans of Bud Light.

Anheuser Busch had sent some specially made cans of the beer to Mulvaney, who is a social media influencer. She had been celebrating one year of undergoing a transition from male to female.

The partnership between Anheuser Busch and Mulvaney angered many. In a statement addressing the issue, the company wrote, “Anheuser-Busch works with hundreds of influencers across our brands as one of many ways to authentically connect with audiences across various demographics and passion points.”

It added, “From time to time, we produce unique commemorative cans for fans and for brand influencers, like Dylan Mulvaney. This commemorative can was a gift to celebrate a personal milestone and is not for sale to the general public.”

W.A.S.P. Coming to Packard Hall

WARREN, Ohio – Heavy metal band W.A.S.P. will come to Packard Music Hall on Aug. 31, with special guest Armored Saint.

Tickets range from $30 to $69.75 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, at and the Packard box office.

An online-only presale will take place Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; use the password PACKARD.

W.A.S.P., led by founding member and frontman Blackie Lawless, emerged from Los Angeles in the ’80s. From its earliest days, it prompted protests and a devoted fanbase.

Job Fair This Weekend at Cedar Point

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Cedar Point will host its first Jobs Fun Fair hiring party and cookout at the park’s main gate from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16.

All candidates who are hired at the event will receive a voucher for two free Cedar Point admission tickets they can redeem at their onboarding (in addition to free tickets received as part of regular employment benefits) and will be entered into a raffle to win a free VIP Tour package for up to four people.

Interviews, hiring and initial orientation will be held on the spot.

From high school students to career professionals and retirees, positions are available for a wide variety of candidates and interests, including traffic and tolls, admissions, food and beverage/culinary services, park services, housekeeping/hotel accommodations, ride operations, office/clerical and more.

Hourly pay ranges from $14 to $17 (for those who are age 16 or older) based on experience, prior service and position. Cedar Point offers flexible scheduling and benefits, discounts, reward and recognition programs, exclusive associate-only events, ride nights, free tickets for family and friends, on-site housing for those who qualify and free admission to any Cedar Fair park.

For more information or to apply online, click HERE.

Purse Raffles at Bags and Baubles Event

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Juvenile Court Community Advisory Board will present its annual Bags and Baubles fundraiser event Thursday, April 27, at Mr. Anthony’s from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The event benefits the many programs at the Mahoning County Juvenile Court for abused, neglected and at-risk youths and families.

Reserved tables of eight are $360, and individual tickets are $45 per person. Purse sponsorships are $500 and include a table for eight. Admission includes a dinner buffet and dessert. A full cash bar will be available.  

This year’s grand prize is two Louis Vuitton purses, with a total value of $3,784. Only 350 tickets will be sold for the grand prize. The winner gets both purses and does not have to be present. Raffle tickets and event admission tickets can be purchased HERE.

Another prize is $600 plus two tickets to the Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks concert on May 9 in Nashville. Click HERE. The Nashville package drawing will be held on April 14. The winner does not have to be present.

Bags and Baubles will once again feature online ticket sales for designer purses, the mystery purse raffle and other items. Winners do not have to be present.

Exclusive to those in attendance will be the purse raffle, featuring 40 purses valued at $100 to $400.

Lichtenstein at Butler Museum on Sunday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Renowned artist Gary Lichtenstein will be at The Butler Institute of American Art at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16.

Lichtenstein’s prints are currently on display at the museum.

Sunday is also Family Day, and students can enter a gallery scavenger hunt showcasing Lichtenstein’s exhibition. In addition, they will collaborate with Lichtenstein in the creative process of printmaking.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.