The Update | REO Speedwagon at The Amp, Southside Johnny at Robins Theatre

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – REO Speedwagon will return to Youngstown on June 21 for a concert at The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, with special guests Donnie Iris and The Cruisers. 

Tickets range from $125 to $42.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at (fees apply) and the Covelli Centre box office.

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

The band most recently played Youngstown in 2016, when it stopped at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Formed in 1967, signed in 1971 and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon became superstars of pop-rock in 1980 with the release of their album “Hi Infidelity.” The album spawned the hits “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run.”

The band today consists of Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Dave Amato (guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums). REO Speedwagon’s long list of hits includes “Ridin’ The Storm Out,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Time For Me To Fly,” “Roll With The Changes,” “Don’t Let Him Go” and many more.

Southside Johnny Coming to Robins Theatre

WARREN, Ohio – Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will come to Robins Theatre on Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m., with special guests The Weight Band featuring members of The Band and the Levon Helm Band.

Tickets range between $35 and $85 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at and at the Robins box office, 160 E. Market St.

An online-only presale for members of Friends of the Robins Theatre will begin at 10 a.m.

Southside Johnny’s list of singles includes “I Don’t Wanna Go Home,” “Havin’ a Party,” “The Fever,” “Talk to Me,” “Trapped Again” and “This Time It’s For Real.”

Performing original songs as well as classics of The Band, The Weight Band is led by Jim Weider, a 15-year former member of The Band and the Levon Helm Band. Their set includes “Up on Cripple Creek,” “The Weight” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.”

Woodwind Day at Westminster College

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.  –  The Westminster College School of Music will host Woodwind Day on Saturday, Feb. 4, in Orr Auditorium. The daylong event is open to woodwind musicians of all ages and skill levels.

Austin Brown, associate principal flute for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will be the featured guest artist for the day, offering a morning master class and morning recital at 10:50 a.m. in Orr Auditorium. 

Westminster faculty member Hanna Chung will serve as accompanist. Brown previously served as acting associate principal flute of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Throughout the day, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants will also attend a group warm-up and Westminster faculty master class. 

A free recital at 2:45 p.m. in Orr Auditorium will feature Westminster College faculty Dan Parasky (flute), Kim Winfield (oboe), Daniel Heasley (clarinet), Daniel Perttu (bassoon) and Dr. James Flowers (saxophone). Westminster faculty member Jeffrey Wachter will serve as accompanist.

To participate in Woodwind Day, register HERE.

For information on Woodwind Day, contact Perttu at or 724 946 7024.

Pictured at top: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will play at Robins Theatre in April.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.