The Update | Rock Fest Unveils Lineup; Comedian Cancels Local Show, Citing Derailment

PITTSBURGH – The lineup for the inaugural WonderWorks rock music festival May 27-28 at Hartwood Acres Park will feature headliners Hozier and Jason Mraz and his Superband.

Also on the bill are The Head and the Heart, Coin, Mt. Joy, The Revivalists, X Ambassadors, Airborne Toxic Event, and 16 other bands, including Youngstown’s The Vindys.

WonderWorks will feature three stages; an array of local, regional and international food, arts/crafts, activities for all ages; and an artisan vendor village.

All tickets go on sale at noon Friday, March 3, at

Single-day passes start at $65 (plus fees), and weekend passes start at $109 (plus fees).

Onsite parking for many festival attendees is available for advance purchase for $25.

Bobcat Goldthwait Cancels Funny Farm Date

YOUNGSTOWN – Citing fears of being near the train derailment site in East Palestine, comedian Bobcat Goldthwait has canceled his March 11 performance at the Funny Farm comedy club, downtown, according to Dave Robich, owner of the club.

Replacing Goldthwait that evening will be Mike Armstrong. Seats can be reserved at

Robich said Goldthwait is the only comedian to cancel a performance because of the derailment.

Art Exhibition to Open at JCC Gallery

YOUNGSTOWN – “Bereishit,” an exhibition of paintings by Moema Furtado, will open March 4 at the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation art gallery, 505 Gypsy Lane, and run through April 16. A reception with Furtado will take place March 12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The paintings explore resilience in the face of old and new plagues, Furtado said.

Born in Brazil, Furtado came to the United States in 1973 to study design and environmental analysis at Cornell University. She later earned a master’s degree in painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and currently lives and works in Kent.

Furtado is known for her sculpture and installations. She has worked with a variety of manmade and organic materials such as latex, wax, bricks, wood, sand, soap, oil and marble.

Stage Fair Announces More Concerts

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Fair has announced more concerts. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10 a.m. March 3 at Each ticket includes admission to the fair.

The concerts are:

Third Eye Blind, with The Main Squeeze, Friday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. ($42, $32).

Yung Gravy, with special guest bbno$,

Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. ($47, $37).

Casting Crowns, Monday, July 31, at 7 p.m. ($32, $22).

Lindsey Stirling, with Walk off the Earth, Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. ($45, $35).

Earlier, the fair announced concerts by Ludacris, Styx and Foghat, Tyler Hubbard, and Kidz Bop. All concerts take place in Celeste Center.

Another round of concerts will be announced on March 7.

Pictured at top: Hozier will headline WonderWorks Music Festival.

Copyright 2024 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.