Weekend Entertainment | A Frenzy of Activity

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Never let it be said that the Mahoning Valley doesn’t have a wide range of culture.

This weekend, there will be an opera performance, a symphony orchestra concert, a rock festival, a couple of classic rock concerts and a whole lot of live theater.

Southern rock icons The Outlaws will be at the Robins Theatre in Warren tonight at 8 p.m.

Some fans are calling The Outlaws “the last Southern rock band standing,” and with the death of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington last month, it’s true.

The Outlaws were founded in Florida in 1972 by Henry Paul, who still performs with the band. With a three-guitar attack and country-style harmonies, the band had a string of radio hits that include “Green Grass and High Tides,” “Knoxville Girl,” “There Goes Another Love Song” and “Freeborn Man.”

Tickets range from $30 to $45 and are available at the box or by clicking HERE.

Saturday will bring the return of the Federal Frenzy rock festival. The free event, which some consider to be the best day of the year in downtown Youngstown, will feature 24 local, regional and national acts on four stages.

The festival is being moved a few blocks this year from its previous location on West Federal Street to Penguin City Brewing and the space in front of Youngstown Flea, because of street construction.

Guests have the option of parking in the Wick Avenue parking deck at Youngstown State University for $5. A free shuttle service will make a loop between noon and midnight from the deck to the festival site.

The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra will present its spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, with music director and conductor Susan Davenny Wyner on the podium.

Classic rock act Ambrosia will be at The Robins Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday. For information and tickets, click HERE.

The Dana School of Music at YSU will present Mozart’s opera “Cosi fan Tutte” this weekend, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Spotlight Theater, lower level of Bliss Hall.

Opening this weekend is Hopewell Theatre’s production of the play “Becky’s New Car.”

For a look at all entertainment options in the area, check out The List.

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