Weekend Entertainment | Downtown will be Rockin’

There is nothing like Y-Live day.

It’s the one day of the year when downtown Youngstown is bustling with people everywhere you look.

The annual Y-Live concert at Wean Park will take place Saturday, with headliner Kid Rock, country star Lee Brice and Buckcherry. The crowd should be around 20,000 people – many of whom will arrive a couple of hours in advance and get the party started in bars and parking lots.

Even if it’s not your thing from a musical perspective, you can’t beat the scene it creates. Downtown is never so alive as it is on Y-Live day.

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Y-Live is by no means the only thing going on in the next few days.

The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Fest – the one near downtown Youngstown – opens today and runs through Sunday. That means it will be going on at the same time as Y-Live on Saturday, so if you are going to it, better think about where you are going to park before you get there.

Hours are 5-10 p.m. today through Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. It’s at the beautiful parish grounds, 343 Via Mount Carmel, near the Choffin school. Expect Italian music and food – although RDNA, the area’s top party rock cover band – will perform tonight at 8:30 p.m. There is an admission fee each day.

Here are some other weekend highlights:

Molly Hatchet, Friday at 8 p.m. at the Robins Theatre in Warren. The Southern rock pioneers are still around. Click HERE.

“The Spongebob Musical,” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Youngstown Playhouse. Expect a stellar production of this new musical, presented by Millennial Theatre Company. Click HERE for a video.

Wrestling Under the Stars, 5 p.m. Sunday at Eastwood Field in Niles. Live wrasslin’ at the stadium. For tickets, click HERE.

Queen Nation is always one of the most popular shows at the River Rock at the Amp tribute band concert series in Warren. The Queen concert re-enactors will return Saturday, with opening act Bad Juju. Show starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.

Campbell City Fest takes place Friday through Sunday at the city’s Roosevelt Park. Hours are 4-10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. The fest ends with a fireworks display. But the highlight has to be Saturday’s concert featuring a pair of Valley rock legends: The Infidels, with 8 Balls. Admission is free. It starts at 6:30 p.m.

For a look at everything happening in the area, check out The List.

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