Weekend Entertainment | Drive-by Truckers, Thorgy Thor and a New Hispanic Festival

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s rare that a band like the Drive-by Truckers stops in the Mahoning Valley.

The critically acclaimed southern rockers will play Packard Music Hall in Warren tonight.

The Drive-by Truckers have been beloved by their small but deep fan base since the release of their landmark “Southern Rock Opera” (2001) and “Decoration Day” (2003) albums, when the great Jason Isbell was part of the band.

But the core of the band always was, and remains, Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, both of whom will be at Packard tonight.

The Drive-bys are touring their latest album, “Welcome 2 Club XIII,” which was released last year.

Opening act for the 8 p.m. concert is American Aquarium. Get tickets at the door or HERE.

The Drive-by Truckers concert tonight is just one piece of an unusually varied and interesting Thursday night in the Youngstown area.

At the Robins Theatre in downtown Warren, the Guess Who – or at least a version of it – will perform at 8 p.m. The original members might not be there, but fans will definitely hear the many hits the band produced in the 1960s and early 1970s. Click HERE.

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will kick off its season tonight in a most unusual way. Thorgy Thor, the drag queen-classical musician who achieved a degree of fame from her stint on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” will be the guest artist for trhe concert. Thorgy has become a popular guest artist at symphony concerts, and his over-the-top comic persona will shake up Powers Auditorium. Click HERE.

The Youngstown Playhouse will open its season Friday with a two-weekend run of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Click HERE.

The inaugural HOLA Fest, a Hispanic festival, will take place Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. in Wean Park, downtown Youngstown. Admission is free. To learn more, click HERE.

For a complete look at everything going on in the Mahoning Valley, check out The List.

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