The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church annual Greek Summerfest takes place on Thursday, July 9, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; Friday, July 10 & Saturday, July 11, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; and Sunday, July 12, Noon - 6:00 pm. The Greek Summerfest features Greek music, and lamb and chicken dinners all four days, fish dinners on Friday only, and much more.
The Downtown JazzFest in downtown Youngstown features saxophonist Paul Taylor on Saturday, July 11 at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Covelli Centre Box Office, or at Giant Eagle Ticketmaster Outlets - $8 in advance and $10 day of show. The show will be held rain or shine.
The Buzz Cronquist Swingtet will perform a jazz concert, improvising on mainly Broadway show tunes, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Ashtabula, on Friday, July 24, at 7:00 pm, as part of the Church’s “Great Music Without Barriers” Concert Series. The concert and reception following the concert are free and open to the public. More information at 440-992-8100.
The City of Ashtabula presents the Big Bands on the Beach Summer Concert Series at the Walnut Beach Concession Stand area in Ashtabula, on Sunday, July 5, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, featuring the Don Disantis Band with saxophonis Ed Michaels, performing Big Band tunes from the 1930s and '40s. It is free and open to the public.
Youngstown State University presents its annual Summer Festival of the Arts on Saturday, July 11th from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, July 12th from 11 am to 5 pm. This event features a showcase of art works in all media by local and regional artists in the Artists' Marketplace, craft making at a Children's Hands On Art Tent, the Festival of Nations, food, and live musical entertainment. More information is available at ysu.edu/sfa.
The SIMPLY SLAVIC FESTIVAL takes place on Saturday, June 20th, from noon to midnight in Downtown Youngstown. Festival highlights include live music and dance performances, homemade food, children’s activities, Slavic story telling and a bonfire. More information at Simply Slavic dot com.
WaterFire Sharon PA is a unique arts and culture festival that occurs three times a year along the Shenango River in beautiful downtown Sharon. The final one in 2015 is this Saturday. The day-long event offers music, food, fine artisans, craft vendors, family activities, and interactive art experiences. Admission is free to the public. Actual WaterFire performances begin at dusk. More information at WaterFireSharonPA.org.
As part of its Live! at the Morley Summer Concert Series, Mill Creek MetroParks presents The Diamond Project, a Neil Diamond Tribute Band, on Wednesday, July 29th at 7:00 P.M. at the Leo P. Morley Pavilion. More information about this concert is available at (330) 702-3000.
As part of its Live! at the Morley Summer Concert Series, Mill Creek MetroParks presents Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons, performing rock n' roll music, on Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00 P.M. at the Leo P. Morley Pavilion. More information about this concert is available at (330) 702-3000.