Though summer may be winding down, the free summer concerts in Youngstown are still in full swing. These concerts, a collaboration between volunteers and the Village of Youngstown mayor and Board of Trustees, have been bringing music to the area on Friday nights for over 20 years. Musical acts this year have featured bagpipes to yacht rock, and lots in between.
Last week, South Buffalo favorites The Taverners, led by Tom Burns, performed a wide range of classic pop and rock songs, and even honored some requests from the crowd.
The concert series heads into its seventh week this Friday, Aug. 12, with a return from local artist Bruce Wojick. A 2017 inductee in the Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame, and guitar player with The Strictly Hip, he will perform a free solo acoustic show beginning at 6:30 p.m.
On Friday, Aug. 19, Emerald Isle returns to the park with an array of Celtic music. The Falkner Park Summer Concert Series comes to a close Aug. 26 with a first-time appearance by Ladies First Jazz, a 10-piece, all-female orchestra, featuring Youngstown local Claudia Andres.
Falkner Park concerts are free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, since public seating is limited. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. and wraps up by 8:30 p.m.