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Falkner Park's free summer concert series begins June 30


Thu, Jun 29th 2023 10:50 pm

Press Release

Twenty-two years is a long time. But that’s how long residents of Youngstown have been enjoying live music on Friday nights in Falkner Park.

This year’s free concert series kicks off Friday, June 30, with a return from the Mackenzie Highlanders Pipes and Drums, just in time to get an early start on celebrating Fourth of July and the long holiday weekend.

These concerts, which began in 2001 under former mayor Neil C. Riordan, are now a collaboration between the Village of Youngstown mayor, Board of Trustees and other volunteers.

Performances will run on eight Fridays throughout the summer, from June 30 to Aug. 18. Musical acts will feature something for everyone, from bagpipes to jazz, big band, yacht rock, Celtic music, classic rock and more.

Concerts are made possible through generous donations and are free to attend. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, since public seating is limited. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. and finishes at 8:30 p.m., giving attendees plenty of time to check out other happenings in the area.

Falkner Park is located at 340 Main St., Youngstown. Some parking is available. The park is also accessible using the Discover Niagara Shuttle free service, which has a pick-up and drop-off location just steps away.

The full concert schedule is as follows:

√ Friday, June 30: Mackenzie Highlanders Pipes and Drums

√ Friday, July 7: The Taverners

√ Friday, July 14: Alex Rene Big Band

√ Friday, July 21: Waterstreet Quartet

√ Friday, July 28: The Barroom Buzzards

√ Friday, Aug. 4: Emerald Isle

√ Friday, Aug. 11: The Yacht Rockets

√ Friday, Aug. 18: 2nd Time Around

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