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Good times on the calendar in Youngstown

Fri, Aug 5th 2022 12:00 pm

Annual Village Music Fest, YYC art show coming up

By Terry Duffy


As summer 2022 slowly drifts by, there’s a couple of good events to check out over coming days in Youngstown.

Leading off is the third annual Village Music Fest, taking place from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, on the grounds of Veterans Park on Third Street.

Presented by Barry Entertainment, this ticketed event will feature all-day music plus the offerings of 30 local vendors and artisans, on-site food trucks, beverages and games.

“We have a full lineup of some of the best food, snacks and drinks WNY has to offer,” Barry said. “You can look forward enjoying all of these great local vendors while at Village Music Fest this year.”

Entertainment on stage includes a number of local artists, such as Melissa Barry, Scott Celani, Tonemah, Grub, No Vacancy, Moondog and Busted in Eden. Headlining is popular Canadian rock band The Trews.

Hailing from the Antigonosh, Nova Scotia, The Trews have developed a following as hard-core rockers. The band has performed multiple times in Lewiston and at Artpark.

The group typically plays hundreds of shows each year, touring behind such hits as "Not Ready to Go" from the Gold-certified album “House of Ill Fame.”

General admission tickets for the Youngstown show are priced at $20 for adults and $10 for children (VIP tickets are already sold out). For more information, visit village-music-fest.ticketleap.com.

The festival is sponsored by a number of local interests, including Park Place Wealth Management Inc., Sevenson Environmental Services Inc., Modern Disposal, Del Lago School of Music, Niagara City Jet Adventures, Wright Distributing and C21 Century 21 Real Estate.

‘Art on the River’

Also on the calendar next week in Youngstown is the annual “Art on the River” show, running from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Youngstown Yacht Club in Water Street. The event is open to the public. Visitors will have an opportunity to view and purchase from a number of local artists.

“The event will highlight several local artists as it has for many years,” said David Paul Jones of the YYC. “The Youngstown Yacht Club provides this opportunity for the public and opens the grounds along with the bar and restaurant for this event.”

Local artists expected include Bruce Newton – woodworking; Liz Snyder – photography and photo-inspired art; Charlotte Huebschmann – pottery; Jim Olson – pottery; Tom Hanna – painting; Doty Hall – pottery; Vince Agnello – photography; AJ Roberts – photography; Tradewinds Soap – handcrafted soap; Fredrick Raiser – painter; Annette Gruber – quilter; L. Paul Thomas – painter; Carol Mathewson – painter; Alice and Ray Dorociak – painters; Robert Walker – pewter and copper etchings; Lisa Hodge – copper enamel; Donna Mileham – basket weaver; Mary Furlong – painter; and Maureen Kellick – painter.

The show will take place in a lawn tent at the YYC. Reservations for the restaurant and bar are available via email at [email protected] or by phone or text to 716-745-7230.

Membership and other information can be found at yyc.org.

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