Monday, June 1, 2009

Downtown Youngstown - Summer is upon us and it is time to party and play!

Can you guess what is missing from this video?

The answer is YOU! and there is no excuse this coming weekend, as there is so much going on downtown that I know I'm going to be exhausted from my weekend come next Monday morning. In fact, I may have to take a day off to recuperate from my weekend. For happenings check it out:

"Artists of the Rust Belt Festival"

Saturday, June 6, 2009 from Noon until 2:00 AM,and Sunday June 7th from Noon until 6:00 PM at the B & O Station 530 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44502, the Artists of the Rustbelt are having a festival. Over 30 artists will be selling their fine art and fine crafts. Live music will begin at 3:00 PM and will feature more than 20 bands and musicians from the Rust Belt Region. Hometown brew by the Rust Belt Brewing Company will be on tap. Local food vendors will also be on hand to feed your appetites. Admission is free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit YSU's SMARTS -Students Motivated by the Arts.


Youngstown's First Gay Pride Celebration

Celebration starts at noon on Saturday on Phelps Street between Commerce and West Federal, with a DJ mixx of gay iconic songs and introductory remarks. Entertainment begins at 12:30 with musical numbers and Drag Queens sure to spice things up. The street fair portion of Gay Pride Youngstown is over at 8:00 pm and is immediately followed by the Oakand Benefit Drag Show at the Oakland Center for the Arts. In addition several local bars will be open at noon to serve festival goers.

Oh and I must not forget that my good friend over at Shout Youngstown has posed a question. He is looking for a place downtown to play Four Square. I'm ready to play! Check out the video he has posted here. I opt for Phelps street on Saturday afternoon.

And then there is the Jones Fest II:
My favorite women from EOS will be on the program.

Oh and here is yet another addition that Janko was kind enough to remind me about:

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society Wick Park Walking Tour. The walking tour will begin at the First Unitarian Universalist church at 1105 Elm Street, Youngstown, OH at 4:30 PM. It is anticipated that the tour will be over at 7:30 PM. The approximate one mile walk will include stories about some of the affluent families in Youngstown during the era of industrialization and there will also be a viewing of the final design plans for Wick Park Revitalization. The tour is free. If you have questions call (330) 743-2589.


Janko said...

good post. You've created my weekend calendar.

(plus the wick park tours)

Lou said...

So Much to Do... Morning at Paddlequest on Milton, Then Afternoon at the B&O!

Daniel Horne said...

Youngstown is quite the happening place - just an FYI Live music on Saturday at The Artists of the rustbelt festival now begains at Noon and goes straight through to 2AM! Sday it is acoustic performers inside the B&O from Noon to 9 PM! - Daniel Horne

susie said...

I am ready for this most vortexiest of vortex weekends!

The Pride Festival, the Rust Belt Artists at the B&O (Brunch on Sunday with Chef Delbert :-) , the walking history/herstory tour at Wick Park (and plans for the Revitalization) starting at the Unitarian church (Beer and wine will be sold and you should see the flowers in the courtyard!)
AND the annual Fundraising is a Drag! show at the Oakland...