What’s happening for Friday, May 24, 2019!

Happy Friday, friends! Here’s what we know is going on around the area. Cheers!

The Best in Live Music

  • The Apollo Maennerchor Club in Sharon, PA, has The National Button Accordion Festival at 4 p.m. with a get acquainted party with dancing and accordion jamming.
  • The Beach Shack behind Ice House Inn is open for the summer with DJ Sir-Nix-A-Lot playing your country favorites starting at 9 p.m.
  • Birdfish Brewing Up Top in Columbiana has The Zac Adams & Joe Bourbon Show at 7 p.m.
  • Café 422 in Warren has Mark Soini at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Casual Pint in Boardman has The Tropaholics at 7 p.m.
  • Cava Tapas & Wine Bar in Niles has Stan Miller at 7 p.m.
  • The Beach Shack behind Ice House Inn is open for the summer with DJ Randall Martin at 8 p.m. with 80’s & 90’s music.
  • Club Switch on Belmont Avenue has Gayme of Thrones Costume Party & Scavenger Hunt with the Players from the Rustbelt Theater at 11 p.m.
  • Cork & Cap Bottle Shop in Warren has The Dan Mihelarakis Quartet at 8 p.m.
  • Crickets Bar on Midlothian has Seamus at 7 p.m.
  • Diletto Winery in Boardman has a Line Dancing with instruction starting at 7 p.m.
  • East Side Civics on Midlothian Avenue has Along For The Ride at 9 p.m.
  • El Cowboy in Austintown has 7% Superstar at 9 p.m.
  • Factory 46 Tavern in Columbiana has Moot Guru featuring Zac Conckle at 8:30 p.m.’
  • The Funny Farm Comedy Club in the Federal Building on West Federal Street has Bill Squire at 8 p.m.
  • Los Gallos in Boardman has The Classics at 8 p.m.
  • Greene Eagle Winery in Cortland has a Magic Show at 7 p.m.
  • Halliday’s Winery in Lake Milton has Full House at 7 p.m.
  • Hartford Hills Winery in Fowler has FM Acoustic at 7 p.m.
  • Hollywood Gaming at the Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown has Backtraxx in the H Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • Hop Asylum Brewing in New Wilmington, PA, has Jack Lindey at 8 p.m.
  • J Hicks on the Square in Mercer has Whiskey Sunday at 8 p.m.
  • Jack’s Bar & Grill in Howland has the Andy Timko Duo at 8 p.m.
  • JR’z Pub in Austintown has Guys Without Ties at 9 p.m.
  • Leon’s Sports Bar & Grill in Howland has Dead Flowers at 6 p.m.
  • Maize Valley Winery in Hartville has Michelle Fergason at 7:30 p.m.
  • Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman has  Magic with Cash featuring tableside magic tricks starting at 6:30 p.m. and The Vegas Band at 8 p.m.
  • Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center has Davis & Henner at 7 p.m.
  • Modern Methods Brewing in Warren has Joe Fritz at 7 p.m.
  • Mortals Key Brewing Company in Jamestown, PA, has Ruby Hornsy at 6 p.m.
  • Rhine Haus Bier Hall on Phelps has a Bob Kravos at 6 p.m.
  • Rolling Mills Bar & Grill in Girard has The Rhythm Connection at 8 p.m. $5 cover.
  • The Speakeasy Lounge in Warren has a Pink Moon at 7 p.m.
  • Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on Phelps Street has The Labra Brothers with the Summercamp and Very Good Friends at 8 p.m. $10 at the door.
  • Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts in Boardman has their Summer Kickoff Party with Dueling Pianos at 9 p.m.
  • Up A Creek Tavern in Howland has Sensations at 8 p.m.
  • Utopia Video Nightclub on Midlothian has Fabulous Fridays. Doors at 7 p.m., no cover before 10.
  • The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana has Tony Horvath at 7 p.m.
  • Vintage Estate Wine & Beer in Boardman has The Black Wolf & The Thief at 8 p.m.
  • Westside Bowl on Mahoning Avenue has Tommy Icarus with Andre Costello & The Cool Minors at 9 p.m.
  • Whistle & Keg on West Federal Street has John Sailor at 8 p.m.

Friday Karaoke & Events

  • The Boxcar Lounge at the B&O Station has Karaoke with Kimmie at 10 p.m.
  • Chesty’s Blue Collar Tavern in Girard has Trivia at 10 p.m.
  • Ice House Inn in Austintown has Simply Ed Karaoke at 9 p.m.
  • Piggy’s Sports Bar & Grill in Struthers has Karaoke with Cheryl at 9 p.m.
  • Quaker Steak & Lube in Boardman has their Cruise In starting at 5 p.m.
  • Quaker Steak & Lube in Cortland has Bike Night at 6 p.m.
  • River Road Tavern in Warren has Karaoke with DJ W with Music & Trivia at 8 p.m.
  • El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Liberty has Rumba The Show Karaoke tonight at 9 p.m.
  • Thirsty Frog Bar & Grill in Austintown has Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.

Like bowling, live music, great food, good pizza & cold beer? Hit up Westside Bowl!
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What’s Happening Saturday, May 18, 2019!

saturdayHappy Saturday. The Blog is Back! Here’s what’s happening on Saturday, May 18, 2019!

Live Music & Events for Saturday

  • The South Avenue Shuffle is happening today on the South Side from Noon to 6 p.m. with Irish Bob’s, Pastime, South Side Tavern, Teenie’s Tavern, The VFW, Savo Bar & Grill, American Legion, Utopia Video Nightclub, The New Brickhouse Tavern, Petri Club, East Side Civics & Steel City Bar & Grill!
  • Trop The Block kicks off on Phelps Street at 2 p.m. with music starting at 3 p.m. with Swap Meet, Whiskey Pilot at 3:30, No Funk No Justice at 4; Rare Breed at 4:30, Larry Elefante at 5; Big Blitz at 5:30, Cosmic Lemons at 6, Plinko at 6:30, Carlos Jones & The PLUS Band at 7, Oogee Wawa at 8:30, Tropidelic at 9:45 and 5 Elements at 11:15 p.m. $25 at the gate
  • The Apollo Maennerchor Club in Sharon, PA, has Sacksville Rhythm & Blues at 7 p.m.
  • Barrel 33 Bar & Bistro in Howland has Melanie May at 8 p.m.
  • Barrel Run Crossing Winery & Vineyard in Rootstown has The Beach House Band at 7 p.m.
  • Biker Brewhouse inside Harley Davidson Biketown in Austintown has Southern Detour at 6 p.m.
  • Birdfish Brewing Up Top in Columbiana has The Conkle Brothers at 7 p.m.
  • The Boxcar Lounge at the B&O Station on Mahoning Avenue has Harker, Welch & Rutushin at 8 p.m.
  • The Casual Pint in Boardman has Save Yourself at 7 p.m.
  • Camterino’s Sports Bar and Grill in Girard has Sing For Justin, a night of Karaoke benefiting the Justin Leo Scholarship Fund starting at 9 p.m. with DJ Ryan Cole.
  • Chesty’s Blue Collar Tavern in Girard has karaoke at 10 p.m. with CK Entertainment.
  • Chrissy’s Lake Tavern in Mecca has The Highlife at 8 p.m.
  • Club Switch on Belmont Avenue downtown has Anita’s Birthday Show with Anita D. Diamond, Sasha F. Mizrahi, Lady Inferno Diamond, Tipsy Terri & Jeremiah. $5 cover.
  • Cork & Cap Bottle Shop in Warren has Andy Timko at 8 p.m.
  • Crickets Bar on Midlothian has Mr. Lucky at 7 p.m.
  • CrossRoads Bar & Grill in Southington has John Riggins at 8 p.m.
  • The Dash Inn on Mahoning Avenue has Second Shift Band at 9 p.m.
  • Diletto’s Winery in Boardman has Wes & Jerry from Donkey Engine at 7 p.m.
  • DJ’s Lounge in Niles has Karaoke with Kimmy at 10 p.m.
  • Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown has Frank Foster with Crawford & Power. Doors at 7 p.m., music at 9 p.m. $19 at the door.
  • El Cowboy in Austintown has The Vegas Band at 9 p.m. as well as Latin Music & More with Salas, Merengue, Bachata & more with DJ Wil, also at 9 p.m.
  • The Federal has a Basket & Booze Raffle going on until 6 p.m. to benefit Never Muzzled & Legacy Dog Rescue.
  • The Flying Pig Saloon in Salem has Velocity at 9 p.m.
  • The Funny Farm Comedy Club in the Knox Building on West Federal has Mike Head at 8 p.m.
  • The Funny Farm Comedy Club in the Quality Inn in Hermitage, PA, has Mike Head at 9:45 p.m.
  • Los Gallos in Boardman has The Gary Markasky Project at 8:30 p.m.
  • Greene Eagle Winery in Cortland has Paranormal Encounters at 4:30 p.m. and The WineMakers at 6:30 p.m.
  • Halliday’s Winery in Lake Milton has Mark Hoffman at 7 p.m.
  • Hartford Hills Winery in Fowler has Tyler Jenkins at 7 p.m.
  • Hop Asylum Brewing in New Wilmington, PA, has Rover at 8 p.m.
  • The Ice House Inn in Austintown has Haymaker at 9 p.m.
  • J Hicks on the Square in Mercer, PA, has The Mike Peterson Band at 8 p.m.
  • Jack’s Bar & Grill in Howland has Blue Siren at 9 p.m.
  • JR’z Pub in Austintown has Cin City & The Saints at 9 p.m.
  • Lago Winery in Jamestown, PA, has 50 Miles To Empty at 3 p.m.
  • Leon’s Sports Bar & Grille in Howland has Neutron Falls at 9 p.m.
  • Lil Paws Winery in Lake Milton has The Sugarcreek Acoustic Duo at 6:30 p.m.
  • Maize Valley Winery in Hartville has Shane Vain & Joey Kash at 7:30 p.m.
  • Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman has The Classics at 8 p.m.
  • Margherita’s Grille in Girard has Mark Soini at 8 p.m.
  • The Manor Restaurant in Austintown has Frankie Castellano at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center has John Stipe at 7 p.m.
  • Modern Methods Brewing in Warren has Ruby Hornsby at 7 p.m.
  • Mortals Key Brewing in Jamestown, PA, has Hannah, Williamson & Schick at 6 p.m.
  • The New Manhattan in Hubbard has Relapse at 9 p.m.
  • Noble Creature Cask House on East Rayen Avenue has The HR Department at 7 p.m.
  • Nova Cellars Winery in Pulaski, PA, has Richard Boston at 7 p.m.
  • Numbers Brewing in Lisbon is celebrating National Police Week with Lisbon Police at 6 p.m. and live music with Frank Vieira at 8 p.m.
  • O’Donold’s in Austintown has Ladies Night with DJ K9ine at 10 p.m. with great drink specials all night.
  • Piggy’s Sports Bar & Grille in Struthers has Vintage Vinyl at 8:30 p.m.
  • Quaker Steak & Lube in Cortland has Comedy Night with Tim Wolfe, Cody Cooper & two local opening acts. Doors at 7 p.m. $15 single; $25 couple.
  • Recon Brewing in Butler, PA, kicks off their Two Year Anniversary Party with Sip Sip Sahooty Can release, $1 off BRC and half off appetizers from 2-6 p.m. and live music with Darren & Craig.
  • River Road Tavern in Warren has Joshua Lee Nelson at 9 p.m.
  • Rolling Mills Bar & Grill in Girard has The Belairs at 8 p.m.
  • Se7en Nightclub in Austintown has a White Out Invasion with Tank & Ari with music by DJ Bankshaq, DJ and 1 and DJ Ryan Wolf. Doors at 10 p.m.
  • Shakers BackYard Bar & Grill in Poland has Four Lane Highway at 8 p.m.
  • Social 45 in Salem has Shame at 8:30 p.m. $5 cover.
  • The Speakeasy Lounge in Warren has Early Jas at 7 p.m.
  • Thirsty Frog Bar & Grill in Austintown has Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.
  • El Torero on Elm Road in Warren has Todd Cutshaw at 6 p.m.
  • Up A Creek Tavern in Howland has Huckin Fillbillys at 8 p.m.
  • Utopia Video Night Club on Midlothian has a Bid Bish Party hosted by Trina Matos with $4 Henny & $4 Long Islands. Doors at 7, no cover before 10 p.m.
  • The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana has Mike Curry at 7 p.m.
  • Westside Bowl on Mahoning Avenue has Konipshun Phit with Sereotype I, Skull’Rz Bane and Obsidian Earth at 9 p.m.
  • Whistle & Keg on West Federal Street has a Patio Party & Drum Circle at 8 p.m. outside and Steven Large inside at 8 p.m.
  • Woodland Cellars in Hubbard has Joe Kausits at 7 p.m.
  • Youngstown Maennerchor on Mahoning Avenue has Karaoke with Cheryl at 7 p.m.

Like bowling, live music, great food, good pizza & cold beer? Hit up Westside Bowl!
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Millenials aren’t killing chain restaurants. Meal-delivery services are.

Yeah, we hear all the time all the things millennials are killing. Napkins, beer, breastaurants, cereal, golf, etc. But they’re not really killing them. Those industries are killing themselves. Sure, they have some help with people’s changing tastes in leisure-time activities, changing tastes, people working two jobs to make ends meet, and more. And yes, chain restaurants are going the way of the dinosaur for many reasons, but it’s not the millennial. It’s changing tastes, people wanting better nutrition when they dine out and it’s meal-delivery services. It’s Grubhub. It’s DoorDash. It’s Uber Eats. Yeah, I’ll go there.

I’m not saying they’re bad. For some small mom-and-pop places, meal-delivery services are a godsend. Mom & Pop don’t have to pay drivers and hourly rate when business is slow, aren’t required to get the additional insurance policies for deliveries and don’t have to worry about their employees getting robbed (It’s Youngstown. It happens) or injured in an accident on Drive-Like-Shit Tuesday. I’ve had several bar/tavern/restaurant owners I know tell me these exact things. And I get it … I used to work from home, I would have loved to have something other than pizza available for delivery. But I don’t want chain restaurant food delivered to my door. Period.

But hey, that’s me. Maybe you really need to have a Denny’s breakfast delivered? Or that crap that Applebee’s claims is food brought straight to your door? Why? Applebee’s and Denny’s are places you settle for at when the place you want to go is packed. Not your first choice. Not at least for me, any day. Like Sunday.

On Sunday, Wifey and I planned to go to breakfast and Bob Evans on Belmont was packed. So we settled for Denny’s. Place was half-empty. The hostess sat us right away and got us coffee. About 15 minutes later our ‘server’ came over and said, “I just found out you’re in my section. Are you ready to order?” We ordered. In the 45 minutes that followed, they sat four other tables in her section, she took their orders and never once looked our way. Had she looked, she’d have seen that our coffee cups were at the edge of the table, the standard “refills needed” position. Eventually, I walked up to the customer counter and asked the server behind it for refills. “Our server has forgotten we exist.”

One of the tables that was seated after we arrived got their food before we did. Wifey wanted to leave. We watched at least three cars pull in and, come in and leave after hearing it’s taking a long time to get food. And GrubHub was in and out of there three or four times while we’re waiting.

Finally, as we were getting ready to leave, our food comes out.  My oatmeal is crusty on top and cold. Eggs? Room temperature at best. Wifey’s toast buttery-like spread had already re-congealed from liquid to solid. As our ‘server’ was taking an order from another table (poor bastards) I walked over to her, looked at her and said, “We waited over an hour. We got our own coffee refills. And now our food is COLD? This place is half empty. We’re leaving.” (Side Note: This also happened to us one other time at this Denny’s, too. We left before our food came that time, so this isn’t new.)

We walk up to the cashier, Wifey says she’ll pay. I’m like “We’re not paying.” Cashier is explaining to a young mom with a cute little one that it’s about 45 minutes for food. Lady says, “This place is half empty.” Cashier says, “We’re having long ticket times because we have a lot of to-go orders.” I chimed in “You don’t want to eat here today,” explaining our situation. Cashier apologized and told us she’d void the check. Mom and baby left. So did the couple behind her.

So Denny’s lost the $25 we would have paid, plus the ‘server’ still would have gotten 10% for awful service. Plus the two two-tops that were at the cashier station when we left also left. And the three cars we saw pull in, two or three people get out of and get back into after hearing it’s 45 minutes for Denny’s, and that’s not because the place is full, but because that kitchen was bumping, apparently, with GrubHub orders. Which is good for the food prices, but not for a full-service restaurant. And it’s sure not good to your staff. I’m sure the GrubHub buyers are tipping their GrubHub drivers, but as we talked above, those drivers aren’t your employees. And GrubHub buyers are not tipping your employees. Again, not sustainable.

Take care of the people who are in your store, tipping your staff, posting selfies, promoting your business. Because they’ll be back. Unfortunately, for Denny’s on Belmont, we won’t be back. I’d rather wait at Bob Evans.

What to do now the chocolate’s on sale for half price …

whiskeyHappy Friday! You’ve survived Valentine’s Day or Single’s Awareness Day another year, and now the candy is half-off! Here’s what’s happening tonight in the area, courtesy of our friends at Westside Bowl who have great pizza, cold beer, a ton of local taps and cans, bowling and two stages! Tonight downstairs it’s Blastmaster Baker with Wild Wings, Lt. Headtrip and Earl Lee Graves at 9 p.m. Cheers!

The Best in Live Music & Events

  • The Apollo Maennerchor Club in Sharon, PA, has Rick Bruckner & Brad Campbell at 7 p.m.
  • Birdfish Brewing Up Top in Columbiana has Chris Bigelow at 7 p.m.
  • The Breakroom in Wheatland, PA, has Redefined at 8 p.m.
  • Café 422 in Boardman has The Sounds of Sinatra at 7 p.m.
  • Café 422 in Warren has Mark Soini at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Casual Pint in Boardman has Richard Boston at 7 p.m.
  • Chesty’s Blue Collar Tavern in Girard has Dead Flowers at 9:30 p.m.
  • Club Switch on Belmont Avenue has Whore Tour Youngstown with the Hott Men of Styles & Go Go Dancers at 11:30 p.m. featuring Adam and Wayne.
  • The Comedy Cellar at Mojo’s Pub-N-Grill in Austintown has Dan Grueter at 8 p.m.
  • Cork & Cap Bottle Shop in Warren has Simon Kenneally) at 7 p.m.
  • Crickets Bar on Midlothian has Velocity at 9 p.m.
  • DeYor Performing Arts Center on West Federal has Cabaret Unrequited by the YSU Department of Theater and Dance at  7 p.m.
  • Diletto Winery in Boardman has Root Theory at 7 p.m.
  • El Cowboy Tex Mex Grill & Saloon in Austintown hasThe Ovation Band at 9 p.m.
  • Factory 46 Tavern in Columbiana has TJ Teis & Friends at 8 p.m.
  • Los Gallos in Boardman has Senoritas Nite with DJ Stan The Man at 9 p.m.
  • Halliday’s Winery in Lake Milton has Jim Golen at 7 p.m.
  • Hartford Hills Winery in Fowler has Steve Vanderink at 7 p.m.
  • Hollywood Gaming in Austintown has Dominic Tocco and The Brotherhood at 9 p.m. in the H Lounge.
  • J Hicks on the Square in Mercer has Pendleton & Scott at 8 p.m.
  • Jack’s Bar & Grill in Howland has Ruby Hornsby at 8 p.m.
  • JR’z Pub in Austintown has The Gary Markasky Project at 9 p.m.
  • Leon’s Sports Bar & Grill in Howland has Nice Band at 6 p.m.
  • Maize Valley Winery in Hartville has Kevin Conway at 7:30 p.m.
  • Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman has Magic with Cash featuring tableside magic tricks starting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Modern Methods Brewing in Warren has Pierogi by Babcia’s Lunchbox at 5 p.m., a Baltic Porter tapping at 6 p.m. and Terry Dach at 7 p.m.
  • Mortals Key Brewing in Jamestown, PA, has House of Rhythm at 6 p.m.
  • Noble Creature Cask House on East Rayen has Jay Wiley at 7 p.m.
  • Rhine Haus Bier Hall on Phelps has Polka with Bob Kravos and the Boys in the Band at 6 p.m.
  • River Road Tavern in Warren has Trivia at 8 p.m.
  • Rolling Mills Bar & Grill in Girard has Trainwreck at 8 p.m. $5 cover.
  • Se7en Nightclub in Austintown has The Huckin Fillbillys at 9 p.m.
  • Seleh Restaurant in Struthers has Rachell Joy at 6:30 p.m.
  • Shakers BackYard Bar & Grill in Poland has Justin Wade & Bobby Thompson at 7:30 p.m.
  • Shakers Bar & Grill in Liberty has Jay Byrd at 8 p.m.
  • The Speakeasy Lounge in Warren has The Black Wolf & The Thief at 7 p.m.
  • Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on Phelps has Larry Elefante with Honey Brother at 9 p.m.
  • Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts in Boardman has TC Davis with Chris Brenner at 9 p.m.
  • Up A Creek Tavern in Howland has Memphis Soul at 7:30 p.m.
  • Utopia Video Nightclub has a Valentine’s Day Sioree at 9 p.m. hosted by Kardi Redd Diamond with special guests Silver Uzumaki and Summer Frost for a show at 12:30 a.m.
  • The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana has Kim VanKleek at 7 p.m.
  • Vintage Estate Wine & Beer in Boardman has Diane Drapcho at 8 p.m.
  • Westside Bowl on Mahoning Avenue has Blastmaster Baker with Wild Wings, Lt. Headtrip and Earl Lee Graves at 9 p.m.
  • Whistle & Keg on West Federal has Davis & Henner at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Club at Yankee Bootleggers Saloon in Brookfield has Line Dance Lessons at 8:30 p.m. and dancing at 9 p.m.

Friday Karaoke

  • The Barrel Head Tavern in Austintown has Karaoke at 7 p.m.
  • The Boxcar Lounge at the B&O Station has Karaoke with Kimmie at 10 p.m.
  • Ice House Inn in Austintown has Simply Ed Karaoke at 10 p.m.
  • Piggy’s Sports Bar & Grill in Struthers has Karaoke with Cheryl at 9 p.m.
  • El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Liberty has Rumba The Show Karaoke tonight at 9 p.m.
  • Thirsty Frog Bar & Grill in Austintown has Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.
  • The Zodiac Club on Four Mile Run has Karaoke & Line Dance Explosion with DJ Cam from Star 94.7 at 7 p.m.

Like bowling, live music, great food, good pizza & cold beer? Hit up Westside Bowl!

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What to do on February 2!

The Best in Live Music & Events for February 2, 2019! Cheers.

  • The Apollo Maennerchor Club in Sharon, PA, has Homegrown Grass at 7 p.m.
  • The B&O Station Banquest Hall on Mahoning Avenue has Leanne Binder’s Vinyl Release Party at 7 p.m.
  • Barrel Run Crossing Winery & Vineyard in Rootstown has Michael Harvan at 7 p.m.
  • Biker Brewhouse in Austintown has Susan Wojnar at 6 p.m.
  • Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana has The Conkle Brothers at 7 p.m. Up Top.
  • The Boxcar Lounge at the B&O Station on Mahoning Avenue has John Sailor & Mike Rich at 8 p.m.
  • Café 422 in Boardman has live comedy with Kirk Bogos, Dan Brown & Mike Rumsey at 8 p.m. $20 at the door, $15 online.
  • Café 422 in Warren has Motown Night featuring New Connection at 7 p.m.
  • Chesty’s Blue Collar Tavern in Girard has karaoke at 10 p.m. with CK Entertainment.
  • Chrissy’s Lake Tavern in Mecca has Ruby Hornsby at 8:30 p.m.
  • Club Switch on Belmont Avenue has Rebecca Mae’s Valentines hosted by Rebecca Mae with Miss V and Agnes Sengra doing a midnight show with music all night by DJ Martin.
  • Cork & Cap Bottle Shop in Warren has The Jesse DeLoreno Trio at 7 p.m.
  • Crickets Bar on Midlothian has High Noon at 9 p.m.
  • The Dash Inn on Mahoning Avenue has Sonny Needs Money at 9 p.m.
  • Motown Night featuring New Connection at 7 p.m. has Party of 2 at 7 p.m.
  • DJ’s Lounge in Niles has Karaoke with Kimmy at 10 p.m.
  • Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown has a Boot Scootn’ Saloon Reunion featuring country line dance hits from the 90’s starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • El Cowboy Tex Mex Grill & Saloon in Austintown has Geo C & Tha Storm at 9 p.m.
  • Factory 46 Tavern in Columbiana has Bret Bregar at 8 p.m.
  • The Funny Farm Comedy Club in the Knox Building on West Federal has Rich Purpura at 7:30 p.m., but it’s already sold-out!
  • Los Gallos in Boardman has Dominic Tocco & Brotherhood at 8 p.m.
  • Greene Eagle Winery in Fowler has Russ Saylor at 6:30 p.m.
  • Halliday’s Winery in Lake Milton has Goes Like This at 7 p.m.
  • Hartford Hills Winery in Fowler has Dead Flowers at 7 p.m.
  • Hollywood Gaming in Austintown has The Hit List Duo at 9 p.m. in the H Lounge.
  • J Hicks on the Square in Mercer has Bourbon & Lace at 8 p.m.
  • JR’z Pub in Austintown has Dashboard Saints at 9 p.m.
  • Leon’s Sports Bar & Grille in Howland has Midnight Blue at 9 p.m.
  • Lil Paws Winery in Lake Milton has The Beach House Band at 6:30 p.m.
  • Longboyz Tavern in Champion has The Gary Markasky Project 9 p.m.
  • Maize Valley Winery in Rootstown has Peggy Coyle & Brad Bolton at 7:30 p.m.
  • Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman has FrenchBlue+2 at 8 p.m.
  • The Manor Restaurant in Austintown has Frank Castelleno at 7 p.m.
  • Modern Methods Brewing in Warren has their First Annual Superball Meatball Competition at 4 p.m. and Brian Angelo at 7 p.m. playing music.
  • Mortals Key Brewing in Jamestown, PA, has Max Schang’s Trio of Blues at 6 p.m.
  • The New Brickhouse on Midlothian has Cin City & The Saints at 9 p.m.
  • Nova Cellars Winery in Pulaski, PA, has Steve Vuich at 7 p.m.
  • O’Donold’s Austintown has DJ K9ine with $2 beers & select $3 shots at 9:30 p.m.
  • Piggy’s Sports Bar in Struthers has Hat Trickz at 8:30 p.m.
  • Quaker Steak & Lube in Boardman has Dawson at 8 p.m.
  • Recon Brewing in Butler, PA, has Melissa Blaine at 7 p.m.
  • Rhine Haus Bier Hall on Phelps Street has polka with The Rex Taneri Band at 7 p.m.
  • Rolling Mills Bar & Grill in Girard has Broken Reins at 8 p.m.
  • Social 45 in Lisbon has 100 Proof at 8:30 p.m.
  • The Speakeasy Lounge in Warren has SSC Jazz at 7 p.m.
  • Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts Downtown on Phelps has Stealing Oceans with Jordan DePaul at 9 p.m.
  • Thirsty Frog Bar & Grill in Austintown has Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.
  • Up A Creek Tavern in Howland has Old Skool at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana has Jay Byrd at 7 p.m.
  • Westside Bowl on Mahoning Avenue has a comedy show “Six More Weeks of Comedy” at 7 p.m.
  • Whistle & Keg on West Federal Street has The WineMakers at 8 p.m.
  • Woodland Cellars in Hubbard has Shane McGee at 7 p.m.

 

What to do on the First of February

federalfrenzyHere’s what’s happening in the area, courtesy of our friends at Westside Bowl, who have using the big stage tonight for the Federal Frenzy Face-Off presented by YSU Penguin Productions, and it’s a free show featuring Fifth & Aurora, The HR Department, Black Wolf & The Thief, Spy Convention, Juliet, Mediocre at Best and The Super Babes starting at 7 p.m. and Winter Warmup downstairs at 8 p.m. with Floco Torres, Floor Baba, Squirple, The Vvilderness and ZOD1AC. Show upstairs is free; downstairs cover is $8.

But if beer, booze, bowling and free music isn’t your thing, here’s what else is happening tonight!

The Best in Live Music & Events

  • The Apollo Maennerchor Club in Sharon, PA, has Randy Velez at 7 p.m.
  • Birdfish Brewing Up Top in Columbiana has Willis Gordon at 7 p.m.
  • Café 422 in Boardman has The WineMakers at 7 p.m.
  • Chesty’s Blue Collar Tavern in Girard has The Dynamic Duo at 10 p.m.
  • Crickets Bar on Midlothian has Seamus at 8 p.m.
  • Diletto Winery in Boardman is kicking off an Indoor Cornhole Social League at 6:30 p.m.
  • El Cowboy Tex Mex Grill & Saloon in Austintown has Redline at 8 p.m.
  • Los Gallos in Boardman has Senoritas Nite with DJ Stan The Man at 9 p.m.
  • Halliday’s Winery in Lake Milton has Jay Byrd at 7 p.m.
  • Hartford Hill Winery in Fowler has Take II at 7 p.m.
  • Hollywood Gaming in Austintown has The Martini Affair at 9 p.m. in the H Lounge.
  • J Hicks on the Square in Mercer has Mike Peterson Band at 8 p.m.
  • JR’z Pub in Austintown has The Vegas Band at 9 p.m.
  • Leon’s Sports Bar & Grill in Howland has Jeff Welsh at 6 p.m.
  • Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman has Magic with Cash featuring tableside magic tricks starting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Modern Methods Brewing in Warren has Leo D’Angelo & Pat Majernik at 7 p.m.
  • Mortals Key Brewing in Jamestown, PA, has The HighLife at 6 p.m.
  • The Peter Allen Inn in Kinsman has Ruby Hornsby at 6:30 p.m.
  • Rhine Haus Bier Hall on Phelps has Polka with The Mikey Dee Band at 6 p.m.
  • Rolling Mills Bar & Grill in Girard has The Sensations at 8 p.m. $5 cover.
  • Se7en Nightclub in Austintown has Country in the Club with Northern Whiskey. Doors at 7 p.m. Music at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
  • The Speakeasy Lounge in Warren has Pink Moon at 7 p.m.
  • Stambaugh Auditorium on 5th Avenue has Abbamania, Night Fever & Kara Chandler (Abba, Bee Gees & Cher tribute bands) at 7:30 p.m.
  • Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on Phelps has Fifth & Aurora with Ponce (from Nashville) and Vertical 48 at 9 p.m.
  • Utopia Video Nightclub has Flawless Fridays with a drag show at 12:30 a.m. No cover before 10.
  • The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana has Eclectic Acoustics at 7 p.m.
  • Vintage Estate Wine & Beer in Boardman has Jay Bird and Haley Bee at 8 p.m.
  • Westside Bowl on Mahoning Avenue has YSU Penguin Productions Battle of the Bands Federal Frenzy Face Off upstairs on the big stage featuring Fifth & Aurora, The HR Department, Black Wolf & The Thief, Spy Convention, Juliet, Mediocre at Best and The Super Babes starting at 7 p.m. and Winter Warmup downstairs at 8 p.m. with Floco Torres, Floor Baba, Squirple, The Vvilderness and ZOD1AC. Show upstairs is free; downstairs cover is $8.
  • Whistle & Keg on West Federal has Acoustic Fridays featuring John Sailor, Nick Aducci & Susan Wojnar at 8 p.m.

Friday Karaoke

  • The Barrel Head Tavern in Austintown has Karaoke at 7 p.m.
  • The Boxcar Lounge at the B&O Station has Karaoke with Kimmie at 10 p.m.
  • Ice House Inn in Austintown has Simply Ed Karaoke at 10 p.m.
  • Krakatoa Tropical Food & Spirits in Boardman has Karaoke at 9 p.m.
  • Piggy’s Sports Bar & Grill in Struthers has Karaoke with Cheryl at 9 p.m.
  • The Soap Gallery on East Champion has Rotary District 6650’s Art Auction at 6:30 p.m.
  • El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Liberty has Rumba The Show Karaoke tonight at 9 p.m.
  • Thirsty Frog Bar & Grill in Austintown has Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.
  • The Zodiac Club on Four Mile Run has Karaoke & Line Dance Explosion with DJ Cam from Star 94.7 at 7 p.m.

Like bowling, live music, great food, good pizza & cold beer? Hit up Westside Bowl!

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What’s Happening for Saturday, 1/26/19!

Happy Snowy Saturday! Here’s what’s happening in the area this fine frigid day courtesy of our friends at Westside Bowl, who’s rocking the house tonight with Disney Trivia for the Dogs at 5 p.m. benefiting All About The Paws followed by Lords of the Highway with Turbo Lovers and Bar Trash starting at 9 p.m. Cheers!

The Best in Live Music & Events for Saturday

  • The Apollo Maennerchor Club in Sharon, PA, has Muddy Cadillac at 7 p.m.
  • Barrel33 Bar & Bistro in Howland has Simon Keneally acoustic at 8 p.m.
  • Barrel Run Crossing Winery & Vineyard in Rootstown has John Stipe at 7 p.m.
  • Biker Brewhouse in Austintown has the launch of Leather and Lace at 6 p.m. with live music from The TrebleMakers.
  • Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana has Zac Adams & Joe Bourbon at 7 p.m. Up Top.
  • The Boxcar Lounge at the B&O Station on Mahoning Avenue has The Shoeshine Boys at 8 p.m.
  • Café 422 in Boardman has Motown Night featuring New Connection at 7 p.m.
  • Cedars West End on Steel Street has a Vinyl Night for Frankie’s Birthday Bash. Doors at 9 p.m. No cover.
  • Chesty’s Blue Collar Tavern in Girard has karaoke at 10 p.m. with CK Entertainment.
  • Chrissy’s Lake Tavern in Mecca has Andy Timko at 8 p.m.
  • Cork & Cap Bottle Shop in Warren has Jay Byrd at 7 p.m.
  • The Comedy Cellar at MoJo’s Pub & Grill in Austintown has Heywood Banks at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Pre-show dinner tickets for 8 p.m. are sold out, but there are some available at 10 p.m.
  • Crickets Bar on Midlothian has Snarfunkle at 9 p.m.
  • DJ’s Lounge in Niles has Karaoke with Kimmy at 10 p.m.
  • El Cowboy Tex Mex Grill & Saloon in Austintown has Cin City & The Saints at 8 p.m.
  • The Funny Farm Comedy Club in the Knox Building on West Federal has Mark Price with Skippy’s 50th Birthday Party at 7 p.m. $20 at the door.
  • Los Gallos in Boardman has 7% Superstar at 9 p.m.
  • Georgia’s City Lights in Hermitage, PA, has their Annual Chili Cook Off at 8 p.m.
  • Greene Eagle Winery in Fowler has the amazing Ruby Hornsby at 6:30 p.m.
  • Halliday’s Winery in Lake Milton has The Sums Divide at 7 p.m.
  • Hartford Hills Winery in Fowler has Major Morgan & The b flats at 7 p.m.
  • The Ice House Inn in Austintown has Neutron Falls at 9 p.m.
  • J Hicks on the Square in Mercer has Those Damn Daves at 8 p.m.
  • Jack’s Bar & Grill in Howland has Soulshine tonight at 9 p.m.
  • JR’z Pub in Austintown has Train Wreck at 9 p.m.
  • Leon’s Sports Bar & Grille in Howland has Blue Siren at 9 p.m.
  • Lil Paws Winery in Lake Milton has Take II tonight at 6:30 p.m.
  • Longboyz Tavern in Champion has Nuthin Fancy Jesse James Gang 9 p.m.
  • Maize Valley Winery in Rootstown has Christian McFee at 7:30 p.m.
  • Margherita’s Grille in Girard has Joe Fritz at 8 p.m.
  • The Manor Restaurant in Austintown has Damian Knapp at 7 p.m.
  • Modern Methods Brewing in Warren has Mick Rogers at 7 p.m.
  • Mortals Key Brewing in Jamestown, PA, has Treebeard Brown at 6 p.m.
  • The New Brickhouse on Midlothian has Highland Rose at 9 p.m.
  • The New Manhattan in Hubbard has Dresden Drive at 9 p.m.
  • Nova Cellars Winery in Pulaski, PA, has Self Preservation at 7 p.m.
  • Numbers Brewing in Lisbon has their 3rd Anniversary Party tonight at 6 p.m. with DJ Blaze playing your favorite 90’s songs.
  • O’Donold’s Austintown has DJ K9ine with $2 beers & select $3 shots at 9:30 p.m.
  • O’Donold’s Irish Pub & Grill Downtown on West Federal has DJ Steve Fish at 10 p.m.
  • Piggy’s Sports Bar in Struthers has Vintage Vinyl at 8:30 p.m.
  • Recon Brewing in Butler, PA, has Amanda Noah Muscatello at 7 p.m.
  • Rhine Haus Bier Hall on Phelps Street has polka with The Mikey Dee Band at 7 p.m.
  • Rolling Mills Bar & Grill in Girard has The Manhattan Band at 8 p.m.
  • Social 45 in Lisbon has Route 45 at 8:30 p.m.
  • The Speakeasy Lounge in Warren has Richard Boston at 7 p.m.
  • Steel City Bar & Grill on Midlothian is open with $1 domestics until 9 p.m. and the kitchen’s open until 2 a.m.
  • Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts Downtown on Phelps has Hayden Brooke with The HR Department at 9 p.m.
  • Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts in Boardman has Dueling Pianos with Todd Cutshaw & Andy Paczak at 8:30 p.m.
  • Thirsty Frog Bar & Grill in Austintown is open and has Karaoke at 9:30 p.m.
  • Up A Creek Tavern in Howland has Rudy & The Professionals at 8 p.m.
  • Utopia Video Night Club opens at 7 p.m. and Cookie Monroe & Jazmyn James will be giving away Cher tickets all night! No cover before 10 p.m.
  • The Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana has Steve Vuich at 7 p.m.
  • Westside Bowl on Mahoning Avenue has Lords of the Highway with Turbo Lovers and Bar Trash starting at 9 p.m.
  • Whistle & Keg on West Federal Street has French Blue at 8 p.m.
  • Woodland Cellars in Hubbard has The WineMakers at 7 p.m.
  • The Youngstown Mineshaft on Poland Avenue has a Rent Watch Party starting at 8 p.m.

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