DIVERSIONS

LOCAL BANDS

• Grant Street Exit plays from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Farrell Croatian Home.

• Steve Ceremuga will play from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mortals Key Brewing Company, Jamestown; 50 Miles to Empty plays there from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; Gary’s Choice entertains there 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Treebeard Brown plays from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday; and The High Life Duo will play from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

• FX Project will be at the Keg in Sharon from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight.

• Soundbite plays classic rock from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Sharon Elks Lodge, 260 E. Connelly Blvd., Sharon; 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at Austintown (Ohio) Park; and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 26 at Buhl Park, Hermitage.

 

CHRISTIAN

• The 5th Annual 2DE Gospel Fest, will be held Sunday starring Grammy-winning gospel vocalist Le’Andria Johnson.

The event will be streamed live online from Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope,” 1510 Main Ave. SW, Warren, Ohio, and as a pay-per-view event. A limited number of in-person tickets will also be offered.

In-person tickets are available now at www.2DeepEvents.com and at Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope” in Warren. No tickets will be sold at the door.

In-person tickets sold at Second Baptist Church and online ticket sales end at 3 p.m.

Strict social distancing measures will be enforced, and temperatures will be taken at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6 p.m. The church facility will not be open to the public during the event.

Tickets previously purchased online will be honored and ticket purchasers will be granted access to the live audience experience.

The goal of the 2DE Festival is to unite residents of the Mahoning Valley in worship and building strong relationships between local churches and communities.

  

 KARAOKE

• Saturday – Moonlight Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Farrell VFW.

CONCERTS

• HERMITAGE – Buhl Park’s Summer Concert series at the Performing Arts Center Outdoor Stage will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6 p.m. on Sundays. Concerts are free and open to the public.

The Cabin Cafe concession stand open during all concerts and features its famous 50-cent hot dogs along with other food, snack and drink options.

For information about weather-related cancellations, check out the park’s Facebook page or call 724-981-5522, ext. 103 after 4 p.m.

The concert schedule:

• Sunday – Liverpool Lads featuring a wonderfully fab Beatles Tribute Band.

• Wednesday – Nick Fiasco, performing the sounds of Frank Sinatra.

• July 19 – Mercer Community Jazz Band, variety of jazz and concert band melodies.

• July 22 – Grant Street Exit, playing acoustic rock.

• July 26 – The Dorals with oldies and Motown.

• July 29 – The Max Schang Band, a great mix of blues and swing.

• Aug. 2 – Manhattan Band – Oldies, rock and top 40.

• Aug. 5 – Chardon Polka Band – Modern polka.

• Aug. 9 – Pipe Dreams, a tribute to the ‘60s.

• Aug. 12 – County Mayo plays Irish favorites.

• Aug. 16 – Wrangler Band, country classic and classic rock.

• Aug. 19 – JD Eicher play acoustic rock.

• Aug. 23 – The Four Kings and Queen, funk, rock, R&B, Motown and jazz.

• Aug. 26 – SoundBite, mix of classic and party rock.

• Aug. 30 – Barbecue picnic in the park with Jack Lindey (3 to 4:15 p.m.) plays originals, Ed Sheeran, featuring Loop Pedal; Pink Moon (4:30 to 5:45 p.m.), Groove, R&B and Fund; and The Sensations (6 p.m.) with Rock & Roll oldies and Pop.

• Sept. 2 – Bishop Road with Classic Rock and Country.

• Sept. 6 – 2nd Avenue Project, jazz, funk, pop and more.

• Sept. 9 – Doug Butchy Big Band with upbeat jazz.

• Sept. 13 – North Side Jazz plays jazz, standards and American songbook.

• Sept. 16 – Re-Issue with roots, rock and Americana.

• Sept. 20 – John Reese Project plays jazz standards, R&B and Motown.