September 2016: Upcoming concerts, major events for the region

SEPTEMBER

Bryan Adams. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13. $86.50-$26.50.

Warren Civic Music Association: Let’s Hang On. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-841-2931 (box office) or 330-399-4885. Let’s Hang On features music of the 60s and the sound of the Four Seasons. Includes four male and two female singers, together with a stage band. The show features crisp harmonies and sleek choreography in a high-energy production. Doors open at 6 p.m. Open seating. 7 p.m., Sept. 13.  Adults: $40; youth, $10.

YSU Centofanti Symposium: W. Kamau Bell. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. W. Kamau Bell is a critically acclaimed sociopolitical comedian. He is the host of United Shades of America on CNN and “Kamau Right Now!” on KALW in San Francisco. Co-host of the podcast “Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period.” The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14. Free, but tickets are required.

Kenny Rogers – The Gambler’s Last Deal. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Country Music Hall of Famer, Kenny Rogers is bringing his final world tour to Stambaugh Auditorium. The Gambler’s Last Deal, with special guest Linda Davis, will be the final tour for a career spanning nearly six decades.7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15. $155-$45.

Gladys Knight. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. Ticketmaster.com. This seven-time Grammy Award winner takes the “Midnight Train” to Warren for one show. With Gladys singing lead, Gladys Knight and the Pips achieved icon status with hits like “Every Beat of My Heart,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “If I Were Your Woman,”  “Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me” and the number one smash, “Midnight Train to Georgia.” All told, Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over the years, including four solo albums during the past decade. 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15. $65.50, $55.50, $45.50 (applicable fees may apply).

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Opening Concert Gala. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. In honor of the 90th anniversary of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, the Youngstown Symphony Society will present an opening night gala in the Flad Pavilion featuring an international food buffet, cash bar and other entertainment prior to the first concert of the 2016-17 season. YSO tickets must be purchased separately. Call 330-744-0264 for information or to make a reservation. 6 p.m., Sept. 17. $75.

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Opening Concert – Mozartiana. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. The YSO presents selections from Dvorak, Smetana, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Borodin in honor of eastern European migration to the Mahoning Valley. Reserved seating. 8 p.m., Sept. 17. $45-$20.

Raymond & Elizabeth Chenault. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Renowned organist duo, Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault, bring their almost four decades of performing together to Stambaugh. 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18. $10-$5.

Trumbull Town Hall Presents: Elizabeth Smart. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; TrumbullTownHall.org. Trumbull Town Hall 39th Annual Celebrity Series will present Elizabeth Smart. 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21. $45.

Inaugural Event: The City Club of Mahoning Valley. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. The City Club of Mahoning Valley presents its inaugural event with the following speakers: YSU President Jim Tressel; former Youngstown Mayor Jay WIlliams; state Sen. Capri S. Cafaro, D-32nd; and Regional Chamber President Tom Humphries. Dinner is provided by the Saratoga. Dinner is included in ticket price. 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21. $30.

YSU Skeggs Lecture: Anderson Cooper. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Anderson Cooper has traveled the world covering some of the largest news stories in the past few decades. In 2003, CNN gave Cooper his own news show, “Anderson Cooper 360°.”  7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. Sold out.

OCTOBER 

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Pops: A Tribute To The Beatles. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Features original members of the Broadway sensation “Beatlemania” performing timeless Beatles classics including “Yesterday,” “Eleanor Ribgy,” “Imagine,” “A Hard Day’s Night” and more. 8 p.m., Oct. 1. $45-$20.

Gavin Degraw And Andy Grammer With Special Guest Wrabel. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer perform one show. 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4. $55, $45, $36.50 (applicable fees may apply).

Price is Right Live. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5. $52-$32.

The Capitol Steps. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. The Capitol Steps, a Washington, D.C.-based comedy troupe, will present a show based on songs from their current album, “What To Expect When You’re Electing.” The Capitol Steps provide a unique blend of musical and political comedy. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5. $75-$25.

The Temptations. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. THE Temptations, one of the most iconic bands in the history of American music. 8 p.m., Oct. 7. $90-$35.

Pink Lemon-Aide 2016. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. An all-ages event to raise funds to fight cancer and celebrate survivors. 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8. $10.

An Evening With Paul Anka. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka will bring his memorable hits to Powers Auditorium. One of the most popular singers of all time, Anka is best known for his hit songs “Diana”,  “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “Times of Your Life” and “Having My Baby.” An accomplished songwriter, Anka wrote the theme song to “The Tonight Show.” 8 p.m., Oct. 12. $115-$59.

Gary Allan. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Country artist Gary Allan’s career includes four No. 1 hits, including “Man to Man,” “Tough Little Boys,” “Nothing on but the Radio,” and “Every Storm (Runs out of Rain).” He has seven Top 10 songs, in addition to the No. 1s – including “Her Man,” “It Would Be You,” “Right Where I Need to Be,” “The One,” “Best I Ever Had,” “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful,” and “Watching Airplanes.” These hits also helped Allan accumulate three certified platinum and five gold albums. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13. $65-$35

The Centralia Experience. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Playwright/director/producer Roger “Teco” Trent was stirred by the story of real-life fires that have burned beneath the borough of Centralia, Pa. ever since the 1960s. The result is the inspirational musical, “The Centralia Experience,” about a town plagued by an underground coal fire, slowly burning and destroying everything in its path. 6 p.,m., Oct. 15. $58-$28.

Warren Civic Music Association: RocOpraNatra. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-841-2931 (box office) or 330-399-4885. Three voices and three genres of music come together weaving a tapestry of melodies and memories from Sinatra to Rod Stewart, Elvis to Groban and Dean Martin to Bocelli. Features Brian Roman, Christopher Dallo and Danny Scott. 7 p.m. Adults: $40; youth, $10. 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Vince Gill. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. The Country Music Hall of Famer comes to Warren for one show. 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23. $61-$41 (applicable fees may apply).

U.S. Air Force Concert Band & Singing Sergeants. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27.

NOVEMBER

Living Proof Live With Beth Moore. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Multiple shows and times. Nov. 4-5. $69.

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Classics – Pines Of Rome. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. The Youngstown Symphony presents an orchestral tribute to Italian settlers with selections from Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, and Respighi. 8 p.m., Nov. 5. $45-$20.

Alan Parsons Live Project. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Alan Parsons’ contribution to music – from his beginnings with The Beatles to his groundbreaking recording techniques on “Dark Side of The Moon”  and multi-platinum albums by The Alan Parsons Project – have made him a recognized Renaissance man. 8 p.m., Nov. 10. $90-$30.50.

Warren Civic Music Association: Home Free. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-841-2931 or 330-399-4885. This five-part a cappella group meshes Nashville standards with pop hits in a country flavor. 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11. Adults: $40; youth, $10.

Opera Western Reserve Presents: Carmen. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. 7:30 p.m., Friday Nov. 11. $75-$20.

Leeland & Meredith Andrews. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Stambaugh Auditorium and the C.S. Lewis Institute will present a concert featuring Christian artists Leeland and Meredith Andrews. The band recently released their fifth studio album, “Invisible. ” 7:30 p.m., Sunday Nov. 13. $45-$15.

Trumbull Town Hall Presents: Rochelle Pennington. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. 10:30 a.m., Nov. 16. $35.

TSO: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, The Best of TSO and More. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Nov. 17. $69.25-$39.75.

Murphy Meets Motown. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., winner of the 2011 “America’s Got Talent” competition, returns to Stambaugh. The concert will benefit the Diversity Leadership Minority Scholarship Fund at Youngstown State University. 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17. $40-$25.

The Wizard Of Oz. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Tis o original ballet will be presented by Ballet Western Reserve. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Nov. 19. $29.

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus Xtreme. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Nov. 19-20. $52-$16.

Great Russian Nutcracker. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. This performance features the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker.”  7 p.m., Nov. 26. $175-$28.

Joe Bonamassa. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 2:59 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28. $125-$89.

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