The JAC Management Group announced on Monday that they will be partnering with Live Nation to launch the upcoming Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre this summer.
According to a press release, the partnership will book live concerts, both national and international acts, to the outdoor venue.
The amphitheater will be part of a 22-acre riverfront park along with the Covelli Centre, the release said.
The venue is expected to hold up to 4,800 guests. Opening weekend should be June 14 and 15.
JAC Management Group president Eric Ryan said they are proud of their relationship with Live Nation Cleveland that has grown over the past 10 years.
“The extension of this relationship in the form of a strategic partnership will allow us to further strengthen our industry relationships that will ultimately yield marquee performers and entertainment in Youngstown,” Ryan said in the release.
The partnership will start announcing the amphitheater’s inaugural concert line-up this month.
Guests can expect to see six to eight national acts per year, but it will ultimately a community-based venue.
“We’re really striving to do a select amount of free shows, a select amount of $5 or $10 shows. The thing is, we’re able to build an amphitheater that has the ability to do some bigger national acts. Not as big as stuff we do in Covelli because you have to remember, we have 3,000 seats are lawn and you typically don’t charge as much as you would for inside an area,” Ryan said.
The Covelli Centre will continue to host concerts this summer, such as Lionel Richie on June 29.