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Country Legend Tim McGraw to Headline Y-Live Concert – Business Journal Daily | The Youngstown Publishing Company

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YOUNGSTOWN – Country music superstar Tim McGraw will headline this year’s Y-Live concert Aug. 2 in Wean Park.

The opening act will be Warren Zeiders, according to JAC Live, promoter of the concert. More opening acts will be announced in the near future.

“Tim McGraw is so many things, from a movie star to an iconic music artist who spans decades and genres,” said Ken Bigley, chief operational officer of JAC Live and JAC Management Group, which manages Wean Park, Covelli Centre and the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre.

“He has fans of every age and is known for his amazing live performances,” Bigley continued. “Collectively, those are the qualities we look for in an artist when booking Y-Live.”

This will be JAC’s third year using Wean Park as the site for its largest show of the year. The concert typically draws around 20,000 spectators.

“Anyone who joined us these last two years saw how perfectly the space is transformed into a state-of-the-art concert setup,” said Jordan Ryan, executive director of Wean Park.

Kid Rock headlined the Y-Live concert in 2023, and Luke Bryan performed in 2022.

Tickets for the McGraw concert start at $65.50 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, only through ticketmaster.com. Tickets will not be sold at the Covelli Centre box office.

Parking passes for lots in the downtown area will also be sold only at ticketmaster.com.

The concert will start at 7 p.m.

For group sales (16 or more tickets), email [email protected].

About Tim McGraw

McGraw has sold more than 90 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 46 worldwide No. 1 singles and 19 worldwide No. 1 albums. He’s won three Grammy Awards, 19 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards.

He is the most played country artist on radio since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending 10 weeks or more at No. 1.

McGraw is also one of the top touring artists of all time and set records with his “Soul2Soul” tours with his wife, Faith Hill.

An acclaimed actor, McGraw starred in and narrated the hit movie “The Shack” and co-wrote and performed the closing credit song for the Oscar-winning documentary “Free Solo.”

His other movie credits include blockbuster hits “Friday Night Lights” and “The Blind Side.” McGraw starred beside Sam Elliott and Hill in the “Yellowstone” prequel and three-time Emmy nominated “1883.”

He has co-authored two New York Times bestselling books: “Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest and the Music that Made a Nation” with Jon Meacham, and fitness book “Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life.”

His latest album, “Standing Room Only,” includes the title cut single, which launched with the most first-week streams of any track in McGraw’s career.

Pictured at top: Tim McGraw will come to Wean Park in downtown Youngstown on Aug. 2. (Photo by Robby Klein)

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