Blackberry Smoke set to perform at Youngstown Amp

YOUNGSTOWWN — Blackberry Smoke will perform at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre on Oct. 23.

It is the second national act booked this year at the venue, which was closed most of the summer due to COVID-19 restrictions. The outdoor amphitheater has featured a few concerts with local / regional acts, including The Vindys and J.D. Eicher tonight, and it will host chart-topping country singer Chase Rice on Sunday.

Blackberry Smoke, which played Packard Music Hall in 2017, is a Southern rock / Americana / alt-country band that has released six studio albums and two live albums since 2000. The Georgia-based band has toured with the Allman Brothers Band, and Gregg Allman recorded vocals for the band’s 2016 album “Like an Arrow” just a few months before his death.

The latest release from Blackberry Smoke — vocalist / lead guitarist Charlie Starr, guitarist / vocalist Paul Jackson, bassist / vocalist Richard Turner, drummer Brit Turner and keyboardist Brandon Still — is the EP “Live from Capricorn Sound Studios.”

Opening the 7:30 p.m. show will be The Wild Feathers, a Nashville band whose debut release included the adult album alternative hit “The Ceiling.” Next month the band will release “Medium Rarities,” a collection of covers, B-sides and previously unreleased material.

Concertgoers must wear masks at all times and are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets for seating on the lawn and maintain social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be available for all attendees.

Concession stands will have a streamlined menu to expedite service and keep lines short, and additional sanitation crew members will be employed to ensure cleanliness in high-traffic areas.

Tickets are $39.50 reserved and $13 on the lawn and are on sale now through Ticketmaster.


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