Several big events keep downtown Youngstown busy

Barry Manilow's farewell tour at the Covelli Centre, Federal Frenzy and the first Youngstown Flea all drew large crowds

Covelli Centre, ahead of Bernie sanders rally. Mar. 14, 2015.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – It was a busy day in downtown Youngstown on Saturday with two concerts and the first-ever Youngstown Flea Market.

Barry Manilow’s farewell tour at the Covelli Centre headlined the night’s events.

Outside of the Covelli Centre people gathered earlier in the day for the first Youngstown Flea. Everything from produce to candles was on display. Clothing was an especially popular and in-demand item.

Alexis Kousourais sold bracelets and was surprised by how many people showed up.

“Already met my goal and we’re not even halfway through the day,” she said.

The market even brought a Valley native back home from Brooklyn, New York.

“When I heard this was the first-ever Youngstown Flea, I was really excited,” said Lindsay Plaskett, originally from Canfield.

Plaskett’s family owns Liberty Pattern and Mold, which has been in Youngstown for 100 years. The business was selling wooden molds that liquid metal is poured into.

Just a few blocks away, the Federal Frenzy attracted a large crowd.

Youngstown State University students had to put in a lot of work to make the event happen. This year, downtown businesses helped out with the music and arts festival.

“Our ideas, our visions. A lot of hours, a lot of hard work put in, but it’s been worth it,” said Event Leader Mollie Crowe.

Over 25 acts are scheduled to perform at Federal Frenzy until 11:00 p.m.

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