THE ST. CLAIRSVILLE amphitheater is the place you want to be from 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16. Entertainment for the evening will be country music star Zach Paxson. The concert is part of the Summer Concert Series and is held at the City's Central Park Amphitheater.
Paxson is blue collar and hard working, blessed enough to pick up an instrument at a young age. The country singer/songwriter from northeast Ohio literally slept in a guitar case growing up. His father, a bluegrass musician, has fronted the band "Get Out and Push" and used to take the family to festivals all over the country.
It is in the traditions of this musical style and those late night jam sessions that Paxson honed his songwriting skills and musical talents. It wasn't long before Paxson started his own band, "Futuregrass" and started performing as a regional act. It was during these times that he and his band mates learned what an audience wanted, basically to have fun and share good music, and they have no problem delivering high energy shows.
After the band broke up, Paxson continued writing and performing solo shows, but music as a career was put on hold when Paxson started a family, and it was important to him to be around. But the burning desire and calling of music lead him to Nashville in 2011, where he recorded his first CD titled "Good Luck With That" at the Beaird Music Group. Call it fate if you will, but he was finally able to share with the world some of his great music he'd been holding inside his whole life.
After his success with "Good Luck With That," Paxson headed back into the studio to record his second album "Simple Life," a collection of songs that stay true to the values and experiences he holds dear and captures the lifestyle that people from the country really live day in and day out. As a singer/songwriter continues to develop and evolve in his craft, it isn't hard to take Zach Paxson for exactly what he is ... a true talent.
The amphitheater is located at 102 Fair Avenue (located off of South Sugar St.). The concerts are held from 7-9 p.m. and are lawn chair seating, so bring your lawn chairs. Food concessions will be available during the concerts. No alcoholic beverages or coolers permitted. Handicapped parking and restrooms are also available. Admission to the concert is free, however donations are warmly accepted.
For more information about the concert, please contact the recreation department at 740-695-2037.