About Mahoning Valley Live Music
In January of 2007 I searched for any websites listing shows by local bands.
I was surprised to find that none were online, and that the only existing
sources were the limited schedules in the local newspapers. I decided to fill
the void myself, and created an internet site I named Mahoning Valley Live
Music and posted the pages to my personal Road Runner internet space. Mahoning
Valley Live Music was transferred to its current domain, http://mvlivemusic.com (and the web URL http://www.mvlivemusic.com) in early February 2007. My original intent was to create a site consolidating information on all
musicians/bands in the Mahoning Valley, and all their scheduled performances.
This primary purpose has not changed. Mahoning Valley Live Music supports local
musicians performing live music. MVLiveMusic is the oldest existing site of its
kind in the Valley, with the most complete and accurate listing of local
nightclub musicians and their shows.
"Musicians" - The intent of this site is to support musicians who
commonly perform in bars / nightclubs,
though not exclusively in those venues, and I list those musicians' gigs wherever
they might be - restaurants, schools, churches, parks, and so on. The styles of
music supported by this site are typically rock and roll, blues, country, jazz,
and derivatives. Normally I do not include musicians who exclusively perform
orchestral music, gospel, marching band, or any other style that is not commonly heard in a
"Local" - This site was created in support of musicians who live in
the Warren / Youngstown, Ohio area, including all of Trumbull and Mahoning
counties and extending into Salem, Ohio and Sharon / Hermitage and New Castle, Pennsylvania. I
include musicians from outside of the area if I receive a specific request
and they have a reasonable association with the area. Normally this site will
promote distant performances by the listed local musicians, for instance, if it
is within 50 miles or at a renowned location. Local performances by visiting or touring
musicians are also listed.
"Live music" - This site supports musicians' live performances, including those
using prerecorded background instrument or MIDI
tracks as long as at least one instrument is played live.
Musicians/Bands and Venues - please read:
Mahoning Valley Live Music will never charge local musicians a fee for its
support, including listing information, photos, links, etc. in the Musicians
page, promotion of performances in the Shows page schedule, videos, and specific mention
on the home page. Venues that hire listed musicians will also receive free
promotion in the Venues page and within the Shows page schedule as the locations where the musicians
Mahoning Valley Live Music is not responsible for omissions of either local
musicians or performances, or listing errors. I compile my data from many
sources, primarily email and
FaceBook updates from musicians and venues (see below). I am doing everything I can, within
reason, to cover the local music scene in a comprehensive and fair manner. In
the end it is the musicians' and venues' own responsibility, and in their own interest, to
keep me informed and updated.
The MVLiveMusic.com MUSIC PLAYER features original music by local musicians.
Songs are featured in random play when a visitor opens the
home page, and individual songs from the whole collection can be selected from
the scroll list. MUSICIANS: Please contact Mahoning Valley Live Music to have
your songs included in the player. The player is a song sampler, intended to
motivate site visitors to discover more about your music. Songs can be
full-length, or I
will reduce the songs to approximately 1/2 playing time and add a fade-out if
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: You can download your pictures from this site and use them any
way you like, and embed videos from this site in your web pages - credit to MVLiveMusic.com is appreciated.
Link-back Friends: This site has links to over 2,000
band/musician and venue pages. Many return the favor by linking back to
MVLiveMusic.com. The "Link-back Friends" home page banner pays recognition to
those who honor us with a link. If you install a link to this site on your web
page (or you already have one that I missed), please let me know and I will add
your site to the banner.
How to get your live music events listed on this website:
or on Facebook
www.facebook.com/mvlivemusic ("Steve Mahoning")
2) Share posts to this Facebook page
4) Create a Facebook event and invite me