8th Annual Holiday Extravaganza December 15 & 16, 2016 at the Akron Civic Theatre

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The 8th Annual Ryan Humbert
Holiday Extravaganza:
Christmas in The Round
Benefitting Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s
Muffins for Mammograms Program

The Akron Civic Theatre
182 South Main Street – Akron, Ohio 44308

Two Shows!
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
7:30PM

Sponsored by Akron AAA Auto Club, Cleveland Clinic Akron General,
The Greater Akron Chamber, FirstEnergy & The Summit FM

TICKET PRICES: $20 General Admission / $35 Date Night Special (two tickets)
TICKET OUTLETS: Akron Civic Theatre Box Office M-F 10:00 am to 4:00 pm / 330-253-2488
All Ticketmaster outlets located in Macy’s and select Giant Eagle stores.
TO ORDER ONLINE VISIT: www.ticketmaster.com

 

AKRON, OH – Join acclaimed Northeastern Ohio singer/songwriter Ryan Humbert for the 8th Annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza: Christmas in The Round, on the historic stage of the Akron Civic Theatre for TWO intimate cabaret performances.

 

This performance will feature Ryan and longtime harmony vocalist Emily Bates backed by an all-star band of Northeastern Ohio musicians, including Tim Longfellow on piano, Justin Tibbs on saxophone, Bryan Thomas on upright bass, Scott Alan on guitar and Jim Richley on drums.

 

This year, the holiday extravaganza will exclusively feature holiday songs. The show will also be performed in-the-round, with attendees sitting on all four sides of the performance area.

 

“I’ve always loved the intimate, storyteller feel of in-the-round performances and thought it would be fun to bring that to the stage of the Civic for this year’s holiday performances,” said Humbert, “I think it will allow us to really connect with the audience and make them feel like we’re performing right in their living room.”

 

The shows take place Thursday, December 15th and Friday, December 16th, 2016 and will raise funds for Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s Muffins for Mammograms program. Now in its 23rd year, the Muffins for Mammograms program provides free mammograms year-round for uninsured or under-insured women throughout Northeast Ohio.

 

“It’s hard to believe this is our 8th Holiday Extravaganza and our third year helping our friends at Muffins for Mammograms,” Humbert says, “I truly love supporting this organization. They help so many people in our community. My mother successfully beat her battle with breast cancer through treatment at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and I’m so glad we can give back to them to help others fight that battle as well.”

 

Akron AAA Auto Club, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, The Greater Akron Chamber, FirstEnergy and The Summit FM are the official sponsors of the Holiday Extravaganza.

 

“Ryan’s Holiday Extravaganza has become a tradition in our area,” said Howard Parr, Executive Director of the Akron Civic. “We’re excited to partner with Ryan again to raise funds for Muffins for Mammograms so they can continue helping women in need.”

 

During each performance a small live auction will be held, with all proceeds benefitting the Muffins for Mammograms program. More information on the auction will be announced closer to the performances.

 

Tickets are $20 for general admission or $35 for two (date night special). Tickets are available now at the Akron Civic box office at 330-253-2488 and online at www.akroncivic.com or at all Ticketmaster locations.

 

ABOUT RYAN HUMBERT:

 

Known throughout northeastern Ohio and beyond for his energetic concerts, unique blend of Americana-pop music, and involvement in local fundraising activities, award-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert has shared the stage with acts like The Zac Brown Band, Train, Foreigner, Third Eye Blind, Elvis Costello, Pete Yorn, Chris Isaak, Marty Stuart, Shelby Lynne and more.

Humbert has released three solo records recorded in Nashville, TN and can be heard nationally on Sirius XM and locally on The Summit FM and the330.net.

Humbert is also the lead singer for Northeastern Ohio-based honky tonk country band Shooter Sharp & The Shootouts. www.ryanhumbert.com / www.shootoutsmusic.com

 

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