Join acclaimed Northeast Ohio singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert for the 11th Annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza on the historic stage of the Akron Civic Theatre for THREE intimate cabaret performances to benefit the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank.
These special performances will feature Humbert’s honky tonk band The Shootouts – including guitarist Brian Poston, drummer Dylan Gomez, bassist Ryan McDermott, pedal steel guitarist Al Moss, and Ryan’s longtime singing partner Emily Bates.
This Americana variety show will also feature special guests The HawtThorns from Nashville, TN and northeast Ohio singer-songwriter Gretchen Pleuss, along with a different surprise guest at each performance.
This year’s show will feature a blend of holiday classics and songs from The Shootouts’ critically acclaimed worldwide debut album “Quick Draw,” which spent over nine weeks on the Americana Radio Album Chart during the summer of 2019. The album has taken the band all over the country, and nabbed them a nomination for “Best Honky Tonk Group” at the 2020 Ameripolitan Music Awards, taking place in Memphis in February.
“The Shootouts have had a great year, and we’re looking forward to bringing this exciting show to the Civic stage,” said Howard Parr, Executive Director of the Akron Civic. “To bring authentic live music to downtown Akron -- and to do so to raise funds for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank -- is a win-win for everyone.”
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is a nonprofit organization with a vision of a thriving community free of hunger. This year, 1 in 7 people in Northeast Ohio will face hunger, and the Foodbank will be there to help. The Foodbank is the source of emergency food for nearly 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger- relief programs that directly serve individuals and families in Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties. In 2018, the Foodbank helped provide access to food for 24.5 million meals to its network of hunger-relief partners.
During each performance, the Foodbank will be collecting non-perishable food donations to help those in need, including their “Super Six” most needed items -- boxed cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned beef stew and canned soup.
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