The 11th Annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza

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  • Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 8 p.m.

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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.

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.