The 12th Annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza
Friday, December 18th at 8:00 PM EST.
An intimate holiday concert streaming from the stage of the Weathervane Playhouse with Ryan Humbert and an all-star band featuring members of The Shootouts, The Vindys, The Speedbumps and Black Wolf and The Thief.
A benefit for the National Independent Venues Association Emergancy Relief Fund
Donate here: www.nivassoc.org/erf
The show is FREE to stream and will be available to watch on the Facebook pages of the following venues:
Join acclaimed Northeast Ohio singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert for the 12th Annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza, Friday, December 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM.
For the past 11 years, The Holiday Extravaganza has been hosted at the historic Akron Civic Theatre. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s show will be completely virtual. For this special fundraising performance, Humbert has partnered with 16 Ohio-based venues and entertainment organizations to simultaneously stream the performance for free on their respective Facebook pages (See list above).
Humbert will be joined by his longtime singing partner and fellow The Shootouts band member Emily Bates, as well as John Anthony and Ed Davis (of The Vindys), Kevin Martinez (of The Speedbumps), and Clay Colley (of Black Wolf and the Thief).
The performance will be raising awareness and funds for the National Independent Venues Association (NIVA) Emergency Relief Fund, a collaboration between patrons, businesses, organizations, and funders in support of a 2,800+ membership consortium of independent venues and promoters – large and small – all across the nation.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, entertainment hubs across the country are forecasted to lose up to $8.9 billion of revenue in 2020,” said Humbert. “These venues are extremely critical to our local economies and tax bases as employers, tourism destinations, and revenue generators for neighboring businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and retail.”
“Sadly, entertainment venues were the first to be closed and they will be the last to open,” continues Humbert. “The economic recovery process will extend way past just reopening the front doors. Live venues and events are an important part of bringing together our communities, and NIVA is helping them survive through the coronavirus pandemic. I’m thrilled to be able to help spread this message far and wide through our generous sponsors and partners.”
Individuals, foundations, businesses, and organizations that are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution to the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund should visit nivassoc.org/erf .
This year’s show will feature a wide mix of holiday classics, filmed on the intimate stage of the Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio. Sound and video are being provided by Clear Gold Audio & Lighting.
Akron AAA Auto Club, Associated Underwriters Insurance and FirstEnergy are the official sponsors of the 2020 Holiday Extravaganza with additional support provided by Port-Summit Rotary, Sirak Financial, Clear Gold Audio & Lighting and The Weathervane Playhouse.