Local singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert’s band the Shootouts will return to Akron Civic Theatre at 8 p.m. on Dec. 10 and 11 to headline their annual Honky Tonk Holiday extravaganza. The 13th holiday celebration will take place in the Civic’s new Knight Stage space, an intimate 200-seat venue.
Part of a nine-city Honky Tonk Holiday tour, the show will feature holiday classics as well as songs from Shootouts catalog. The Shootouts latest album, Bullseye, came out earlier this year; it reached No. 6 on the Americana album chart.
Produced by Ray Benson and featuring special guests Asleep at the Wheel, the band's next album will arrive in 2022.
The Steel Blossoms from Nashville will open both of the Akron Civic shows.
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