Won't Back Down: Celebrating The Life & Music of Tom Petty

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Presented by Ryan Humbert at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall - University of Akron, Akron OH

Nov 04
Won't Back Down: Celebrating The Life & Music of Tom Petty

A benefit for The Summit FM’s “Music Alive” and “Rock & Recovery” programs.

Join nearly 20 of Northeast Ohio’s finest vocalists for “Won’t Back Down,” a celebration of the life & music of Tom Petty, on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at EJ Thomas Hall in Akron, OH.

Guest artists, each performing one Tom Petty song, will include:

  • Becky Boyd
  • Shanna Delaney (of By Light We Loom)
  • Ray Flanagan
  • John Patrick Haling (of John Patrick & The Outside Voices)
  • Angie Haze
  • Ryan Humbert
  • Corey King (of the Ohio Weather Band)
  • Brent Kirby
  • Jeff Klemm
  • Brian Lisik
  • Cody J. Martin
  • Dan Monea (of Hey Monea!)
  • Gretchen Pleuss
  • Marc Lee Shannon (of the Michael Stanley Band)
  • Tracey Thomas
  • White Buffalo Woman
  • Zach

Singer-songwriter, and lead singer of Shooter Sharp & The Shootouts, Ryan Humbert, is producing the show. An all-star house band for the evening will consist of John Anthony and Erin Vaughn on guitars, Paul Lewis on bass, Ed Davis on drums, Russ Flanagan on keys, and Emily Bates on harmony vocals. Humbert will also host the show and join the house band on guitars and

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TICKET PRICES: $20 reserved / $15 general admission
Tickets available at the EJ Thomas and Akron Civic Box Offices
TO ORDER BY PHONE: 330-253-2488
TO ORDER ONLINE: uaevents.com

Contact: 330-253-2488

Email: info@uaevents.com

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EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall - University of Akron

198 Hill St., Akron, OH 44325

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Various parking decks and lots are located adjacent to the Hall.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access


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