When: Sat., Sept. 24 2011
Tonight's Roy Orbison tribute concert won't be the first for musician Ryan Humbert. Back in 2006, Akron's own Americana pop star was personally praised by Orbison's wife after surprising Rock Hall crowds with zesty renditions of "Pretty Woman" and "You Got It." Tonight, though, he'll be on home turf. "The Akron Civic Theatre is a top-notch venue," says Humbert, "and it feels amazing to honor one of rock and roll's greats. I think we've run through the set list eight times already, and we're prepared to put on a great show." Humbert plans to coat 24 of Roy's timeless classics with a bit of his signature country rock. Orbison would be proud. Strumming begins at 8 p.m. Tix cost 20 bucks a pop. — Phil Barnes 182 South Main St., 330-253-2488, akroncivic.com.