Akron Symphony Orchestra announced this week that anyone with a 2015 Browns ticket stub can get a free ticket to Friday’s holiday concert at E.J. Thomas Hall.
The promotion is limited to one per person, and only applies to the Friday night concert. “You might as well get something for that ticket,” said Heather Roszczyk, director of Marketing and PR, “We won’t tell anyone you used a ticket stub to get in, and you won’t have to wear that uncomfortable bag over your head.”
Akron Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 at E.J. Thomas Hall. The symphony will be joined by Akron Symphony Chorus, Gospel Meets Symphony Choir, Akron Youth Symphony Chamber Ensemble, YEPAW, Ballet Excel Ohio and Martell School of Dance. The concert will feature soloists Daniel J. Doty and Wanda Hunt in a program of music and dance.
The free ticket offer follows Drew Carey’s recent comments stating that he’s done with the Browns. “Take the money you were going to spend on the Browns, take your kids, and go to the (bleeping) orchestra,” said Carey. “Then you can have pride in your city. That’s the thing to be proud of. Don’t wear your (bleeping) Browns shirt like an idiot.”
Browns ticket stubs can be redeemed at the E.J. Thomas Hall box office the night of the concert. For Steelers fans and everyone else, tickets start at $25 for adults and $12.50 for children and are on sale now at or by phone at (330) 535-8131.
The Akron Symphony thanks its sponsors, including media partners 89.7FM WKSU and Akron Life, Previews from the Podium sponsor, Audio-Technica and the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund Akron Symphony concerts with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. A complete list of sponsors can be found on the Akron Symphony’s website.