Akron Symphony follows Drew Carey’s suggestion, will exchange orchestra tickets for Browns tickets

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AKRON – It’s an opportunity to bail on the Cleveland Browns, for a seat at the symphony. The idea started with longtime Browns supporter Drew Carey fed up with the team like many, suggesting that fans not go the game and instead go to the orchestra.

The Akron Symphony jumped on that suggestion. Disgruntled fans can now exchange any Browns ticket from this season for a ticket to the Akron Symphony’s Orchestra’s Home for the Holidays concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron.

Heather Roszczyk, Director of Marketing for the Akron Symphony said the concert promises to be a huge music and dance experience.

“The Akron Symphony Orchestra, of course will be playing, but also the Akron Symphony Chorus, the Gospel Meets Symphony choir and members from the Akron Youth Symphony, Martel School of Dance, Ballet Excel and YPAW will be performing,” she added.

There will be a holiday sing-along and Santa will make an appearance. Starting at 6:30 p.m., kids can have milk and cookies, and take a picture with Santa. “We're inviting kid to come in their jammies, so they can wear their fanciest concert jammies to the concert. It's just a great concert for the whole family," Roszczyk added.

The Browns tickets can only be exchanged at the box office at E.J. Thomas Hall the night of the show.

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