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The Piano Guys


The Piano Guys
Tuesday Nov. 12, 2024 at 7:00pm
Akron Civic Theatre

Since their serendipitous inception in a Southern Utah piano shop, THE PIANO GUYS have
established themselves as an unstoppable musical force. This quartet, consisting of Jon
Schmidt (pianist, songwriter), Steven Sharp Nelson (cellist, songwriter), Paul Anderson
(producer, videographer), and Al van der Beek (music producer, songwriter), emerged as a
musical phenomenon seemingly overnight. They have consistently delivered audacious
compositions that effortlessly transcend the confines of style and genre, paving the way
for a wildly successful career. In 2023, they unveiled their 13th album, "Unstoppable," a
compilation of exhilarating and emotionally profound cover songs written over the past
two years.
“Who would have ever thought four middle-aged dads from Utah filming classically
influenced music in nature could ever succeed at the outset?” asks member Steven Sharp
Nelson. “Our favorite thing is to find a way to be on the fringes of possibility. We like to
combine things you would never expect to find together—but are close enough to make
sense. It has been our mindset from the beginning.”
Since their official debut in 2011, The Piano Guys have unleashed 13 albums, securing six
No. 1 debuts on Billboard's Top Classical Albums chart. Their music has amassed a
staggering 2 billion-plus global streams, while their YouTube videos have garnered over
1.6 billion views. Their Spotify presence alone boasts nearly 2 million monthly listeners.
They've sold out concert venues in almost every corner of the globe and have cultivated a
devoted fan base numbering in the millions. The Piano Guys have earned recognition from
publications like The New York Times, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, and Mashable. They've
also graced the screens of major television networks, with appearances on CBS Sunday
Morning, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, and The Tonight Show.

Preshow Dinner at DeJuan's

Enjoy a three-course meal at DeJuan's for just $45 before the show! You meal include a selection of the dishes listed below. Purchase your meal deal .

Starter Choice

House or Caesar Salad

Turkey Chop Bites with house dipping 

Crispy Calamari 

Entree Choice

Chicken Marsala served with Garlic Marsh & Choice Vegetable

Grilled Turkey Chops served with Choice Vegetable 

Made to Perfection Salmon served with Garlic Mash & Broccolini 

Smoked Veggie Stack

Finale Choice 

Cheese Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Glazed Lemon Cake

Reserved: $99.50
Reserved: $74.50
Reserved: $64.50
Reserved: $54.50

The Akron Civic Theatre thanks these
foundations and corporations for their support:

Knight Foundation
PNC Bank
Akron Community Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
Peg's Foundation
Corbin Foundation
Lehner Family Foundation
Thomas & Lisa Mandel Family Fund
Akron Civic Commons
Huntington National Bank
City of Akron
County of Summit
Akron Civic Theatre Women's Guild
Knox Marketing
Sisler McFawn Foundation
Synthomer Foundation
FirstEnergy Foundation
M G O'Neil Foundation
GPD Group
Printing Concepts
Calhoun Charitable Trust
Akron Childrens Hospital
Greer Family Foundation
Harwick Standard
Hilton Garden Inn
The Berroteran Group
Great Lakes Honda
Maynard Family Foundation
Metis Construction Services
Summit Commercial Real Estate Advisors
Metro RTA Akron
Nova Title Agency
S.A. Comunale
State & Federal Communications
Summa Health
United Way of Summit and Medina
The University of Akron
Akron Pride
Summit County Public Health
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
Stage Left
Gay Community
Acme Fresh Market
Akron Summit CVB
BFG Federal Credit Union
Lake Erie Electric
SeibertKeck Insurance