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Voices in the Valley

The Peninsula Foundation supports the Arts Community by presenting Voices in the Valley, a showcase of traditional roots music. So kick back, relax and join us for a night of music in the Historic G.A.R. Hall. Beer, Wine and adult beverages available.

If you are looking for a way to sponsor the arts, please consider helping support the Voices in the Valley music program at the historic G.A.R. Hall. Operated by the Peninsula Foundation, this program features local and national touring musicians in the intimate setting of this beautiful, grand old hall. Your donation is tax deductible and very much appreciated. Thank you in advance for supporting the arts and arts programming in N.E. Ohio!
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Voices in the Valley will be taking a couple weeks off to do some repairs to the G.A.R. Hall.  Don’t worry we will be back in mid July with more great music coming your way to round out the Summer and bring in Fall.

  • July 17th- The Stumpy Basin Volunteers– We are coming back from break with one of our favorites, Peninsula’s hometown Bluegrass band.  Always a good time when these boys take the stage, kicking out your favorite traditional Bluegrass tunes.  Join us as we welcome you back to our favorite place to hear music with one of our favorite local bands.
    Doors open at 6:30, $7 donation requested at the door.
  • July 24th- TBA 
  • July 31st- Brent Kirby and His Luck- Catch Brent with his new band His Luck,  for the first time the entire band will be playing the Hall.  This band has been tearing it up at every packed room they play.  Hot off the release of their first CD,  Brent and the Boys will be playing Brent “penned” songs, old and new, some with a new twist, always with meaning.  This band is packed with talent, come support some great local talent.
    Doors open at 6:30, $7 donation requested at the door.
  • August 1st- TBA 
  • August 7th- The Mostly Blues Band– Last time they played the Hall, they brought down the House. Playing a mix of Blues, a little Jazz and a little Rock-n-Roll, this band began shaking it up in the Akron Area, years ago, now they play together only a few times a year and we are so happy they bring their talents to the Hall.  Headed by Mike Lenz’s guitar and Peggy Coyle’s vocals, this band will have you dancing and singing to some of your favorites.
    Doors open at 6:30, $7 donation requested at the door.

  • August 9th- “Sisters in Song” featuring Kristine Jackson, Becky Boyd and Rachel Brown- A few months ago we had 4 lovely ladies  join together on the G.A.R. Hall stage in support of a great cause.  Those who attended, were blown away…so of course we decided we had to do it again!On August 9th, join us for a special night of song featuring Kristine Jackson, Becky Boyd and Rachel Brown, accompanied by Emma Shook.  These ladies take it to a a higher level when they share songs, stories, laughs and sometimes some tears in a special night of music.
    Doors open at 6:30, Music starts at 7pm
    $10 pre-sale tickets/$15 day of show
    purchase tickets here

More information about these shows coming soon!

August 13th- The New Soft Shoe
August 14th- Sarah Clanton
August 21st-The Numbers Band
August 22nd- Roger Hoover
August 28th- Red Tail Ring
August 29th- Run Boy Run
September 26th- The Speedbumps
October 16th- A Blues Gathering- featuring
Austin Walkin’ Cane, Jon Mosey, Kristine Jackson and Mike Lenz

Enter the G.A.R. Hall through the side door by the patio. Parking for the G.A.R. Hall is on the southwest corner of Riverview Road and Main Street (Route 303).

Please send all booking inquiries to

Words are not enough for all the gratitude we have for the countless people who have given to this program. You know who you are and Thank YOU so much! 

Jay Minkin for all his great press and support.  Check out his blog at

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