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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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  • October 9th-  No Voices


  • THE LOWEST PAIROctober 15th- The Lowest Pair – features the duel banjo picking of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Arkansas-born and now homesteading in Olympia, Washington, Kendl Winter sprouts alfalfa beans in mason jars in the back of the tour van and spreads her songs across the country Johnny Appleseed style. Kendl brings to The Lowest Pair her wonderfully weaving poetry of song, old and new, and a voice somewhere between Gillian Welch and Iris DeMent with a little Olympia twist. Palmer T. Lee who hails from Minneapolis was nineteen years old when he inherited a couple of banjos and discovered he could reassemble them into his dream instrument. Former front man for the much loved high energy bluegrass band The Boys n’ the Barrels, Palmer’s songs are distilled into the warm sweet sounds of his percussive wordplay and the melodic interludes of his own unique style played on a pieced together banjo.
    find out more about The Lowest Pair at
    Doors open at 7:30. General Admission.
    $12 pre-sale/ $15 day of show
    purchase tickets here


  • Blues GatheringOctober 16- A Blues Gathering- We have invited back four of our favorite blues artists for another night of blues at the Hall. Join us as Jon Mosey, Mike Lenz, Kristine Jackson and Austin Walkin’ Cane mix it up on this historic stage. Expect some awesome guitar work, “bluesey” vocals, a little friendly competition and a night of great blues music among friends.
    Doors open at 6:30, general admission
    $15 pre-sale/$18 day of show
    purchase tickets here


  • TIm Easton webOctober 17th- Tim Easton with Chris Allen-  Tim Easton is a Nashville based songwriter/performer who grew up in Northeast Ohio.  His style comes from years of traveling and listening and learning about American music.  After performing on the streets of Europe for 7 years, a path was forged in the recording world with the help of New West Records & Thirty Tigers.  Nearly 100 original songs are now published on line and vinyl. Tim continues to write songs, produce other artists, and perform at venues around the world.  In 2015 he has already been to Europe, Japan, and Alaska to perform and considers any tour that brings him to Ohio another chance to play music in his old stomping grounds and hopefully an opportunity to go fishing with his father, who still lives in Akron.
    Opening the evening will be Cleveland singer-songwriter Chris Allen

    Doors open at 7:30, general admission
    $10 pre-sale/$15 day of show
    purchase tickets here


  • 11884106_10206355541078642_2899496085455575557_oOctober 23rd- Becky Boyd–  Becky Boyd has been playing the Cleveland Ohio club scene for over 30 years. Her vocals are outstanding, combining great tone, with tremendous feel. “Becky Boyd, a singer of such strength, she could make a lot of “No Girls Allowed” signs get ripped off the clubhouse doors… She possesses a powerful blues/jazz voice that’s forceful, sensuous and as clear as spring water. Steve Byrne, Scene Magazine.

    Doors open at 6:30, general admission. $7 donation requested at the door


  • Ballroom_Thieves_PressOctober 29th-  The Ballroom Thieves- In this increasingly virtual world of ours, what makes music authentic? For some, songs are no more than tiny sentimental impressions. But others treat music as an extension of their roots, a mirror of their travels and relationships, and a testament to both their craft and passion. For The Ballroom Thieves, the band’s journey has only just begun, but their roots already run quite deep. Stylistically, the trio finds a captivating mélange of acoustic styles, blending folk conventions with modern hymnals, delta blues grit with rich harmonies, exploring the basic constructions of pop music while almost wholeheartedly rejecting its restrictions at the same time. For The Ballroom Thieves, this family tree has only just begun to bloom, but its roots give the trio a strong and solid structure from which to continue to build.
    Doors open at 7:30, general admission
    purchase tickets here
    click here for  The Ballroom Thieves video


  • Brent Kirby HatOctober 30th- Brent Kirby and His Luck- 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. Brent, one of Cleveland’s most beloved musicians has been a great supporter of the Voices in the Valley music program and the local music scene in general. This band is packed with talent!
    Doors open at 6:30, general admission. $7 donation requested at the door


  • Hey Mavis 3October 31st- Hey Mavis Halloween!- Join us for some Halloween fun with Hey Mavis. With songs that effortlessly float from softly orchestrated lullabies to raw and raucous love songs, the music of Hey Mavis is best described as “Appalachian Americana”.  Put on your favorite Halloween “get up”  and get on over to the Hall for a Halloween party with Hey Mavis. Doors open at 7:30.
    pre-sale tickets $15/$20 day of show/general admission
    purchase tickets here


  • austin walkin cane-album coverNovember 7th- Austin Walkin’ Cane- Come catch a Cleveland classic, Austin Walkin’ Cane for an evening of Damn Fine Blues! Original & classic delta blues featuring slide guitar and soulful vocals.  A blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of highway 61 & the delta blues experience.
    doors open at 7:30.  $7 donation requested at the door



  • 11012968_10203027069438233_566919186732352969_nNovember 13th- Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys- If you talk about a lady who can sing, you must be talking about Rachel Brown! Catch her with the Beatnik Playboys as they play a fine mix of originals and old favorites. Rachel makes every show unforgettable and her band is as tight as they come. She fills the house every time she is here.
    doors open at 7:30, $7 donation at the door 



  • The Numbers bandNovember 14th- The Numbers Band-The Numbers Band- The Legend… Anyone who grew up in Northeast Ohio remembers the days of going to JB’s in Kent to catch The Numbers Band. The Kidney Brothers and band are still making music today with the same philosophy they started the band with 30 years ago..
    “Our effort goes into being creative, unique and original. We define our own sound. There are no rules because we don’t play the game. We are not in it for the game, we’re in it for the music.”
    doors open at 7:30. General Admission
    $7 donation requested at the door


  • 10635882_1039684652709582_1727796899253036935_nNovember 25th- The Rhonda’s Reunion– Long ago and not so far away, three beautiful and and immensely talented young ladies from the Akron area formed a band called the Rhondas.
    They delighted their audiences far and wide as they spread their talents through their music across the land.  Sadly, there was just TOO much talent for one band to contain so the girls went their separate ways,  to lead their own successful bands.  The Rhondas were, (and still are)…Sarah Benn of Shivering Timbers, Laurie Michelle Caner of Hey Mavis and Jen Maurer of Mo Mojo and Boy=Girl.  They have agreed to do a reunion of their talents once again this year  on November 25th at the G.A.R. Hall, and we can’t wait!
    Doors open at 8pm, Music at 8:30
    General Admission
    purchase tickets here



  • ohio-city DEC 12TH copySaturday, December 12th- The Ohio City Singers-  Cleveland’s favorite Christmas band, The Ohio City Singers makes its return to the G.A.R. Hall for its own take on the Christmas classics as well as some of their own original Holiday compositions.  If you missed this party last year, make a point to mark your calendars and come on down to the Hall for this annual Christmas party!Doors open at 7:30, general admission
    pre-sale tickets-$15.00/$20.00 day of show
    purchase tickets here

More information about these shows coming soon!

November 6th- Banjo Babes Tour
December 4th-Boy=Girl
December 5th- David Mayfield’s Bluegrass Parade
December 11th- Hillbilly Gypsies
December 18th- Cats on Holiday
December 20th- Four Songwriters in the Valley
with Jon Mosey, Jim Ballard, Charlie Wiener and Alex Bevan
December 27th- Sisters in Song
with Kristine Jackson, Becky Boyd, Rachel Brown and Emma Shook

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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