Preserving Peninsula's Past for the Future.

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.
Specialty flatbread pizzas, cheese plates, snacks and desserts available from Chef Ron Ramos, so come hungry!

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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  • April 29th- Austin Walkin’ Cane– join us for a night of delta blues served up by Cleveland’s favorite bluesman, Austin Walkin’ Cane.  Austin will have his buddy Dave Morrison along on the harp.  These two always bring it!  Join us for a night of raunchy blues by two of Cleveland’s finest!
    doors open at 7:30, music at 8pm.
    $10 donation requested at the door



  • Cover-PhotoMay 6th- Bob Shank and Jon Mosey
    For more than three decades Bob Shank has been a benchmark for American banjo players. Not bluegrass or old-time, or classical or ragtime, but all that and more.

    A sixth-generation West Virginian, Bob began his musical journey at age 5 with drums and piano and by age 13 he was firmly hooked on banjo. And then guitar. And then hammered dulcimer. And an abiding rock and roll sensibility.

    Bob performed on NPR’s internationally broadcast Mountain Stage, Have a listen. He has been an invited guest at West Virginia University’s annual World Music Concert and has been a Master Artist at the Augusta Heritage Center’s Spring Dulcimer Week, the Upper Potomac Dulcimer Festival, and West Virginia’s traditional music camp, Allegheny Echoes. Bob won first place old-time banjo at West Virginia’s celebration of traditional arts, the Vandalia Gathering.

    He can also tell a story as only an Appalachian can!

    Joining Bob will be N.E. Ohio’s treasure, Jon Mosey!  A Jon MoseyMan who needs no introduction at the Hall…Jon has been telling his stories through his music around these parts for years.  He is truly one of the area’s finest and most versatile musicians, making any genre he tackles his own.
    This will be a night of incredible musicianship!
    pre sale tickets: $12/ $15 day of show
    purchase tickets here







Brent harmonica copyMay 13th- Brent Kirby and His Luck– Catch Brent with his band His Luck.  This band has been tearing it up at every packed room they play. 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, and very tight. Happy to have them come for a visit.
Doors open at 7:30
$11 pre-sale/$15 day of show
purchase tickets here


12525174_1308110529205412_3451361723854636464_oMay 14th- Roger Hoover & Western Reserve– Roger Hoover has been hangin’ with some good company, Ray and Russ Flanagan and Kevin Martinez.  Roger is one of the area’s treasures.  A prolific song writer, Roger captures the American Experience with his words, and the emotion with his incredible guitar work.  Joined by an incredible band of musicians, this is one not to miss.
Doors open at 7:30
$14 pre-sale/$18 day of show
purchase tickets here


  • Group3May 20th- Mo Mojo-A hard driving, high energy, “Pardi-Gras” Band. The female fronted group features three-part harmonies, accordion, fiddle, guitar, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion, and drums. Songs are sung in English and French.
    Mo’ Mojo takes Zydeco music and infuses it with Americana, Cajun, reggae, rock & roll, funk, R&B, and African and Latin rhythms.
    pre-sale tickets- $12/$15 day of show/general admission
    doors open at 7:30/ music at 8pm
    purchase tickets here



  • about-usMay 21st- Honeybucket– Honeybucket is a high-energy, whiskey-drinkin’ newgrass trio from Cleveland, Ohio that formed on a fateful Halloween night in 2011. The boys play modern, original pop/rock tunes with traditional bluegrass instruments, throw in boot-stompin’ rhythm and round everything off with sweet, soaring three-part vocal harmonies to create something truly original and authentic.  Fresh off competing at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado and the release of their 2nd studio EP, “Stompin’ Grounds,” in August of 2015, Honeybucket is one of Cleveland’s must-see bands in 2016.
    pre-sale tickets- $12/$15 day of show/general admission
    doors open at 7:30/ music at 8pm
    purchase tickets here



  • Jayme StoneMay 22nd- Jayme Stone’s- Lomax project- Two time Juno award winner Jayme Stone brings his Lomas Project to the G.A.R. Hall. The  Lomax Project  focuses on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboratory brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners and homemakers.
    doors open at 6:30/ Music begins at 7pm
    pre-sale tickets $25/ day of show $30/general admission
    purchase tickets here




  • View More: 1st- Aoife O’Donovan– In the quiet moments found between touring her first solo album and collaborating with mainstay folk and bluegrass peers, Aoife O’Donovan found the inspiration to write her sophomore album “In the Magic Hour” — out Jan. 22, 2016 on Yep Roc Records.Aoife O’Donovan’s sophomore album, “In the Magic Hour” — produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case) is a 10-song album full of the singer’s honeyed vocals mixed with gauzy, frictionless sounds: splashing cymbals, airy harmonies, the leisurely baritone musings of an electric guitar. Written in the wake of O’Donovan’s grandfather’s death, “In the Magic Hour” is her most introspective effort yet, an aching exploration of memory and mortality.

    For a decade, O’Donovan wielded her instrument with tensile strength as the captivating lead singer of the Boston-based progressive string band Crooked Still. She was a featured vocalist on “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, has made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and collaborated with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas

    In 2013 O’Donovan released her debut solo album, “Fossils,” a moody collection of original songs with a country lilt. The album garnered praise from The New York Times and Rolling Stone, while The Guardian deemed O’Donovan the “next Americana celebrity.” Most recently O’Donovan has lent her voice to the folk trio I’m With Her with singers Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and Sarah Jarosz.
    Pre-sale-$22/ Day of show-$27- general admission
    purchase tickets here


  • 2903372June 3rd- The Steel Wheels– Some things come to be in their own time, of their own accord. Such has been the case with The Steel Wheels. In the beginning, it was simply a matter of four young men who’d happened to cross paths at a formative moment in each of their lives reveling in the shared experience of plucking acoustic instruments and blending their voices.  But over the years, what had begun organically as a pure lark evolved into a mission: to fuse the personal with the universal, the deeply rooted past with the joys and sorrows of everyday existence.

    “What sets The Steel Wheels from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia apart from many bands is the combination of their stellar instrumentals, accentuated by the one of a kind lead vocal of Wagler, and keenly supported by strong harmonies. Eric Brubaker on fiddle, Jay Lapp on mandolin, and Brian Dickel on bass weave in and out intricately throughout this record, painting vivid imagery which flows effortlessly, just teasing the lyrics enough to allow them to resonate within you.”
    Country Standard Time
    Doors open at 7:30/Music at 8pm
    pre-sale- $22/day of show $27/general admission
    purchase tickets here



    Press Photo 1 - Maarten deBoerOctober 9th- Sara Watkins–  Thrilled to announce Sara Watkins is coming to play the Hall this Fall in support of her new album;  Young in all the Wrong Ways. Sara Watkins is a singer-songwriter and fiddler from California. She debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek along with her brother Sean and mandolinist Chris Thile. In addition to singing and playing fiddle, she also plays ukulele and guitar, and played percussion while touring with The Decemberists.

    Supporting her new album, Young in all the Wrong Ways, Sarah says, “This is a breakup album with myself…”Writing and recording these ten intensely soul-baring songs was a means for her to process and mark the last couple years, which have been transformative. “I looked around and realized that in many ways I wasn’t who or where I wanted to be. It’s been a process of letting go and leaving behind patterns and relationships and in some cases how I’ve considered myself. What these songs are documenting is the turmoil you feel when you know something has to change and you’re grappling with what that means. It means you’re losing something and moving forward into the unknown.”
    Doors open at 6:30, Music at 7pm
    General Admission
    $25 pre-sale/$30 day of show
    purchase tickets here



More information about these shows coming soon!

May 5th- Roger Hoover’s Pastures of Plenty
May 6th- Jon Mosey and Bob Shank
May 11th- The Mostly Blues Band
May 13th- Brent Kirby and His Luck
May 14th- Roger Hoover
May 28th-TBA
June 2nd- Roger Hoover’s Pastures of Plenty
June 4th- David Mayfield’s Bluegrass Parade
June 8th- The Mostly Blues Band
June 17th- The Lowest Pair
June 18th- Rachel Brown & The Beatnik Playboys

Parking for the G.A.R. Hall is on the southwest corner of Riverview Road and Main Street (Route 303).

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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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