Preserving Peninsula's Past for the Future.

Voices in the Valley

GAR Logo FinalThe 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!

Parking for the G.A.R. Hall is located directly across the street on the South West Corner of Route 303 and Riverview Road. There is handicap parking located directly in front of the G.A.R. Hall. Alternate Parking can be found 1 block away at Yellow Creek Trading Company after 5pm.  Or at Riverview Court (Ohio Hardwoods) on the Southeast Corner of the intersection of Route 303 and Riverview Road. Parking in Peninsula is always at a premium so if you are coming with friends, consider sharing a ride.  Thanks!

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!
Click here for Voices in the Valley Sponsorship brochure
Click here to follow Voices in the Valley on Facebook

 

August 12thMary Fahl- Former Lead Singer of OCTOBER PROJECT“ Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based chamber-pop group October Project.  The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” for V2 Records and her wonderful, original studio album “The Other Side of Time” on Sony Odyssey.  She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song (“Going Home”) for the Civil War epic Gods and Generals.

Doors open at 7:30/ Music at 8pm
general admission
$25 early bird until August 2nd
$30 after August 2nd until Day of Show
purchase tickets at Eventbrite

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking for the GAR Hall is located on the Southwest corner of Route 303 and Riverview directly South of the 303. Overflow parking can be found on the Southeast corner of 303 at Riverview Court or at Yellow Creek Trading Company at 1685 Main Street or at Riverview Court on the South East corner of the Rt 303 & Riverview Road intersection.  Parking in Peninsula is a premium, come with a friend and carpool!

 

August 17th– With chops so hot, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen were named IBMA’s 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year for the second time.  Their critically acclaimed album Cold Spell earned a 2015 GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year, yet the accolades don’t end there.

Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, award-winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a progressive bluegrass stew of infinite instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills.

Since leaving the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., Frank Solivan has built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Their respect and deep understanding of the tradition collides, live on stage, with jazz virtuosity creating an unforgettable, compelling performance.
http://dirtykitchenband.com/

Doors open at 6:30
Music at 7pm
General Admission
pre-sale tickets $18
Day of show $22
Purchase Tickets from Eventbrite here

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking for the GAR Hall is located on the Southwest corner of Route 303 and Riverview directly South of the 303. Overflow parking can be found on the Southeast corner of 303 at Riverview Court or at Yellow Creek Trading Company at 1685 Main Street or at Riverview Court on the SE side of the intersection of Riverview Road and Rt 303 behind Ohio Hardwoods Furniture

 

August 18th- Brent Kirby and his Luck– The boys are coming back to town, and we’re happy about it. They were here when they first started and they have gotten better and better each time. Brent Kirby is one of Cleveland’s most beloved musicians, often called the hardest working musician in Cleveland, and he has found a band to back him up that will knock your socks off. Come out and catch Brent and the Boys as the rock the G.A.R. Hall!
Doors open at 7:30/ Music at 8PM/ General Admission.
$12 pre-sale/ $15 day of show
Purchase tickets at Eventbrite

 

August 19th- Hey Mavis– Sensual and Innovative Roots Music. Americana band “Hey Mavis” is back at the G.A.R. Hall. Headed by husband and wife team Laurie and Ed Caner, this band is packed full of talent. Excited to have them back, one of the Hall favorites!

“Wrapped in original songs whose styles range from old timey to jazzy to blistering alt rock, Laurie’s voice turns from cold steel to melted butter in the time it takes your heart to break.” – Don Dixon

Early BIrd Tickets until 8/4 – $15.00
Pre-sale Tickets 8/4-8/18 – $20.00
Day of Show- $22.00
General Admission/doors open at 7:30
Purchase tickets at Eventbrite

 

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August 23rd- David Bromberg– For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues.

His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. In producing John Hartford’s hugely influential Aereo-Plain LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre: Newgrass.

Bromberg’s guitar work remains a marvel; amped electric lead – both slide and fretted – and delicately powerful acoustic fingerpicking propel these songs with the same force that made him the go-to guy for acts ranging from the Eagles to Link Wray to Phoebe Snow. This is a man who can go full-on Chicago gutbucket with “You Don’t Have to Go” (a Bromberg original), then slay with the jazz inflections of Ray Charles’ “A Fool for You,” rendered here intimately solo. Although Bromberg points out he’s not the same guitarist he was before his two decades away from performing and recording. “I play differently,” he says. “I can’t play as fast, but playing slower gives me more time to think about what I’m doing.”

We are honored to be hosting one of the truely great ones, a legend in my book. Come help us welcome David Bromberg and his band to the G.A.R. Hall.

Doors open at 7:15/ Music at 8
General Admission
$29 Eary Bird Price until July 3rd
$35 Pre-sale price from July 3rd-August 22
$40 day of show
purchase tickets on eventbrite

 

 

November 3rd- Noam PikelnyUniversal Favorite is the fourth record Noam Pikelny has released under his own name, but it’s truly his solo debut. His previous efforts—including 2011’s Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail and 2014’s landmark Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe—were full-band affairs that revealed his abilities as a dynamic bandleader while reinforcing his reputation as an inventive accompanist. The new release features only the man himself, playing lovely originals and covers that showcase his unique approach to the instrument and compositional flair. He recorded them live in the studio without accompaniment, coaxing a wide array of sounds and colors out of his instruments, embracing the challenges and exploring the new possibilities of the solo setting.

And, for the first time in his long and illustrious career, Pikelny even sings. It turns out he has a striking deadpan baritone that conveys humor and melancholy in equal measure. This album, he says, is “my musical manifesto. It’s the most personal statement I’ve put forward. The setting couldn’t be more stark and I think it lays bare my musical core. At times it’s autobiographical, as these songs I gathered illuminate the path I’ve traveled so far. Most importantly, it’s an incredibly honest solo album, in that there are honestly no other people on this record other than me.”

Early Bird tickets- $32.00
Pre-sale tickets after August 10th- $37.00
General Admission
Doors open at 7:15PM
Music at 8PM

Purchase tickets at Eventbrite here

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking for the GAR Hall is located on the Southwest corner of Route 303 and Riverview directly South of the 303. Overflow parking can be found on the Southeast corner of 303 at Riverview Court or at Yellow Creek Trading Company at 1685 Main Street

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
The office phone number is 330-657-2583

What’s the refund policy?
full refund between 7-10 days prior to event

 

More information about these shows coming soon!

August 25th- Marti Jones & Don Dixon
August 26th- Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys
September 1st- The Corn Potato String Band
w/Jen Maurer and Anthony Papaleo
September 3rd- The Stray Birds
w/ special guest Rachel Baiman
September 9th- Kristine Jackson and her band
September 22nd- The Railsplitters
September 23rd- Music on the Porches- TBA
September 29th- De Temps Antan
September 30th- The Numbers Band
October 7th- Paul Kovac’s Bluegrass CD release party
October 13th- The Honey Dewdrops
October 21st- Brent Kirby/Al Moss/Kevin Johnson
October 27th- April Verch Band
November 11th- Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys –
CD release party
November 16th- Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards
November 17th- Brent Kirby/Al Moss/Kevin Johnson
November 18th- Becky Boyd and the Groove Train
December 9th- Ohio City Singers
December 17th- Sisters in Song
December 30th- A Blues Gathering
February 9th- Griffin House

 

Please send all booking inquiries to karen@crookedrivercreative.com

Thanks so much to the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support of the Arts Programming at the Peninsula Foundation, including
Voices in the Valley

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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 minkinsmusic.wordpress.com

check out the Bluegrass Situation