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!
Click here for Voices in the Valley Sponsorship brochure
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Ballroom_Thieves_PressSeptember 29th- The Ballroom Thieves–   In this increasingly virtual world of ours, what makes music authentic? For some, songs are no more than tiny sentimental decompressions. 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. 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. The last time they played the Hall, they killed it!  Unique sound…Awesome band.

$12 pre-sale/ $15 day of show/ general admission
purchase tickets here


Boy-Girl pic flyer sizeSeptember 30th- Boy=Girl– Catch this dynamic duo for the last time.  Boy=Girl has decided to make this show their last show together.  Although we are sorry they have decided to end their run as one of NE Ohio’s favorite Americana duo, we can’t wait to hear them one more time on the G.A.R. Hall stage. You can expect a mix of some of your favorite classics and well written originals. Americana at its best, Folk, blues, traditional, bluegrass hints and more…something for everyone…one last time.  Join us.
Chef Ron will be on hand in the kitchen if you come hungry!
Doors open at 7:30, music at 8pm. $10 cover at the door



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, Sara 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
***SOLD OUT***


10397814_1523214447930084_3057522776039846859_nOctober 13th- The New Soft Shoe– Brent Kirby and the boys bring a night of Gram Parsons to the faithful!  The New Soft Shoe has been playing around the Cleveland area and building a cult following that honor the music of Gram Parsons and an era gone by.  All Gram, all night…get yourself some!
Doors open at 7:30, music at 8pm. $10 cover charge.


3de6eb32-d700-42f7-9df2-5cea03b7a18cOctober 15th-Roger Hoover’s Pastures of Plenty CD Release Party-
Paste Magazine Song Premiere: Roger Hoover, Something in My Heart, I find myself repeating that sentence constantly throughout the day because it doesn’t seem real to me. It doesn’t seem real because a small town Ohioan isn’t supposed to be signed to a label and have a national release coming out.  —Although Roger Hoover has made a name for himself in folk and Americana circles with his brand of searching, wistful songwriting, the last thing he wishes to do is be pigeonholed into any specific genre. In particular, with his latest collection of originals,Pastures (out October 7 on Last Chance Records)*, the singer wishes most to look forward while keeping an eye on the road behind.  Join us as we celebrate with Roger the National release of his “Pastures of Plenty” Cd.
Doors open at 7:30/ Music at 8pm.  General Admission
$15 pre-sale/ $20 day of show
purchase tickets here


IMG_1658October 22nd- 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 7:30. General Admission.
$15 pre-sale/ $20 day of show
purchase tickets here



4c7638_3f3c043422cb4950aa4734fbc489a003.jpg_srz_p_979_515_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzNovember 4th and 5th- The Speedbumps– One of North East Ohio’s favorites, The Speedbumps are coming back for TWO shows in November.  Erik and company will be playing your favorite Speedbumps tunes as only they can.  The band has been busy spreading the Speedbumps groove on the road, and do not play the N.E. Ohio area often,  so we are excited to welcome them back home to the G.A.R. Hall for what is sure to be two special nights.
Doors open at 7:00, Music at 8pm
General Admission
$20 pre-sale/$25 day of show
purchase tickets here



More information about these shows coming soon!

October 28th- Brent Kirby and His Luck
October 29th- The Numbers Band
November 11th- Lindsey Lou and the Flatbellys
November 17th- Brent Kirby’s Conversations
November 18th Hey Mavis
November 20th- Sisters in Song
December 9th- Ohio City Singers
December 10th- Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys
December 18th- Four Songwriters in the Valley

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

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


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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