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.
Dinner entrees, cheese plates, snacks and deserts 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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  • 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
    pre-sale tickets $15/ $20 day of show
    ***SOLD OUT***



  • IMG_2090November 27th- Roger Hoover and the Flanagan Boys- Roger Hoover is coming back to the Hall this time around with  Kevin Martinez and Danny Thomas Jenkins better known as the Flanagan Boys!  Get ready for some great acoustic blues and funky folk from one of the areas best.  Special start time of 8pm, doors at 7:30.
    $7 donation requested at the door.



  • The Stumpy basin Volunteers_edited-1November 28th- The Stumpy Basin Volunteers– One of our favorites, The Stumpy Basin Volunteers return with some traditional Bluegrass to get you in that Holiday mood.  A 35 year tradition here in the Valley, the volunteers have been playing your Bluegrass favorites in and around the valley, mixing it up and spreading some fun and laughter as they go.  Always a good time, come party with the boys from the Valley. 
    doors open at 7:30/ $7 donation requested at the door.



  • Boy-Girl pic flyer sizeDecember 4th- Boy=Girl-  Jen Maurer and Paul Kovak are Boy=Girl. Always a favorite at the Hall, they will have you singing in your seats with a mix of classic favorites and originals. A mix of genres, from bluegrass and traditional, to rock with a twist, you are sure to be entertained!
    Doors open at 6:30, $7 donation requested at the door



  • david Mayfield B&WDecember 5th-  David Mayfield Bluegrass Parade- David Mayfield grew up playing bass and touring with his family’s bluegrass band. As a teenager he established himself as a hot picker collecting national awards for his dexterity on guitar and mandolin.  He took his skills and personality and joined the bluegrass outfit Cadillac Sky, playing sold out shows with British folk revivalists Mumford and Sons.  Conscious of not just being a musician, but an entertainer – he certainly makes an impression live. But it’s the strength of his songwriting and musicianship, combined with that charm and personality that keep audiences consistantly lining up to join the parade.  Join us for an evening with this grammy nominated artists, as David returns to his Bluegrass roots and brings some of his favorite “pickers” with him to the G.A.R. Hall stage.
    pre-sale tickets $15/$20 day of show

    Doors open at 7:30, general admission
    purchase tickets here


  • JamminDecember 11th- The Hillbilly GypsiesHailing from the beautiful Mountain State of West Virginia, The Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for over a decade! Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, WV; The Hillbilly Gypsies have been pickin’ n’ grinnin’ and entertaining their loyal fans ever since.
    pre-sale tickets $12/$15 day of show
    Doors open at 6:30, 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


  • 10828137_10154891412800510_9114428369635719574_oDecember 18th- Cats on Holiday- Cats On Holiday is a hard rockin’, swamp poppin’ outfit serving up a healthy dose of American influenced roots, country, cajun and blues. Join us as we party down for the Holidays with this fun band with its heart in Louisiana and its roots in Cleveland. This one will be a party! Doors open at 6:30.  $7 donation at the door



  • Brent Kirby HatDecember 19th- Brent Kirby- As part of the Christmas in Peninsula Celebration, Brent Kirby will be performing a special afternoon show from 4-6. Admission is either a a pair of socks for needy men, women or children,  a canned good or non perishable food item for our food drive,  or a $5 donation to this worthy cause.  Showtime is 4-6, a perfect way to end your shopping day in Peninsula by enjoying a beverage and listening to one of Cleveland’s finest.


  • 10872831_10205467732597310_5739420993567445726_oDecember 20th-  Four Songwriters in the Valley-  I look forward to this show every year and it never disappoints.  Join us for a special evening of song between four friends, Alex Bevan, Charlie Wiener, Jon Mosey and Jim Ballard. These 4 songwriters have a treasure of tunes to share, what makes this special is they perform each others songs in a round robin setting.  It is always a special night filled with great music, great stories.
    Doors open at 6:30.
    $15 pre-sale/$20 day of show/General Admission.
    purchase tickets here



  • NOAM_PIKELNYFebruary 17th- Noam Pikelny: One Man, One Banjo, One Joke 
    Finally freed from the shackles of his brilliant musical friends, Punch Brothers’ banjoist debuts a bonafide solo show, previewing new original music slated for a fall 2016 release.
    NOAM PIKELNY has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation, and the greatest color-blind banjoist of all-time. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “pros’ top banjo picker,” Noam is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a string ensemble which The Boston Globe calls “a virtuosic revelation” and The New Yorker describes as “wide- ranging and restlessly imaginative.” In September of 2010, Pikelny was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Pikelny is a 3-time Grammy Award Nominee and his most recent release, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, was described by the New York Times as “a token of reverence, a feat of translation and a show of dominion”. The album is widely considered a landmark recording in acoustic music, and was named “Album of the Year” at the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. While he has been recognized internationally for his immense musical skill, Pikelny’s greatest talent is perhaps his ability to insert, without fail, into almost all conversations that he was the first member of Punch Brothers to become a homeowner.
    doors open at 7:30. General Admission
    $28 pre-sale/$35 day of show
    purchase tickets here


More information about these shows coming soon!

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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