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 and Wine available
Food provided by SŌW foods

7/25: Jim Gill. Jim Gill is a singer/songwriter/guitar player/storyteller extraordinaire! His stories about growing up with seven sisters in an Irish Catholic family are hilarious. His songs, based on life experiences, are sensitive, funny, and musically engaging. Jim plays six and twelve-string guitars as well as the harmonica.  His songs are pure originals, and all of them are outstanding.

Music starts at 7pm, patio is open for dinner at 6pm from Sow foods, doors to the Hall open at 6:30. $5 donation requested at the door. Enjoy!

7/26: Lonesome Stars - The Lonesome Stars is nothing but fun!  Three childhood friends from Cleveland who make music their career.  Austin Walkin’ Cane, Chris Allen and Tom Prebish deliver nothing but good music between good friends and you are all invited.
Music starts at 8pm, patio is open for dinner at 7pm from Sow foods, doors to the Hall open at 7:30. $5 donation requested at the door. Enjoy!

7/31: Sarah Schaefer with special guest Rebekah Jean- Every since the last time we had Sarah Schaefer at Voices in the Valley, people keep asking me “When is that girl with the Cello coming back, she was awesome?” Catch Sarah on a special Thursday night show as she brings her magic back to the stage. Rebekah Jean will be splitting the bill. She has a huge voice and she is not afraid to use it! These two are good friends, plan on spending a fun evening with them at the Hall, great way to start your weekend.

Music starts at 7pm, patio is open for dinner at 6pm from Sow foods, doors to the Hall open at 6:30. $5 donation requested at the door. Enjoy!


8/1: Voices in the Valley Small Hall Concert with The Womack Family Band.   Purchase your tickets here
The Womacks are a unique Americana Folk/Rock quartet from north-central Ohio. Although only two members of the group actually share blood, they consider themselves a close-knit family. They are brother and sister, Noah and Haley Heyman, with longtime friends Cory Webb and Tony Schaffer.

While it’s true that listeners will hear variance in the “Womack sound”, reviewers are saying that the music is still “…distinctly Americana…” and “…a deft mix of American roots, Folk, and Rock music.” In concert the WFB gives the audience a chance to hear beautiful three part vocal harmony and sincere lyrical insights on life as well as high-energy musical passages reminiscent of the days of tie-dye and vinyl. A live show review said “One never knows quite what to expect, and that makes every musical turn as fresh and thrilling as the next”.

Catch the Womacks at Voices in the Valley Small Hall Concert on August 1st.  Tickets are $8 pre-sale.  Doors open at 6:30, the show starts at 7.   Beer, wine and other beverages available for purchase. Dinner on the Patio by Sow foods beginning at 6.
Click here to purchase tickets
Click here for more information on The Womack Family Band!


Mark your Calendars for these upcoming shows more
information coming soon

  • 8/8: Jon Mosey
  • 8/9: Laurie Michelle Caner & Brent Kirby
  • 8/15: Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys
  • 8/22: TBD
  • 8/24: Voices in the Valley Small Hall Concert with Griffin House  with opening guest Brent Kirby Purchase your tickets here.
  • 8/29: G.S. Harper with opening guest Kate Kooser
  • 9/27: Music on the Porches – Special Concert announcement coming soon!

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).

If you would like to sponsor a night of music at Voices in the Valley, please visit our support page or contact 330-657-2528 or 330-760-0403 for more details. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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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! 

Thanks to Woodsy’s Music in Kent for all of their support! Thanks to Audio Technica for the awesome microphones!

Click here to see the Beacon Journal’s feature article about Open Mic Night at the G.A.R. Hall