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.

Join us the Third Tuesday of each month for Ten on Tuesdays. This is a planned Open Mic hosted by Erik Urycki of the Speedbumps. If you are interested in performing at a Ten on Tuesdays email us at  Ten on Tuesdays replaces our former Third Thursday Open Mic and starts at 7:00pm. Snacks available for purchase along with adult beverages!

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

  • April 25th- Voices in the Valley Small Hall Concert with Griffin House- born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, Griffin House was our guest at the G.A.R. Hall last year and we can’t wait to have him back! House began writing and recording and issued his first independent release, Upland, in 2003. Several self-released albums followed, and in 2008 House released Flying Upside Down. House has toured extensively, opening for artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Patti Scialfa, Josh Ritter, John Mellencamp, Mat Kearney, and The Cranberries. Since 2007 House has been a national headliner.
    $20 premium pre-sale seating at a table (must be purchased in groups of 4); auditorium seating: $15 pre-sale, $20 day of show.
    purchase tickets here

  • May 1st- The Honey Dewdrops- A Voices in the Valley Small Hall Concert- Join us as we welcome back one of our favorite duos, The Honey Dewdrops.  We will be celebrating their cd release of their new recording Tangled Country. Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from performance venues to festivals across North America, stretches of rolling, infinite roadway, and a lot of songs; they share one mic and a hunger to pay attention to what endures. 
    With tight harmonies and a musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin, and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation.
    find out more about the Honey Dewdrops here
    Doors open at 6:30
    $12 pre-sale/ $15 day of show/general admission
    purchase tickets here

  • May 2nd- “A concert for Liz”- featuring musical performances by Kristine Jackson, Becky Boyd, Rachel Brown and Emma Shook.  This concert is a fundraiser for the fight against Hodgkin’s lymphoma. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society where funds will be allocated to specific Hodgkin’s lymphoma research and patient support.This night is dedicated to Liz Bohman, Kristine Jackson’s cousin who lost her battle with Hodgkin’s in 2009.
    Doors open at  7pm
    Show Time 7:30-11pm
    50/50 Raffle / light hors-d’oeuvres
    Cash Bar / Silent Auction
    General Admission
    Pre-sale tickets: $40 / Day of Show: $45
    purchase tickets here

  • May 8th- The Stumpy Basin Volunteers- It’s time to welcome back the Boys from the Valley!  The Volunteers have been playing Bluegrass in Peninsula for over 35 years and they are still having fun today.  We love it when they are in the Hall, always a good time!  Come join us!
    doors open at 6:30, Music starts at 7PM.
    $7 donation requested at the door

  • May 9th- Hal Walker- Hal Walker is a musical breath of fresh air for the whole family.  He’s a singer, a songwriter and a musical explorer.  A veteran solo performer, Hal Walker is truly one of kind.  His warm, passionate style engages audiences of all ages. With a soaring baritone voice, he sings soul-searching songs that celebrate community, diversity and the creative process.  He improvises and composes on unique musical instruments that you’ve probably never seen before.
    Doors open at 7:30, music at 8pm$7 donation requested at the door.

  • May 15th- SyRuP-Syrup is a modern twist to old style bluegrass that captivates the attention of all ages!
    Born from varying musical influences, each member of Syrup brings in depth musical knowledge and ability to produce something unique and fun for everyone. Syrup’s set list includes an ever increasing number of memorable original songs and familiar covers by artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen, The Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Johnny Cash and many more.
    Doors open at 6:30, $7 donation requested at the door.

  • May 16th- Boy=Girl- no strangers to the G.A.R. Hall, Boy=Girl or Paul Kovak and Jen Maurer turn it up a notch every time they play for the Voices in the Valley series.  With a mix of old favorites, originals and a few surprises, these two are sure to put on a great show. Stage personality, harmonies and incredible musicianship, make for a fun night of music.
    Doors open at 7:30/$7 donation at the door
  • May 31st-Elephant Revival- formed on the banks of Spring Creek in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and then relocated back to Nederland, Colorado in fall of 2006.  They loved one another’s sense of shared values, and the way their disparate musical influences formed a more cohesive tapestry the more they played together.  “It really is a natural confluence of our elemental influences,” says bassist/multi-instrumentalist Dango Rose.  That elemental tapestry extends beyond music to a worldview that is expressed not only through the music, but in the group’s lyrics.  That Elephant Revival worldview is connecting with fans:  The band is a favorite at festivals such as Telluride Bluegrass, Vancouver Folk Festival and Old Settlers; and is selling out theaters in their native Colorado as well as legendary rooms such as Joe’s Pub in NYC, The Ark in Ann Arbor and The Tractor Tavern in Seattle.
    Doors open at 7pm, general admission, auditorium seating
    pre-sale tickets-$22/ day of show-$27
    purchase tickets here
    click here for a video from Elephant Revival

More information about these shows coming soon!

May 22nd- Austin Walkin’ Cane
May 23rd- Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys
May 29th- Up ’til 4
May 31st- Elephant Revival/ opening act coming soon
June 4th- Old Man Luedecke
June 5th- Dan Bankhurst cd release party
June 6th- Roger Hoover & The Hurt
June 12th- Gold Heart
June 13th- David Mayfield’s Bluegrass Parade

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

Thanks to Heritage Farms for sponsoring a night of music!

check out the Bluegrass Situation