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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.

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!
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  • May 22nd- Austin Walkin’ Cane- Proud to have Austin Walkin’ Cane coming back for another night of Blues at the Hall.  Austin’s latest release, last year’s One Heart Walkin’ has been nominated for “Best New Artist Album” by The Blues Foundation for their upcoming 36th Annual Blues Music Awards. This album was recorded right here at the G.A.R. Hall!  If you love the Blues, you don’t want to be anywhere else!  Akron’s Taylor Carano formerly of the Bleeding Feathers opens the night. Doors open at 6:30, $7 donation requested at the door.


  • May 23rd- Rachel Brown & The Beatnik Playboys– If you talk about a lady who can sing, you must be talking about Rachel Brown!  Catch her with the Beatnik Playboys as they play a fine mix of originals and old favorites.  Rachel makes every show unforgettable and her band is as tight as they come.  She fills the house every time she is here.
    doors open at 7:30, $7 donation at the door.


  • May 29th- Up til’4- This band is known for their sweet, sweet harmonies.  They play a wide mix of both originals and your favorites.  Sure to have you singing along.  One of our crowd favorites, you can count on a good time when this band is in the the house. Doors open a 6:30, $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
    Supporting act: The Speedbumps
    pre-sale tickets-$22/ day of show-$27
    purchase tickets here
    click here for a video from Elephant Revival


  • June 4th- Old Man Luedecke– Old Man Luedecke isn’t afraid to put his neck on the line. His latest album, Tender Is The Night, goes beyond his beloved solo, banjo-driven folk tunes. Driving a Nashville band from beginning to end with his recognizable voice, this is an artist honing his cunning lyrical flair – tenderly pushing the boundaries of his storytelling with his unique mix of folk, bluegrass and pop hooks.  After touring the globe, winning multiple Juno Awards, and becoming a father to twin girls, Luedecke has finally found confidence in himself, and his art. Tender Is The Night is a balancing act, a collection of songs artfully crafted, and tenderly performed.
    $10 pre-sale/$15 day of show
    General admission
    doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7:30
    purchase tickets here


  • June 5th- Colin John–  Colin John, the “Transpacific Bluesman” is internationally regarded and recognized as a unique musician, possessing equal skill on acoustic, resonator and electric guitars. As a slide player,Colin’s facility as both lap and bottleneck styles- as well as a formidable fingerpicker- is impressive. His command and synthesis of genres including blues,soul and Hawaiian was described by the British music magazine Mojo as “Ferociously entertaining funked-up R&B”
    Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7:00.
    $7 donation requested at the door


  • June 6th- Roger Hoover– Ohio songwriter and guitarist Roger Hoover’s plaintive, original brand of arcane folk and blues seem to come from some unknown time and place. These are timeless laments and rambles of a songwriting guitarist and banjo player with one foot in the past and the other in the now. Catch an acoustic set of Roger Hoover and the Hurt.
    doors open at 7:30, music starts at 8pm.
    $10 donation requested at the door


  • June 12th- Gold Heart– Join us for a night of Bluegrass as we welcome Mountain Fever Recording Artist Gold Heart for their first time to the G.A.R. Hall stage. These young artists are sisters and  expert songwriters.  They were invited to perform as a 2009 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Official Showcase Band in Nashville, Tennessee. Gold Heart has been featured twice on the PBS television program “Song of the Mountains” reaching thousands of viewers Nationwide. In 2008, Gold Heart was honored to win 1st place in the Podunk Band Competition. Most recently, Gold Heart was selected to perform at the 2014 World of Bluegrass Conference on the IBMA Youth Council Stage in Raleigh, North Carolina.
    doors open at 6:30/General Admission
    $12 pre-sale/$15 day of show
    purchase tickets here

  • June 13th- David Mayfield’s 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 when he joined the bluegrass outfit Cadillac Sky, playing sold out shows with British folk revivalists Mumford and Sons.Join us for a rare acoustic appearance from 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 on June 13thPre-sale- $12.00/ Day of show- $15.00
    Doors open at 7:30, general admission
    purchase tickets here


More information about these shows coming soon!

June 19th- The RailShakers
July 31st- Brent Kirby and His Luck
August 13th- The New Soft Shoe
August 21st-The Numbers Band
August 22nd- Roger Hoover

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!

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