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 desserts available from Chef Ron Ramos, so come hungry!
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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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  • crooked webFebruary 12th- CrOoKeD-Crooked(formerly SyRuP) is a modern twist to old style bluegrass that captivates the attention of all ages!
    Born from varying musical influences, each member of Crookedbrings in depth musical knowledge and ability to produce something unique and fun for everyone. Crooked’s set list includes an ever increasing number of memorable original songs and familiar covers.  Doors open at 7:30. $7 donation requested at the door.

 

  • NOAM_PIKELNYFebruary 17th- Noam Pikelny (of the Punch Brothers):  One Man, One Banjo, One Joke Tour 
    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 Yorkerdescribes 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.
    Check out this video of Noam!
    Kristin Andreassen opens the night!3505864
    she is a singer, a poet, and a percussive dancer who combines those skills in performances that are both “inventive” (The New Yorker) and “haunting” (NPR’s Folk Alley). Before embarking on her solo career, Kristin toured and recorded with both the stringband Uncle Earl (w/ Abigail Washburn, Rayna Gellert & KC Groves) and the “folk noir” singing trio Sometymes Why (w/ Aoife O’Donovan & Ruth Ungar). She became known in those projects for the strength and creativity of her lyrics, as in her song “Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes” which was featured on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion.
    check out this video of Kristin Andreassen
    doors open at 7:30. General Admission
    $28 pre-sale/$35 day of show
    purchase tickets here

 

  • 12341098_1236678846348581_2672426648241671123_nFebruary 19th- Roger Hoover- One of our favorites at the Hall, Roger Hoover has been making music here in N.E. Ohio for years.  He has played with many of the areas best, traveled around the country and played with some of the greats, and has settled into a bluesy folk style, stripped down,  and raw.  His songs are full of life experience and emotion.  Doors open at 7:30.
    $10 donation requested at the door.

 

 

  • 10293668_748424935196205_3023235654100170050_oFebruary 26th- Comas- Since they began touring in 2003, Comas have been one of the most recognized bands in modern Irish music throughout Europe and North America. Drawing their repertoire from the Irish musical tradition, as well as folk music styles from Belgium, Scotland, Canada, the United States and beyond, the four members of Comas also contribute their own original compositions which reflect a diverse range of influences, while gracefully managing the delicate balance between tradition and innovation. Having performed at nearly all of Europe’s major folk festivals, Comas expanded their reach to North America in 2011, and have since enjoyed great success at theaters and festivals across the United States and Canada. With two powerhouse albums under their belt, their third recording effort is currently underway.
    doors open at 7:30
    $15 pre-sale/ 18 day of show
    purchase tickets here

 

  • 1610950_10152830792466152_8237544902556741727_nFebruary 27th- Brent Kirby and His Luck-  Known as one of Cleveland’s favorite artists, and a major support to new artist in the greater Cleveland area, it is always our pleasure to have Brent Kirby at the Hall.  This time he brings his band The Luck, as a trio for a special show. We did this show once before and people still ask me when we are going to do it again…well…here we are!  Same great tunes, same great performance, just a little more intimate.  Can’t wait!
    Doors open at 7:30.
    $10 pre-sale tickets available
    purchase tickets here

 

  • Sisters in Song v3February 28th- Sisters in Song-Join us for a special night of song featuring Kristine Jackson, Becky Boyd and Rachel Brown, accompanied by Emma Shook  from the Cleveland Orchestra on violin. These ladies take it to a a higher level when they share songs, stories, laughs and sometimes some tears in a special night of music.Doors open at 6:30.
    ***SOLD OUT***

 

  • 11012968_10203027069438233_566919186732352969_nMarch 4th- Rachel Brown and 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,
    $10 donation at the door.

 

  • IMG_1658March 5th- 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

 

 

  • 12080362_1058726027512286_2078383626009002446_oMarch 11th- Parsonsfield is a five-piece Americana band from Leverett, MA that infuses a rowdy, rock-‘n’-roll spirit into its bluegrass and folk influences, blowing away any preconception of what you think banjos and mandolins should sound like.They weren’t always called Parsonsfield (the band started out as Poor Old Shine, but changed in July 2014). The new name was born of the inspired experiences recording two albums in beautiful, rural Parsonsfield, Maine.“…totally out of left field — comes the music of Parsonsfield, an eclectic American band which happily mingles bluegrass, folk, jazz and anything else that comes to mind. Not only does their sound make that biblical “joyful noise,” but the musicians themselves scamper around as though they were part of the cast of the Appalachian production of Lord of the Rings — the Musical.” – The Toronto Star, on The Heart of Robin Hood
    Pre-sale tickets $15
    Day of show $20
    Doors open at 7:30/General Admission
    Purchase tickets here

 

 

  • tim2015horiz4/16- Tim O’Brien– On the surface, Tim O’Brien’s career seems maddeningly eclectic. But over the years, he’s become a subtle master at mixing the primary musical colors into his distinct sound. You hear the numerous influences in every note, yet each and every note is uniquely his own.

    The Wall Street Journal has characterized O’Brien’s work as “classic-sounding material stamped with his own perceptive personality.”

    It has been four years since Tim’s last solo recording. Between collaborations with Darrell Scott, the recent Grammy-winning recording with Jerry Douglas’s Earls of Leicester and the rebooting of Hot Rize; he’s barely had time for a shower. Still, somewhere in O’Brien’s vivid imagination, the seeds of Pompadour began to sprout. The fruits of his recent wanderings, music making and worldly observations have blossomed into eleven exquisitely varied, true-to-life and above all musical tracks.

    Happy to welcome Tim O’Brien for a Voices in the Valley Small Hall Concert on April 16th at 8pm

    pre-sale tickets- $30.00
    day of show-$35.00
    general admission
    doors open at 7:30pm

    purchase tickets here

 

More information about these shows coming soon!

March 3- Roger Hoover’s Pasture’s of Plenty
March 4th- Rachel Brown & The Beatnik Playboys
March 5th- A Blues Gathering
featuring Austin Walkin’ Cane, Mike Lenz, Kristine Jackson and Jon Mosey
March 11th- Parsonsfield ( formerly Poor Old Shine)
March 12th- An evening of Grateful Dead Music
March 18th- Up ‘Til 4
March 19th- The Stumpy Basin Volunteers
March 25th- Becky Boyd
March 26th- The Numbers Band
April 1st- Andy Cohen with Jack DiAlessandra
April 7th- Roger Hoover’s Pastures of Plenty
April 8th and April 9th- TBA
April 15th- The Honey Dewdrops
April 16th- Tim O’Brien
April 21st- Brent Kirby’s Conversations (new program!!)
April 22nd- TBA
April 23rd- Kim Richey

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 karen@crookedrivercreative.com

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 minkinsmusic.wordpress.com

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