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


Mark your Calendars for these upcoming shows!

  • 9/26: Stumpy Basin Volunteers- What better way to kick off Peninsula’s Music on the Porches event than with Peninsula’s hometown Bluegrass Band, The Stumpy Basin Volunteers. Fiddles, guitars, and banjos, everything you need for a good time! These boys play classic, foot stompin’, good time Bluegrass. A great way to start a weekend of music in the Valley!
    Music starts at 7pm. doors open at 6:30. $5 donation requested at the door


  • 9/27: Voices in the Valley welcomes Dom Flemons for Music on the Porches Headliner.
    Dom Flemons is the ”American Songster,” pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry.A multi-instrumentalist, Dom plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum and quills, in addition to singing. He says that he incorporates his background in percussion to his banjo playing. Dom’s banjo repertoire includes not only clawhammer but also tenor and three-finger styles of playing.Catch Dom with opening act Grace & Tony on September 27th as the headliner act for the Music on the Porches celebration.  A village wide event, brought to you in cooperation with the Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce with help from the Ohio Arts Council,  to celebrate music, art and  culture in the Valley. For this show there will be a limited number of seats with tables.  Tables will be sold as a group of 4.  All other seats will be auditorium seating.
    Doors open at 7:30. Music starts at 8pm.  All seats are general admission other than the preferred table seating.
  • Preferred table seating – 4 tickets for $100.00 Pre-sale auditorium seating – $20.00 per ticket
  • Day of the show auditorium seating – $27.00 per ticket
    click here to purchase tickets
    click here to visit Dom’s website
    click here for a Dom Flemons video
    click here for a Grace & Tony Video


  • 9/28: Voices in the Valley welcomes Shivering Timbers for a Small Hall Concert- Shivering Timbers is Sarah Benn, Jayson Benn, joined by Daniel Kshywonis, musicians who call Akron, Ohio home. Their story developed when Sarah and Jayson Benn  started singing and crafting songs for our then-infant daughter. As she grew the music began to take shape, and a band was born. In the years which followed, Shivering Timbers has taken their music on the road,  sharing their unique sound with audiences all around the country. Sarah’s haunting vocals and Jason’s blistering guitar, a great combination, a great band. Supporting act for the evening is Warren Byrom!  Warren joins us from Lexington Kentucky, and will be a great start to the evening.
    Music starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30, general admission
    find out more about Shivering Timbers at:
    Shivering Timbers video
    Shivering Timbers video 2
    Purchase tickets here

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.

Please send all booking inquiries to

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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! 

Jay Minkin for all his great press and support.  Check out his blog at

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

check out the Bluegrass Situation