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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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Voices in the Valley will be taking a couple weeks off to do some repairs to the G.A.R. Hall.  Don’t worry we will be back in mid July with more great music coming your way to round out the Summer and bring in Fall.


  • August 7th- The Mostly Blues Band– Last time they played the Hall, they brought down the House. Playing a mix of Blues, a little Jazz and a little Rock-n-Roll, this band began shaking it up in the Akron Area, years ago, now they play together only a few times a year and we are so happy they bring their talents to the Hall.  Headed by Mike Lenz’s guitar and Peggy Coyle’s vocals, this band will have you dancing and singing to some of your favorites.
    Doors open at 6:30, $7 donation requested at the door.


  • August 9th- “Sisters in Song” featuring Kristine Jackson, Becky Boyd and Rachel Brown– A few months ago we had 4 lovely ladies  join together on the G.A.R. Hall stage in support of a great cause.  Those who attended, were blown away…so of course we decided we had to do it again!On August 9th, join us for a special night of song featuring Kristine Jackson, Becky Boyd and Rachel Brown, accompanied by Emma Shook.  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, Music starts at 7pm
    $10 pre-sale tickets/$15 day of show
    purchase tickets here


  • August 13th- the New Soft Shoe- The New Soft Shoe is a Cleveland based band that covers the catalog of Cosmic American Music’s Gram Parsons on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Headed by Cleveland Crooner Brent Kirby this band is sure to have you singing to your favorite Gram tunes.
    Doors at 7:30, Music at 8pm
    $7 donation requested at the door


  • August 14th- Sarah Clanton- Joining us from Nashville TN, Sarah describes herself as a singing cellist!  Those who have seen her perform would describe her as much, much more.  She’s a sultry, playful songstress that makes the cello sing with compositions that highlight her versatile vocals and fun-loving personality.
    Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7pm
    $7 donation requested at the door


  • August 21st- The Numbers Band- The Numbers Band- The Legend… Anyone who grew up in Northeast Ohio remembers the days of going to JB’s in Kent to catch The Numbers Band. The Kidney Brothers and band are still making music today with the same philosophy they started the band with 30 years ago..
    “Our effort goes into being creative, unique and original. We define our own sound. There are no rules because we don’t play the game. We are not in it for the game, we’re in it for the music.”
    doors open at 6:30, music at 7PM.
    $7 donation requested at the door


  • August 22nd- 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.
    doors open at 7:30, music starts at 8pm.
    $10 donation requested at the door


  • August 28th- Red Tail Ring- Red Tail Ring is the musical brainchild of two old time-minded Michigandersm Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo.The collaboration blends the loving attention of revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch. Whether rendering a traditional tune of one of their many original compositions, the duo infuses each song with magical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, jaw harp and plain-old foot
    Doors open at 6:30/Music at 7pm
    General Admission
    $12 pre-sale/$15 day of show
    purchase tickets here


  • August 29th- Run Boy Run– Existing comfortably in the tension between tradition and the musical frontier, Tucson five piece Run Boy Run blends bluegrass, folk and the old timey American vernacular with touches of classical and turn of the century details.The unique sound of the band is rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South, continuing a sense of innovation in traditional American music put forth by bands such as Nickel Creek, Crooked Still, and The Wailin’ Jennys. Run Boy Run continues this journey into music that is dynamic, orchestral, and brimming with beauty. Three strong female voices weave a tapestry of sound, and the award-winning fiddlers cut a path for a tightly formed rhythmic front. Every arrangement is – at its core – captivating.
    Doors open at 7:30/ Music at 8pm
    General Admission
    $12 pre-sale/$15 day of show
    purchase tickets here


  • August 30th- Mandolin Orange“Mandolin Orange has been quietly gathering local and faraway fans since its debut album was released back in 2010. The North Carolina duo’s music — laced with bluegrass, country and folk — is often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South.”  The road has been good to Mandolin Orange since the 2013 release of ‘This Side of Jordan.’ NPR called the album “effortless and beautiful,” naming it one of the year’s best folk/Americana releases, while Magnet dubbed it “magnificent,” and American Songwriter said it was “honest music, shot through with coed harmonies, sweeping fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar and the sort of unfakeable intimacy that bonds simpatico musicians like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.” Excited to have them back for the second time at the Hall.
    Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7pm
    $10 pre-sale/ $15 day of show
    purchase tickets here

More information about these shows coming soon!

September 4th- The Stumpy Basin Volunteers
September 5th- 10 String Symphony
September 26th- The Speedbumps
October 1st- Roger Hoover’s Pasture of Plenty
October 2nd- Boy=Girl
October 9th- No Voices
October 16th- A Blues Gathering- featuring
Austin Walkin’ Cane, Jon Mosey, Kristine Jackson and Mike Lenz
October 29th- Ballroom Thieves
October 30th- Brent Kirby and His Luck
November 6th- Banjo Babes Tour

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

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