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Voices in the Valley

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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.

Parking for the G.A.R. Hall is located directly across the street on the South West Corner of Route 303 and Riverview Road. There is handicap parking located directly in front of the G.A.R. Hall. Alternate Parking can be found 1 block away at Yellow Creek Trading Company after 5pm.  Or at Riverview Court (Ohio Hardwoods) on the Southeast Corner of the intersection of Route 303 and Riverview Road. Parking in Peninsula is always at a premium so if you are coming with friends, consider sharing a ride.  Thanks!

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!!!

 


Hi Live Music Lovers!

We are planning a fun summer of music on the Bronson Green, in the heart of Peninsula next to the Bronson Church.  Parking is at the G.A.R. Hall parking lot or the former Yellow Creek Trading Company lot.  We are looking forward to being back at the Hall in the Fall!

Thank you for supporting live music!  We have missed you!

Karen Walters
Executive DirectorPeninsula Foundation
Artistic Director- Voices in the Valley
Manager-The G.A.R. Hall

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The Bluegrass Gospel Hour has been moved to the G.A.R. Hall because of inclement weather this weekend– Every other week, your hosts, Paul Kovac and David Mayfield play your favorite Bluegrass Gospel Tunes, perfect for your Sunday morning!  The music starts at 11am. You can find us on the Voices in the Valley, G.A.R. Hall and Gage House Sessions facebook pages.. So tune in and enjoy!!!

June 20th- 11am-Bluegrass gospel services are being moved inside this week to the beautiful G.A.R. Hall because of the inclement weather we are having this weekend. Come and be with us in person or tune in at Voices in the Valley Facebook

Music starts at 11. Doors open at 10:45

To come be with us in person purchase tickets ON EVENTBRITE

 


David Mayfield Alive & Alone

Friday June 25 2021 7pm

Grammy & Emmy nominated multi-instrumentalist and songwritter brings his unique brand of americana to the beautiful Bronson Green. Join us for an intimate night of original music and obscure covers from Peninsula’s own self proclaimed poet laureate.

“…his songs are sturdy enough to work in any format, because his tunes are that lovely and his words that understated.” -Washington Post

“A massively skilled picker and singer with a knack for stagecraft.” -Nashville Scene

Gates at 6:30pm Showtime at 7:00pm

Solo Ticket- 20.00

Spot for two on the Green- 40.00

Spot for four on the Green- 80.00

A bench perfect for two- 40.00

purchase tickets ON EVENTBRITE


Brent Kirby

Sat June 26 2021 7pm

Brent Kirby’s been called by many of his peers one of Cleveland’s hardest working musicians and his actions prove that. In 2013, Brent Kirby was voted “Best Singer” and also “Best Male Vocal” by the Cleveland Scene, and 2012, he was voted “Best Musician”.

His songs start with the introspective stir of strum and voice, but just like his performances, quickly move outward and embrace the listener.

Come join us on the beautiful Bronson Green for an intimate night of originl music with one of the area’s most beloved musicians!

Gates at 6:30pm Showtime at 7:00pm

Solo Ticket- 15.00

Spot for two on the Green- 32.00

Spot for four on the Green- 64.00

A bench perfect for two- 32.00

purchase tickets ON EVENTBRITE


Ray Flanagan w/Marc Lee Shannon

Fri July 2nd 2021 7pm

Ray Flanaganr is one of the most distinguished and authentic singer-songwriter/band leaders to come out of Cleveland. His soulful voice, thought provoking lyrics and excellent guitar playing is sure to dazzle those lucky enough to get a spot on the green for this exciting performance.

Joining Ray this evening will be legendary Akron musician Marc Lee Shannon! Marc has performed all over the country, most notably as the longtime guitarist for Cleveland rocker Michael Stanley.

Gates at 6:30pm Showtime at 7:00pm

Solo Ticket- 15.00

Spot for two on the Green- 30.00

Spot for four on the Green- 60.00

A bench perfect for two- 30.00

purchase tickets ON EVENTBRITE


Jordan Tice

Fri July 16th 2021 7pm

Folk fans might recognize Jordan Tice as a member of the instrumental bluegrass supergroup, Hawktail as well as his sideman work with many other artists in the folk/bluegrass genre. For this intimate performance the singer-songwriter/guitarist, will break it down to just his voice and acoustic guitar.

He combines witty musings on life, relationships, and time with his deft finger-picking acoustic guitar skills for a fresh take on a classic medium.

Gates at 6:30pm Showtime at 7:00pm

Solo Ticket- 20.00

Spot for two on the Green- 40.00

Spot for four on the Green- 80.00

A bench perfect for two- 40.00

purchase tickets ON EVENTBRITE


Tall Paul & Western Drawl

Fri July 23th 2021 7pm

Paul Kovac’s kindergarden report card said he “Plays well with others”. Well, thats been evident with his work as a founding member of legendary groups like Hillbilly Idol & Clear Fork. Now he steps out with his new project “Tall Paul & Western Drawl” as the name suggests its Western swing and classic songs from yesteryear played with Paul’s signature style and energy!

Gates at 6:30pm Showtime at 7:00pm

Solo Ticket- 20.00

Spot for two on the Green- 40.00

Spot for four on the Green- 80.00

A bench perfect for two- 40.00

purchase tickets ON EVENTBRITE


Kristine Jackson

Fri July 30th 2021 7pm

You will want to stop and take note of Kristine Jackson. With a voice grounded in earthy roots, rock and blues, accompanied by her own unique guitar style, she has been a fan favorite wherever she goes.

Kristine will perform an intimate solo concert on the beautiful bronson green!

Gates at 6:30pm Showtime at 7:00pm

Solo Ticket- 20.00

Spot for two on the Green- 40.00

Spot for four on the Green- 80.00

A bench perfect for two- 40.00

purchase tickets ON EVENTBRITE


November 3rd- We are excited to have Dustbowl Revival coming back to the Hall!

Opening Support by Smooth Hound Smith

Dustbowl Revival has always been about pushing the boundaries of what American roots music can be. After celebrating over a decade of sonic adventuring and playing thousands of shows together in ten countries and counting, the group collected a devoted fanbase coast-to-coast. After throwing five of their own virtual Sway-At-Home festivals during the shut-down featuring nearly forty artists, the always evolving group of string and brass players led by founding members Z. Lupetin, Josh Heffernan, Ulf Bjorlin are excited to welcome a new wave of talent to the band, after emerging from a pandemic touring hiatus.

Dustbowl Revival’s story started humbly. Nearly thirteen years ago Z. Lupetin, a Chicago native who attended college in Michigan came to L.A. to be a screenwriter, grew disillusioned with his job in advertising, and placed a hopeful ad on Craigslist. He sought to find fellow musicians who shared his roving love of Louis Armstrong, Bob Wills, Old Crow Medicine Show, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin and the brass bands of New Orleans, but also wanted to write songs like Americana pioneers Wilco, Lucinda Williams and even Bruce Springsteen. There are still players in the group who responded to that initial odd quest.

“Maybe we don’t know where this journey will take us or how long it will last,” acknowledges Lupetin, “That’s my take on the importance of what we try to do. Music elevates us, lifts us up, makes us change our minds, takes us out of our comfort zones. If just one person can be moved by just one song, that’s enough.”

Doors open at 7pm/Music at 8pm

Pre-sale- tickets- $35.00/Day of show- $42.00
Purchase tickets on Eventbrite

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Join us this summer as we feature concerts on the Bronson Green, a beautiful little spot in the heart of Peninsula, perfect to bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic, and enjoy some good times with friends.  You are welcome to bring your own beverages, including adult beverages, please do not bring glass for the safety of others. So come join us on the green, for good music and good times!

Here is our schedule so far…check back often for updates:
July 2nd-  Marc Lee Shannon/ Ray Flanagan.
July 10th & 11th- join us at Music in the Valley at Hale Farm and Village
July 16th- Jordan Tice
July 17th- TBD
July 18th- Bluegrass Gospel Hour
July 23rd- Tall Paul and Western Drawl
July 30th- Kristine Jackson
July 31- Kim Richey
August 6th and 7th- TBD
August 13th- The Howlin’Brothers
August 14th- TBD
August 20th- Up til 4
August 21st- TBD
August 22nd- The Onlies
August 28th- Pickin’ in the Podunk event- details coming soon!
Sept 3rd- Alex Bevan and Brent Kirby
September 25th- Music on the Porches event

Parking is a short walk from the G.A.R. parking area, or you can park across the street at 1685 Main Street, the former home of Yellow Creek Trading Company.  Please DO NOT park on Center Street.  Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking for the GAR Hall is located on the Southwest corner of Route 303 and Riverview directly South of the 303. Overflow parking can be found on the Southeast corner of 303 at Riverview Court or at Yellow Creek Trading Company at 1685 Main Street

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
The office phone number is 330-657-2528

What’s the refund policy?
full refund between 7-10 days prior to event

More information about these shows coming soon!

Please send all booking inquiries to  karen@crookedrivercreative.com

Thanks so much to the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support of the Arts Programming at the Peninsula Foundation, including
Voices in the Valley

Thanks so much to the Akron Community Foundation for their support of Arts Programming at the G.A.R. Hall

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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