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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.
Specialty flatbread pizzas, cheese plates, snacks and desserts available from Chef Ron Ramos, so come hungry!

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!!!

Hello Live Music Fans. We have been busy updating the G.A.R. Hall in hopes to open back up at a reduced, socially distanced capacity soon. We can’t wait to get back to presenting live music! We have updated our HVAC systems with improved filters, UV lighting and Ionization systems. By the time the doors open, you will see that we have started construction so we will be bringing everyone through the front door. Our shows will have limited, socially distanced seating, but we will also be live streaming the shows as well. Good things are happening, we are excited to see you all soon and share an evening at the G.A.R. Hall!

Until that time, in September we are going to have some outside shows, weather permitting, on the Bronson Green.  Look for updates often!

Sincerely,
Karen Walters
Executive Director
Peninsula Foundation

 

September 19th-Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys- She plays piano, she plays guitar, she sings, she writes her own songs, she takes a classic and makes it her own…and did I mention this lady can sing!! Rachel Brown, she’s one of the great talents in the N.E. Ohio music scene and the Beatnik Playboys are the perfect band for her. Looking forward to a great Saturday night welcoming Rachel and the Boys to the Bronson Green!

So here’s how it works. We have 30 socially distanced spots on the Bronson Green. Each spot can hold two people. You are welcome to bring your chairs or your favorite blanket to get comfy on the green. We also have 3 socially distanced benches available, perfect for two if you don’t feel like carrying a chair. Pack a picnic with your favorite beverage or adult beverage (no glass please). The Peninsula Foundation will have water and some soft drinks available for a donation. Parking is at The G.A.R. Hall Parking lot and it is a short walk down to the Bronson Church Green. If you need closer parking, there a couple of spots available across the street at Yellow Creek Trading Company. Please do not park on Church or Center Street.

We open the gates at 4pm and the show begins at 5. Masks are required until you are seated. Any time you move around the green you are required to put your mask back on. If that is disagreeable to you, then I’m sorry, but this is not the event for you. We are excited to be presenting LIVE music again and we are dedicated to doing it safely. See you on the Green! This is a rain or shine event…but if it’s a downpour we might have to reschedule. But let’s not even go there!

Tickets – $22.00/ purchased in groups of two. $30.00 day of show
Purchase tickets on Eventbrite

 

September 20th- Rayna Gellert and Kieran Kane- Kieran and Rayna first met, fittingly, at San Francisco’s celebrated Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, which led to their cowriting songs for Kieran’s recent album, Unguarded Moments (Dead Reckoning). They joined forces again for Rayna’s 2017 release, Workin’s Too Hard (StorySound Records), which they also co-produced. Their first duo album, The Ledges, was released in February of 2018 on Dead Reckoning Records. Their second album together, When the Sun Goes Down, was released March 20, 2019.
Fans of either artist will recognize the musical kindred-spiritedness in their restrained and roots-oriented approach to both songs and arrangements.

So here’s how it works. We have 30 socially distanced spots on the Bronson Green. Each spot can hold two people. You are welcome to bring your chairs or your favorite blanket to get comfy on the green. We also have 3 socially distanced benches available, perfect for 2 if you don’t feel like carrying a chair. Pack a picnic with your favorite beverage or adult beverage (no glass please). The Peninsula Foundation will have water and some soft drinks available for a donation. Parking is at The G.A.R. Hall Parking lot and it is a short walk down to the Bronson Church Green. If you need closer parking, there a couple of spots available across the street at Yellow Creek Trading Company. Please do not park on Church Street or Center Street.

We open the gates at 2pm and the show begins at 3pm. Masks are required until you are seated. Any time you move around the green you are required to put your mask back on. If that is disagreeable to you, then I’m sorry, but this is not the event for you. We are excited to be presenting LIVE music again and we are dedicated to doing it safely. See you on the Green! This is a rain or shine event…but if it’s a downpour we might have to reschedule. But let’s not even go there!

Tickets – $23.00/ purchased in groups of two. $30.00 day of show
Purchase Tickets on Eventbrite

March 13th- The Watkins Family Hour-
Returning to the studio as Watkins Family Hour, Sean and Sara Watkins consider brother sister a duo-centric record – yet one that feels bigger than just two people.

“From the beginning, our goal was to work on these songs to be as strong as they could be, just the two of us,” Sara explains. “And with a few exceptions on the record, that’s really how things were.

Moving from one landscape to the next – literally and musically — is nothing new to Sean and Sara Watkins, who have performed separately and together for nearly their whole lives. Growing up near San Diego, they played countless shows at a local pizza place in Carlsbad, California, with their childhood friend, Chris Thile. As young adults, those three musicians broke out nationally as Nickel Creek, an acoustic ensemble that sold millions of albums, won a Grammy, and toured the world.

“It felt really good to dig into the potential of two people,” Sara says. The arrangements and the writing were all focused on that. Listening now, I’m really proud of what we did. These are songs that would not have come out of either one of us individually, and it feels like a band sound, like this is what we do, the two of us.” However, brother sister remains exactly that – the result of a brother and sister creating music.
General Admission- Auditorium Seating

The Early Show
Doors open at 4:30/ Music at 5pm
Pre-Sale tickets- 35.00/Day of show- 40.00
Coming Soon!

The Second Show
Doors open at 7:30/ Music at 8pm

Pre-Sale tickets- 35.00/Day of show- 40.00
Coming Soon!

 

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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