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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 the old Yellow Creek Trading Company.  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!!!

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New Vaccination Policy for the G.A.R. Hall and the Bronson Church.

The Peninsula Foundation has joined in alliance with other Northeast Ohio music venues in announcing a new vaccination policy. Effective in September 2021, all indoor events at the G.A.R. Hall and the Bronson Church will require a proof of vaccination or a negative covid test result, date stamped no later than 72 hours prior to the event, for entry for all concerts and events. We recommend mask wearing other than when you are eating and drinking while inside our venues.

If you have already purchased tickets to an event for this Fall season, you will be receiving an additional e-mail with this information for that particular event.

We strive to provide a safe place for people to come and enjoy an evening of music. We have improved ventilation systems at both the G.A.R. Hall and the Bronson Church, our staff is 100% vaccinated and we hope by initiating these measures, we can provide you the trust and assurance of a great and SAFE place to enjoy a show.

Our hope is that SOON, we can move past Covid- 19 and all of its variants. We long to come together as a music community again, where we gather with old friends, meet new friends and share a night of music with no worries of this virus. We feel these are the measures necessary to get us there.

Thank you for your continued support…and trust.
Karen James Walters
Executive Director- Peninsula Foundation
Artistic Director- Voices in the Valley

 


December 10th & 11th – Paul Kovac & David Mayfield – A Hillbilly Christmas – I Paul Kovac & David Mayfield lead a Hillbilly Parade in two nights of holiday fun! Look forword to a five piece band featuring three part harmonies, heartfelt festive cheer, knee slappin’ comedy, & hot pickin’!!

Doors open at 7:00/ Music at 8pm
General Admission/ 22.00 

Night One: Purchase tickets on Eventbrite

Night Two: Purchase tickets on Eventbrite

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December 12th – Four Songwriters in the Valley– I look forward to this show every year and it never disappoints. Join us for a special evening of song between four friends, Charlie Wiener, Jon Mosey, Jim Ballard and Alex Bevan.

These 4 songwriters have a treasure of tunes to share, what makes this special is they perform each others songs in a round robin setting. It is always a wonderful night, filled with great music, great stories.

Doors open at 6:00/ Music at 7
General Admission/ 20.00

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite

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G.A.R. Grass Jam

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 7:00pm

Grass Jam is BACK! Paul Kovac and David Mayfield will be your hosts. All ages and skill levels are welcome and encouraged. We have 3-5 separate break out rooms so you can pick your jam. You are welcome to bring your own food to munch on, the bar will be open.

$5 donation at the door

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December 17th – Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys – Join us for a special night at the Hall that only Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys can deliver. Cleveland’ s Honky Tonk Queen and her band will be playing tunes from Linda Rondstat, Patsy Cline, The incredible Rachel Brown and ample Holiday favorites to celebrate this season. I just can’t wait to have this band back at the Hall again!

General Admission- $18.00

 

Doors open at 7:30/ Music at 8
Purchase tickets on Eventbrite

Please bring your Covid vax cards or negative PCR covid test (within 72 hours) with your ID for entry. You can read the entire G.A.R. covid policy above. Thank You!
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December 18th- Joe Newberry and April Verch –

Growing up, Joe Newberry and April Verch absorbed traditions of home and hearth – in his Missouri Ozarks and her Ottawa Valley of Canada. Although they are on the road much of the year, the two musicians are fond of saying that they are rarely homesick, because their music means they always have a bit of home with them wherever they go.

Joe Newberry comes from a family of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a boy and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. April Verch grew up listening to her Dad’s country band play for dances in the Ottawa Valley. She started step dancing at age three and fiddling at age six. In a Newberry & Verch show, delighted audiences see first-hand the roots of their music, their love of performing, and their strong musical connection.

Join us for a special treat this holiday season.

Doors open at 7pm, Music at 8

General Admission- $25.00
Purchase tickets on Eventbrite

Please bring your Covid vax cards or negative PCR covid test (within 72 hours) with your ID for entry. You can read the entire G.A.R. covid policy above. Thank You!
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The Bluegrass Gospel Hour at the Bronson Church– 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.

 

 

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Dec 19th- Sisters in Song- Oh my, look at those lovely, talented ladies in that picture. This shot was from the first Sisters in Song show, way back when. It all started at the G.A.R. Hall and we knew it was something special! Kristine Jackson, Rachel Brown, and Becky Boyd, three of Cleveland’s favorite ladies of song together again for a special night of music. Join us as they share songs, stories, laughs and sometime tears. These ladies feel like family and we LOVE it when they come back home! Special guest…Emma Shook!!

Doors open at 6:00/Music at 7:00
Purchase tickets on Eventbrite

Please bring your Covid vax cards or negative PCR covid test (within 72 hours) with your ID for entry. You can read the entire G.A.R. covid policy above. Thank You!

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January 14th- The Thor Platter Trio is coming back to the G.A.R. Hall.! Bluegrass, blues and Country.: Born and raised in Buffalo, local singer-songwriter Thor Platter received a good dose of classic rock as a youth when his sister introduced him to her record collection. Her Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan albums served to influence Thor took while he forged his own songwriting style, built around a strong vocal style and a great group of musians backing him up. We are excited to welcome the Trio back to Hall Please join us!

15.00 – General Admission

Doors open at 6pm/ Music at 8pm

Please bring your Covid vax cards or negative PCR covid test (within 72 hours) with your ID for entry. You can read the entire G.A.R. covid policy at www.peninsulahistory.org. Thank You!

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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 the old 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