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Peninsula’s Music on the Porches!

This years Music on the Porches will be held on
September 23rd

It is the ninth year of this village wide happening which celebrates music, art and culture in the Valley!

 Check back often for details about this year’s event!

Join us for Peninsula’s 9th annual Music on the Porches—a village-wide happening which celebrates music, arts and culture in the Cuyahoga Valley! Merchants and residents alike welcome musicians to  their porches, their shops and galleries and 3 main stage areas, to “make a joyful noise” and fill the valley with music of all genres.  This year, in addition to the 20+ music acts throughout the Village,  The Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce,  The Peninsula Foundation and the Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, are offering free workshops and demonstrations along with master class workshops from some of the industries best. An Old Time open jam on the G.A.R. Hall patio will be led by Virginian “Old Time” fiddler Erynn Marshall and husband Carl Jones. Erynn and Carl kick off the evening event at the G.A.R. Hall with headliner Tim O’Brien and special guest Sean Watkins.

If you haven’t been down to visit us in the Valley lately, why not make Music on the Porches your reason to come back!
Bring a chair and sit a spell and soak in some great music!

 Thanks so much to all of our sponsors,
without you this event would not be possible!

The Winking Lizard Tavern
Bill and Lynne Dowling
The Ohio Arts Council
The Jelm Foundation
Hastings Waterworks 

Here is what is happening so far, more acts coming soon….

The G.A.R. Hall
Our kick-off to the Music on the Porches event features an evening concert with
The Railsplitters at the G.A.R. Hall
Information at tickets can be found at

The Evening Event at the G.A.R. Hall
We have a special night of music planned at the historic G.A.R. Hall
with not one, not two, but three amazing performances.  We hope you will join us!
Doors open at 6:30
General Admission
7pm-Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones
8pm- Sean Watkins
9pm- Tim O’Brien
Information at tickets at

Bronson on the Green
12:00- 1:30- Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys

2:00-3.30-The Gage Brothers
4.00- 5:30- Mostly Blues Band

The Train Depot on Mill Street
11:30-12:30 Jen Maurer and Anthony Papaleo-Traditional, Blues and Folk
1-2:30- Hey Mavis- Americana, Original Folk
3-4- Johnny G-Singer/Songwriter with a touch of  Funk & Soul

Trail Mix in Peninsula
(directly behind Winking Lizard)
2-3:30- Paul Kovac- Bluegrass, Folk, Americana

Elements Gallery on Mill Street
1-3 Jon Mosey- Guitar, Banjo- Traditional Acoustic Blues, Folk
3-5- Red Brick Rhodes- Guitar and fiddle- Americana and Folk

The Log Cabin Gallery on North Canal Street
11am-1pm-Billy Crowbeak Faluski, Native American Woodland Flutes
more acts TBA soon 

G.A.R. Hall patio
more info to come

Old Time Jam from 5:30-6:15 on the G.A.R. Hall patio
Grab your fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo and head over to the G.A.R. Hall patio…all are welcome! This is your chance to jam with Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones.  Erynn and Carl will lead the Old Time jam this year and then they will be heading into the G.A.R. Hall after the jam for the evening show. 

Workshops and Master Classes
11am-The Rail Splitters Master Class-Vocal Harmonies

The Bronson Church- $10
reservations coming soon at

Where to find a place to dine!
The Winking Lizard
Fisher’s Cafe & Pub
Trail Mix Peninsula
The Bronson Church- Casually Fine with chef Ron and Jose
Log Cabin Gallery- The Hunger Squad
The G.A.R. Hall- The G.A.R. Hall Grill with Chef Ron
(adult beverages served.)

Event Day Parking
Look for Event day parking signs
Lock 29 overflow parking
Peninsula United Methodist Church (donation requested)
Terry Lumber (after 3pm)
G.A.R. Hall Parking (corner of 303 and Riverview)
Riverview Court (Ohio Hardwoods)

Special Evening Event Parking
Woodridge Intermediate School
The G.A.R. Hall Parking Lot
Yellow Creek Trading Company (after 5:30)

 Log Cabin Gallery
G.A.R. Hall Parking Lot (ADA)
Bronson Church

Thanks to our Sponsors!
Bill and Lynne Dowling
The Winking Lizard Tavern
The Ohio Arts Council
The Jelm Foundation

Special thanks to all of the businesses who sponsored music for this event please support them by visiting their shops!

This Event is brought to you by The Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce,  The Peninsula Foundation and The Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park with the support of the Ohio Arts Council.

See you in the Valley!


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