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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!

Check out details from last year’s event

Join us at Peninsula’s 8th annual Music on the Porches—a village-wide happening which celebrates music in th Valley! Merchants and residents alike welcome musicians to  their porches 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 in collaboration with The Peninsula Foundation with the support of the Ohio Arts Council is offering free workshops throughout the day and an evening ticketed musical event featuring Kristin Andreassen and Rayna Gellert of Uncle Earl fame, with special guest Rachel Baiman of 10 String Symphony!!!

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!

Hastings Waterworks
The Winking Lizard Tavern
Hale Farm and Village
Green Haven Builders
Bill and Lynne Dowling
The Ohio Arts Council

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

The Train Depot on Mill Street
11:30-12:45- Johnny G- Singer/Songwriter
1-2:30- Ed and Laurie Caner from Hey Mavis- fiddle and banjo
Folk, Americana
3-4:30-Randy Horvath- Singer/Songwriter

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

6089 North Locust Street
12:30-2:30 Sam Sapp- Songs of the woods
vocals and instrumentalist 

Elements Gallery on Mill Street
2-4- Red Brick Rhodes- Guitar and fiddle- Americana and Folk

Yum Yum Sweet Shop
Main Street
12-1:45 Flute Candy- Flute Choir 

Fishers Cafe and Pub
Rt 303
2-5- J.D. Sanders-New Orleans Jazz band 

The Spicy Lamb Farm
6560 Akron Peninsula Rd

1-3- Effangee Band- your favorite classic rock tunes and some originals

Terry Lumber
Mill Street

11-1- Buddy Milhoan and Charlie Moyer- local Peninsula boys bring out the guitar and banjo and harmonica  for some hometown fun- free popcorn for your listening pleasure!

The Log Cabin Gallery on North Canal Street
11- 1- Amanda Gunnels -Singer & guitarist with a folk and blues influence
1-3- Jon Mosey and Jack DiAlesandro – banjo, guitar, mandolin, Piedmont Blues
 3:30-5:30- The Gage Brothers- A high energy acoustic group pulling from traditional influences, new age folk and blues

The Silver Fern Bed and Breakfast
Rt 303
4-6- Becky and Lenny- Acoustic Blues and Folk favorites bring a chair,  relax on the lawn, and take a minute or two to listen!

The G.A.R. Hall patio
the corner of Riverview Road and 303
11-12- Chris Allen-  Singer/Songwriter
12:15-1:15- Brent Kirby- Singer/Songwriter- Brent’s performance is sponsored by Bill and Lynne Dowling
1:30-3:30- Mike Lenz and Peggy Coyle-
Classic blues with a little jazz thrown in for good measure

Old Time Jam starting at 6:00 on the patio…Come one come all and join in on our first Old Time Jam at the Hall…all are welcome! We will keep it going until the doors open for the night time show with Kristin Andreassen & Rayna Gellert with Rachel Baiman at 7:30.
The Old Time Jam and the evening performance is sponsored by Green Haven Builders and The Winking Lizard Tavern 

Yellow Creek Trading Company and the Brown Rabbit
Rt 303 N.E. of the Bronson Church
1-3 -Box of Squirrels- Americana band from Kent Ohio

The Green at Bronson Church
12-1- The Stumpy Basin Volunteers- Peninsula’s favorite traditional Bluegrass Band- This performance is sponsored
by Hale Farm and Village
2-4- Mo Mojo- Akron’s Zydeco Parti-gras band
5-7- Cats on Holiday- “swamp music” and other classics of all genres- This performance is sponsored by Hastings Waterworks

The grounds at the Boston Township Hall
11:30-1- John Weniger- all your favorite folk tunes
1-2:45- Rachel Brown- country, americana, blues…
this lady does it all- This performance is sponsored by
Yellow Creek Trading Company

Peninsula Art Academy on Mill Street
2-4 Flute Candy- Flute Choir 

Free Workshops:

The G.A.R. Hall
Jen Maurer
Zydeco dance Workshop!  Learn some basic Zydeco dance moves from Akron’ Zydeco Queen- Jen Maurer.  After the class, follow Jen Jown the street to try out your new moves as Mo Mojo rocks the Bronson Green at 2pm!

The Bronson Church
Paul Kovac
One of N.E. Ohio’s favorite “pickers”, Paul Kovak will be holding a banjo workshop for all levels, from beginners to the more experienced player.  Paul will demonstrate, instruct and answer questions about this fun and popular instrument.  Bring your banjo or just stop in and listen and learn from one of the area’s best.

The G.A.R. Hall
Kristin Andreassen
Join Kristin Andreassen for a good old fashioned clogging lesson!  Kristin is known for her percussive dancing that she weaves into her innovative music performances, and she can’t wait to share some of those basic dance steps, that have been passed down through generations,  with you.  So bring your dance shoes and join Kristin for a dance at the G.A.R. Hall.

The G.A.R. Hall
Rayna Gellert
Rayna Gellert grew up in a musical family, and has spent most of her life immersed in the sounds of rural stringband music, heartfelt gospel songs, and old ballads. After honing her fiddle skills playing at jam sessions and square dances, Rayna fell into a life of traveling and performing. Her fiddle albums are widely celebrated in the old-time music community. Join Rayna for an old time fiddle workshop where she will demonstrate some of her skills, answer questions and talk the basics of old time fiddle.

The G.A.R. Hall
Rachel Baiman
Using fiddle with vocals…not as easy as you might think!  Join Rachel as she shares techniques and tips for playing the fiddle while singing, from traditional old-time tunes,  to modern pop covers and original songs.  Learn chord and rhythm basics that will help you use your instrumenting a completely new way.  Rachel Baiman is a fiddle/banjo player, singer, and songwriter based out of Nashville, TN.  Specializing in Old Time, Bluegrass, Scottish, and Folk music, her interests are diverse and range from the oldest fiddle traditions to the most innovative of collaborations.

Where to find a place to dine!
The Winking Lizard
Fisher’s Cafe & Pub
Trail Mix Peninsula
The Bronson Church- Mechies BBQ
Log Cabin Gallery- The Hunger Squad
The G.A.R. Hall- The G.A.R. Hall Grill with Chef Ron
(adult beverages served.)
10-2- Elements Gallery- Trigo’s Market Bakery

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)

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

Lock 29 Over ow parking Log Cabin Gallery G.A.R. Hall Parking Lot (ADA) Bronson Church

Thanks to our Sponsors!
Hastings Waterworks
Bill and Lynne Dowling
Hale Farm and Village
The Winking Lizard Tavern
Green Haven Builders
The Ohio Arts Council

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 in collaboration with The Peninsula Foundation with the support of the Ohio Arts Council.

See you in the Valley!


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