This years Music on the Porches will be held on September 27th.
It is the sixth year of this village wide happening which celebrates music, art and culture in the Valley!
Merchants and residents throughout the Village of Peninsula,welcome musicians to their porches to
“make a joyful noise” and fill the valley
with music of all genres throughout the day and into the evening.
A village wide event, brought to you through a collaboration between
Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce,
Peninsula Foundation, and with financial support from the Ohio Arts Council. We welcome you to stop by, take a workshop, bring your favorite picnic blanket or chair to sit and listen to music, take in a concert, visit our shops and galleries, come spend a day in our village!
This year we will add local food vendors so you can grab something to eat while catching your favorite song. Monies from the Ohio Art Council will be used to sponsor interactive and educational workshops at The Bronson Church.
The G.A.R. Hall will host an evening concert featuring Dom Flemons formally of
The Carolina Chocolate Drops. You can purchase tickets for the evening event through www.peninsulahistory.org
or by calling 330-657-2528.
A multi-instrumentalist, Dom plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum and quills, in addition to singing.
Dom says he would like to use the traditional forms of music he has heard and immersed himself in over the years to create new soundscapes that generate interest in old-time folk music. Focusing very much on creating music that is rooted in history but taking a contemporary approach, Dom hopes to reexamine what traditional music can become.
This is a partial schedule of the music performances scheduled for this year’s event. Check back often for additional information including the schedule of workshops
Sara Finan- Roots based fiddle- Log Cabin Gallery
Jon Mosey- Clawhammer banjo and guitar – Heritage Farms
Rebekah Jean- Country, Folk, Americana- Yellow Creek Trading Company
John Weniger- Folk- Ohio Hardwoods
Sam Sapp- Children nature songs- Private residence on North Locust Street
Billy Crowbeak-Native American Woodland Style Flute- Log Cabin Gallery
Caty Petersilge- fiddle- Heritage Farms
Avin Loki Baird -Folk, Guitar- Elements Gallery
Jen Maurer- Americana- Trail Mix
Box of Squirrels- Americana-Yellow Creek Trading Co.’s porch sponsored by The Brown Rabbit
The Effangee Band- Classic Rock-Spicy Lamb Farm
The Gage Brothers- Folk- Log Cabin Gallery
Red Brick Rhodes-Fiddle, Guitar- Elements Gallery
Paul Baumgardner-Americana- Yellow Creek Trading Co
Johnny G- Singer/ Songwriter- Boston Township Hall
Jon Mosey- Claw hammer Banjo, Guitar- Train Depot
Chris Allen- Singer/Songwriter – Ohio Hardwoods
The Myths- The Winking Lizard
Greg Workman- Finger Style Guitar- BluEyeDog
Music on the Porches has 4 workshops to offer this year. Make sure you stop and take a listen or have a talk with these artists as they demonstrate their craft!
MUSIC ON THE PORCHES is happy to provide these free workshops
The G.A.R. Hall
Hal Walker shows us his unique collection of instruments from around the world
The G.A.R. Hall
Tina Bergman, one of our area’s treasures performs a demonstration
on the Hammered Dulcimer
The G.A.R. Hall
Piedmont Blues is a finger picking guitar style and Jon Mosey is one of the best. Join Jon as he plays a few tunes and talks about this style of guitar playing.
12-3 The Bronson Church
Doug Unger & Mark Ward
World reknown luthier, Peninsula’s own Doug Unger and fellow luthier Mark Ward talk about instrument building. Doug is known for his intricate inlay work on banjos and mandolins. Mark Ward is a fine stringed instrument builder and specialist in restorative work. Stop by for this rare opportunity to catch these two fine artisans
You might even catch them playing a tune or two!
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!
Here are a few pictures from last year’s event! We will see you soon!