The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Music on the Porches in Peninsula

Sat 9/23 @ 11AM-11PM

Now in its ninth year, Music on the Porches strikes a chord throughout the village of Peninsula, in heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, with a whole day of live music — bluegrass and folk — all over the quaint town center.

Artists perform on porches, in churches and by store entrances to local merchants. The Banjo Wizard of Cleveland (Mark Olitsky) leads an audience-participation class. Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek also hosts a songwriting Q&A.

Most of the events are free, though there is a $15 charge for husband-and-wife masters of the old-time fiddle, Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones, for a concert/workshop at the G.A.R. Hall (go to for tickets).

A pre-Music on the Porches kickoff takes place on Fri 9/22 @ 8pm, with the Railsplitters at G.A.R. Hall. The same Colorado-based ensemble leads a $10 vocal-harmonizing class on Saturday at Bronson Church; go to


[Written by Charles Cassady]

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