Upcoming Concerts

The Peninsula Arts Center presents the best and brightest in the Northwest music scene in an intimate house-concert-style setting with professional production and staging at the Peninsula Arts Center on Pacific Avenue in Long Beach.

Concerts benefit the Long Beach Peninsula Acoustic Music Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.

The Foundation is supported by our many donors and patrons, The Templin Foundation, and  ArtsWA. ArtsWA, the Washington State Arts Commission, is a state agency formed by the Washington State Legislature in 1961 with a mission of nurturing and supporting the role of the arts in the lives of all Washingtonians.

The Peninsula Arts Center is a Fair Trade Music venue.

Take a tour of our Gallery of Past Concerts!


2023 Schedule

We’ve moved our shows back inside for the Winter. We expect to resume outdoor concerts when the weather improves this Spring.

Watch for our emails, which will always have the latest info.

Open Mic Every Friday

To accommodate both online and in-person preferences, the online portion of the weekly open mic will begin at 5:00 PM, and the in-person part at 7:00. Steve Frost will be hosting the online portion (thanks, Steve!).

The link for the on-line portion will go live at 4:45.

The Arts Center will open for the in-person portion at 6:30.

EVENT LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7915967542
Meeting ID: 791 596 7542

Hope to see you there!


Saturday, Feb. 11th, 4PM – Johnny Connolly and Sean Gavin

Johnny Connolly is one of the finest button accordion players to be found anywhere. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he grew up steeped in the traditions of Celtic music. Johnny has most recently been touring as a member of internationally acclaimed Irish band Solas and is featured on their latest CD ‘All These Years’.

Uilleann piper and flute player, Seán Gavin, is one of the most highly regarded Irish musicians of his generation. In 2016 he became the first and only musician born outside Ireland to win the prestigious Seán Ó Riada gold medal, and his most recent recording, a collaboration with fiddler Jesse Smith, accompanist John Blake, and bodhran player Johnny “Ringo” McDonagh, was hailed by The Irish Echo as “traditional music at its best!” Seán tours regularly with the groups Bua and Téada, both of which have gleaned top praise from Irish music critics around the globe.

In addition to performing, Seán was Musical Director for the PBS program “I Am Ireland”, and for the long running Atlantic Steps. He’s one of the most highly sought instructors of Irish music, with lectures on the subject at institutions around the world including the University of Chicago, St. Andrew’s University in Scotland, and Na Píobairí Uilleann in Dublin. He has recently authored a popular tutor book, The Tin Whistle Method, from publisher Hal Leonard.

~ Seating is limited to 30 people ~ 

Reservations: email events@peninsulaartscenter.org, call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets at the link below:

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Friday, Feb. 17th, 4PM – Singer and Songwriter Christopher Worth

Christopher recently appeared at the Arts Center with David Jacobs Strain and upon hearing him sing we knew we had to have him back for his own show.

He’s well-known in the Pacific NW as both a songwriter, producer, and a fine musician.

He describes his music as “Indie Soul”; an apt description for his heartfelt lyrics.

Christopher graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Philosophy in 2005 and currently lives in Portland.

~ Seating is limited to 30 people ~ 

Reservations: email events@peninsulaartscenter.org, call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets at the link below:

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Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 4PM – Terry Robb

Reservations: email events@peninsulaartscenter.org or call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets at the link below:

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Terry Robb’s shows always sell out early. Please make your reservations soon if you plan to attend.
Terry has been praised by Rolling Stone, Vintage Guitar, Down Beat, Acoustic Guitar, Living Blues, Guitar Player, Blues Blast, Guitar World, Blues Matters, Blues Revue, Oprah’s O Magazine and countless more esteemed journals, placing him among the top acoustic blues guitarists of our time. His signature fingerpicking style landed him in the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, and earned him international acclaim from music critics, peers and fans.
In his latest album Confessin’ My Dues, Robb draws on his deep knowledge of Delta blues, ragtime and swing in 13 original compositions ranging from blistering instrumental blues and ragtime fingerpicking to soulful singing backed by a powerhouse rhythm section. From country blues to Coltrane, ragtime to Hendrix, Americana to American Primitivism, Confessin’ My Dues will captivate listeners with its melodic and rhythmic invention and musical virtuosity.
A member of the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, Robb was honored the eponymous “Terry Robb” Acoustic Guitar Muddy Award after winning the prize for 19 consecutive years, and in 2017 he received the Lifetime Achievement Muddy Award.

Saturday, Feb. 25th, 4PM – The Oyster Crackers

 

Join us for a concert with our area’s most popular vocal group, the Oyster Crackers.

~ Seating is limited to 30 people ~

For reservations, email events@peninsulaartscenter.org, call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets with the links below.

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COMING IN MARCH

Saturday, March 11th, 4PM – Jazz with Jamie Stillway and Eric Skye

Jamie Stillway, named by Fretboard Journal as “one of top fingerstyle guitarists of her generation,” and Eric Skye, hailed by Premier Guitar as a “virtuosic guitarist with improvisational telepathy,” will be performing at the Peninsula Arts Center on March 11th in support of their newest release, “Over the Waterfall”, a collection of traditional old-time fiddle tunes.

Jamie Stillway and Eric Skye are both widely regarded in the world of fingerstyle guitar as masters of their craft, and their debut album, “Home on the Midrange” was praised by Acoustic Guitar magazine as “a remarkable display of chemistry and imagination.” To hear these two guitarists in conversation is a nothing short of a master class in the nuance of guitar. Eric’s present, laser-like guitar tone meets the languid, spacious beauty of Jamie’s. What this creates is a musical experience that highlights the distinct voices of these two extraordinary guitarists. Both Jamie Stillway and Eric Skye utilize their mastery in service to the song, the melody, and the fleeting moment.

~ Seating is limited to 30 people ~

Reservations: email events@peninsulaartscenter.org, call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets at the link below:

Wednesday, March 15th – St. Partrick’s Day kickoff with Celtic singer Kathryn Rose

Kathryn is one of the finest Irish & Celtic singers we’ve encountered. She sings songs ranging from Traditional pieces from centuries ago to modern songs from noted current songwriters.
Her voice will keep you spellbound for the entire concert.
~ Seating is limited to 30 people ~
For reservations, email events@peninsulaartscenter.org, call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets with the links below.

Saturday, March 18th – Even more St. Partrick’s Day celebrating with Marian Dicicco

Marian picked up a guitar at the age of five and just cant put it down! With no lessons, music became her self-taught coping mechanism to being raised in a very troubled home. Music is how Marian connects with people and stays connected to herself.
Influenced by the likes of Emmy Lou Harris, Bob Wills, Christy Moore, and Mary Black, Marian prefers to think of each song as a story, with pictures drawn through notes and lyrics.
~ Seating is limited to 30 people at each show ~
For reservations, email events@peninsulaartscenter.org, call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets with the links below.

COMING IN APRIL and MAY

Wednesday, April 5th, 4PM Amanda Richards creates her distinctive alternative country music deftly balanced on the fulcrum between tradition and contemporary rock innovation. It has won the Portland, OR-based singer, songwriter, musician and entertainer an Independent Music Award, six first-round Grammy nominations, critical acclaim, and international attention.

Sunday, April 9th on the Veteran’s Field stage JT and the Long Beach Blues All-Stars  perform on Sunday of the Razor Clam Festival.
JT Underwood: vocals, guitar
Daryl Beau (of the Beau Brothers, Long Beach): lead guitar
Steve Frost (Long Beach): guitar
Julia Underwood: bass, vocals
Ron Baldwin, drums

Saturday, April 29th, 4PM – Lisa Mann and Jason Thomas return to the Arts CenterLisa is a favorite of Peninsula audiences and one of the Northwest’s most popular blues artists.


Wednesday, May 3rd, 4PM – Mandolin virtuoso Tim Connell

We’re very pleased have Tim back to the Arts Center. He has spent many years putting together solo arrangements for the mandolin from Brazilian choros to Irish jigs, from Beatles to Broadway.  Tim couples these flights of virtuosic picking with heartfelt American songs


Saturday, May 13th, 4PM – Americana songwriter Jim Faddis with Dale Atkins


Wednesday, May 17th, 4PM – The Brothers Reed


Saturday, May 27th, 4PM – The final performance of Groovy Wallpaper (Skip vonKuske and Don Henson). A show not to be missed!