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 Peninsula Arts Center is a Fair Trade Music venue.

Take a tour of our Gallery of Past Concerts!


 2017 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are at 7:00 PM (doors at 6:30) and tickets are $15.
Beer, wine, and other refreshments are available.

Open Mic

We hold an open mic the Friday night before each concert. Signups start around 6:30, and the music begins at 7PM. Singers, instrumentalists, poets, spoken-word artists, stand-up comedians, and dramatists are all welcome. Or, just come to listen – and be amazed by the breadth of talent we have on the Long Beach Peninsula!


July 8th – Cal Scott
Cal has a new album out and is bringing it to the Arts Center


July 22nd – Bob Soper and Elizabeth Nicholson
Modern and traditional Celtic music on harp, violin, and guitar.


August 5th Ara Lee with Chris Hayes
Blues and more from two of the best.


August 26th Rio Con Brio
Brazilian Choro – Carnival in January.


Sept 23rd John Batdorf
Folk-rock singer-songwriter, previously with hall-of-famers Batdorf and Rodney.


 October 7th Jeremy Wilson with Paul Brainard
A great singer-songwriter with one of the Northwest’s best pedal steel guitar players.


October 21st – Bre Gregg
Powerhouse jazz and blues singer.


November 4th  Groovy Wallpaper
Amazing multi-instrumentalists – cello, mandolin, guitar, percussion, glockenspiel, keyboards, drums, bongos, and more. Plus typewriter.


November 18th – Tom Grant and Shelley Rudolph
Two of the stars of the Northwest Jazz scene. Really can’t believe we have them!


December 2nd – Anna Tivel and Jeffrey Martin
Writers of songs both clever and very touching. Not to be missed.


December 16th – David Jacobs-Strain
A return engagement by one of the finest fingerstyle/slide guitarists we’ve seen,
and an incredible songwriter.