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!

2022 Schedule

Although Covid case numbers are very low here, we’re continuing to hold our concerts out in our tent for the time being.
We’re still hoping to move back inside at some point, but if the last couple years have taught us anything, it’s not to make long-range plans.

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

Open Mic

Join us for a virtual open mic hosted by the Peninsula Arts Center every Friday evening.

The link will go live at 6:45 for sign-ups and we’ll have people play in the order in which they join the meeting.

Meeting ID: 791 596 7542

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 17th, 4PM – Jazz Singer Shelly Rudolph with guitarist Chance Hayden

One our favorite musical husband and wife duos is coming to the Arts Center.
SHELLY RUDOLPH is no stranger to Arts Center audiences, having appeared here with Tom Grant and with George Mitchell. A “robust and captivating vocalist” (Jazz Times), she has dazzled audience around the globe, including New York, Los Angeles, Japan, Korea, the West Indies, and Portland, which she now calls home.
Shelly has been singing, performing and composing for over twenty years. Her projects have embraced soul, jazz, blues, R&B, reggae and pop. Music has taken Shelly all over the United States and the world.
CHANCE HAYDEN is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, composer and producer.
Since his 2018 label debut, Get Somethin’, Hayden has stayed focused on his creative visions while maintaining a busy schedule of local residencies, regional tours and pick-up gigs. After all of those live shows were canceled at the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, Hayden quickly transitioned into more studio projects.
~ Seating is limited to 36 people ~
For reservations email events@peninsulaartscenter.org, call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets with the link below.

Saturday, August 20th, 4PM – Cal Scott’s new trio, Scott, Bailey, & Ross

Cal Scott, guitar, bought his first electric guitar in 1963 and started playing in a band with Bob and Dan. His family moved away from the Eastern Oregon town where all three grew up, and after college, he started playing in the Portland music scene. For more steady income, Cal worked at a Portland recording studio for a time in the 70s, and then started to write music for film and TV, scoring over 60s documentaries and specials for PBS. He continued to play and lead bands all along the way and met back up with Bob and Dan at a high school reunion in 2008. They’ve been playing together ever since.  The trio started writing songs together during the early days of the COVID lockdown, and as the songs grew in number, they decided to record and perform them.

Bob Bailey, bass, wanted to be a rock and roll star since he was 13… in 1963 when he first started to play with Cal and Dan. He went on to tour with a rock band in the early 1970s playing 5 hours and night, 6 nights a week and travelling on Sundays. One week after coming home with $1.70 he decided another option to pay the bills might be necessary, so he went to Med School and practiced medicine for nearly 30 years, all the while continuing to play bass on the side. A class reunion in 2008 brought Dan, Cal and Bob together and they’ve been playing music together ever since.

Dan Ross, drums, wanted to be a drummer as far back as he can remember. He bought his first drum set with paper route money and started playing with Bob and Cal when they were 13 (he says it was better than winning a trip to Disneyland). The band was short lived, but he kept playing whenever and wherever he could. He played the five-hours-a-night six-nights-a-week lounge circuit, weekends at city clubs and small-town bars, at two maximum security prisons, and almost every Elks and Eagles club in the northwest.  Like Bob and Cal, he needed another career to make a steady income, so he worked in the music retail business for over 40 years. In 2008, he reunited with Bob and Cal at a class reunion, and they’ve been playing ever since.

~ Seating is limited to 36 people ~
For reservations email events@peninsulaartscenter.org, call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets with the link below.

Wednesday, August 24th, 4PM – The best of acoustic blues w/Mary Flower, Doc Stein, and Spud Siegel

Mary Flower is an internationally known and award-winning picker, singer/songwriter and teacher. The Midwest native relocated from Denver to the vibrant Portland, Oregon music scene in in 2004. She continues to please crowds and critics at folk festivals, teaching seminars and concert stages domestically and abroad that include Merlefest, Kerrville, King Biscuit, Prairie Home Companion and the Vancouver Folk Festival, among many.

A finalist in 2000 and 2002 at the National Finger Picking Guitar Championship, a nominee in 2008, 2012 and 2016 for a Blues Foundation Blues Music Award, and many times a Cascade Blues Assn. Muddy Award winner, Flower embodies a luscious and lusty mix of rootsy, acoustic-blues guitar and vocal styles that span a number of idioms – from Piedmont to the Mississippi Delta, with stops in ragtime, swing, folk and hot jazz.

Flower’s 11 recordings, including her four for Memphis’ famed Yellow Dog Records — Bywater DanceInstrumental BreakdownBridges and Misery Loves Company — show a deep command of and love for folk and blues string music. For Flower, it’s never about re-creation. Her dedication to the art form is a vital contribution to America’s music.

Doc Stein, Hawaiian Steel Guitar, grew up on the east coast playing country and western swing, ragtime and blues on guitar, banjo and dobro. In 1985 he moved to the Portland area where he played in various bands including Retta and the Smart Fellas, Cactus Set-Up with Rebecca Kilgore and Fritz Richmonds Barbeque Orchestra. He has also toured with various bands while sailing the southern Caribbean and was a part of the Voice of Asia Festival in Kazakhstan, representing the USA in a swing trio.

Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Spud Siegel, mostly on his mandolin, provides musical entertainment of a variety of genres, including Bluegrass, Latin, Celtic, and a crowd-pleasing melange he likes to call Beachgrass. Based in Portland, Oregon, Spud and his cohorts have played virtually any type of venue and event — clubs, farmers’ markets, weddings, private parties, etc., in and around the Northwest region.

~ Seating is limited to 36 people ~
Reservations: email events@peninsulaartscenter.org or call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets at the link below:

Saturday, August 27th, 4PM – Northwest Blues Legend Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones – A Northwest Blues legend in a solo performance.
Portland, Oregon roots artist Lloyd Jones has recorded six critically acclaimed albums, toured internationally, and racked up dozens of major awards and accolades.
He’s a relentless road dog, hitting festival stages, Delbert’s annual Sandy Beaches Cruises, and clubs all across the land to enthusiastic crowds who can’t get enough of his swampy blues, his back-porch picking, his roadhouse two-beats, and old-school rhythm and blues.
Jones is a master of the soulful understatement, the raw growl, and the groove. From his roots in muddy Oregon soil, he’s forged a 30-plus-year career as an impassioned singer and fierce guitar slinger, a clever and soulful songwriter, a bandleader, record producer, and an almost strident torchbearer for all that’s true and good about America’s music.
What he does, he says, is “combine New Orleans rhythms, the simplicity of Memphis music, and the rawness of the blues, all for the 21st century. This music is not about louder and faster. It’s about time, meter, groove. I thought Muddy and Walter and those guys were pushing the envelope in their era. They were using effects, they were inventing their own sound. They were modern. I want to look at it in a contemporary way.” The gist is all the same – Lloyd Jones is the total package.
Lloyd has played with a who’s-who of the blues: Robert Cray sings his praises the way Sister Rosetta Tharpe sang gospel. Delbert McClinton won’t cruise the high seas without him. Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Joe Louis Walker and Coco Montoya saw fit to record his songs, and he’s toured with the likes of Earl King, Big Mama Thornton, Otis Clay, Etta James and scores of others.
~ Seating is limited to 36 people ~
Reservations: email events@peninsulaartscenter.org or call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets at the link below:

Wednesday, August 31st, 4PM – Singer/songwriter Kris Deelane

As a key figure in Portland’s Next Waltz (a tribute to The Band’s final show) Kris Deelane has graced local stages with the likes of Jenny Conlee-Drizos (Decemberists/Black Prairie), David Jacob-Strain, Ural Thomas (Ural Thomas and The Pain), Joe McMurrian, Christopher Worth (Worth/NIAYH) and Holcomb Waller to name but a few.
Creatively, Kris pulls from a diverse group of influences. She is a talented multi-instrumentalist with drums, bass, guitar, and keys in her musical quiver of arrows.
~ Seating is limited to 36 people ~
Reservations: email events@peninsulaartscenter.org or call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets at the link below: