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 Peninsula Arts Center is a Fair Trade Music venue.

Take a tour of our Gallery of Past Concerts!


2021 Schedule

We’re currently allowed to have concerts at up to 50% of our capacity, which allows 25-30 people.
For the summer, we’ll be holding our shows in our outdoor tent (weather permitting).

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.

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

Hope to see you there!


June 26th, 2PM: Singer/Songwriter Kirk Hurd

Kirk is a dynamic and hugely entertaining performer.

Many on the Peninsula know him through his work as North Jetty Brewing’s Head Brewer.

He brings great original songs and covers of many favorite popular songs.

~ 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:

June 30th, 4PM: The Brothers Reed

With their comedic brotherly banter, impeccable harmonic expression, and widely varying influences, a Brothers Reed performance will have you reflecting on lost lives and lovers, laughing hysterically and leaving completely entertained.

The duo incorporates harmonica, percussion, into their live performances, soothing your soul with songs that are familiar yet original. Whether they are finger picking their way through a lamentable ballad or bringing you around full-speed with a barn-burning bluegrass number, The Brothers Reed are masters of their craft.

~ 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, July 7th, 2PM: Singer, Songwriter, and Storyteller Jon Lee

Jon is a native Northeasterner and a recent transplant to the Peninsula. He’s performed several years at the Fisher Poets Gathering, and has previously appeared at the Arts Center.

We’re very pleased to have Jon back to the Center once more.

~ 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:

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July 10th, 4PM: Singer/Songwriter Steve Frost

Steve Frost is a multi-talented singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He’s an in-demand player for other artists’ CDs, and also an accomplished watercolorist. His shows are lively, entertaining, and cover a lot of musical territory.

~ 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:

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July 17th, 4PM: Guitarist and Singer Ted Brainard with John Orr

Ted Brainard is one of the most accomplished musicians in our area, covering a wide repertoire of styles and genres.
He’ll be joined by John Orr, an amazing dobro player and guitarist.
~ 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:

July 24th, 4PM: Henry Curl and Chris Hayes (The Half Hearted) bring the whole band – Jonah 

These two veterans of the Portland music scene – Henry Curl and Chris Hayes – our familiar to our audiences as The Half Hearted. For this show, they’ve put their band “Jonah” back together for a show. Henry Curl is one of the best singers to be found around the Northwest, and Chris Hayes provides amazing guitar work.

If you like the sounds of U2, Simon and Garfunkel, and Roy Orbison, you’ll enjoy the Half Hearted.

~ 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, July 28th, 4PM: 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 36 people ~
Reservations: email events@peninsulaartscenter.org or call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets at the link below:

Saturday, July 31st, 4PM: JP Garau, Ellen Whyte, and Gene Houck

Jean-Pierre Garau enjoys an active artistic vocation playing piano, keyboards and singing among other music related endeavors. He’s performed as a soloist and with many acts over many years currently performing in various ensembles with singer Ellen Whyte and bassist/vocalist Gene Houck.
JP may be familiar to you from his part in the Bonnie Raitt Tribute concert and his appearance at the Arts Center.
Grammy-nominated Ellen Whyte is known for her astonishing vocals, as she gracefully moves among genres from blues to jazz to funk and ballads.
Gene Houck is a well-known bassist and vocalist, and frequently appears with JP and Ellen.
~ 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 7th, 4PM: Marv and Rindy Ross

Marv and Rindy Ross (Marv: guitar; Rindy: reeds/woodwinds) were the founders of Quarterflash, whose award-winning debut album on Geffen Records went platinum in 1982. Rindy has been singing Marv’s songs for over 20 years, and the couple received the Alumni Award of Excellence from Western Oregon University for their contributions to Oregon arts. The Rosses have toured with Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, and The Beach Boys. They founded The Trail Band in 1991, and have been touring as a duo for many years.
~ 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:
Ticket link coming soon.