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.

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

Hope to see you there!


April 27th, 4PM: Brian O’Connor

In the words of Leonard Cohen, Brian is one those “born with a golden voice.”
He’s a songwriter, guitarist and singer who covers a wide range of musical styles. Having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area, he was exposed to everything that was happening in the 60’s. As a result, he often has trouble explaining himself.
~ 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.

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


May 4th, 4PM: Singer/songwriter Barbara Anne

Barbara Anne is a long-time songwriter and folksinger who’s now returning to the stage after taking some time off.
She uncovered a passion for music during the late 1960’s, when coffee houses and Folk music were all over the place. She bought a Martin guitar, learned to play it, started writing tunes and doing a few covers. She’s not put down my guitar since then.
After playing folk music and working as a single performer in Oregon and Washington area she graduated to lead singer in a country rock band. She’s now come full circle and is back playing her own music.
~ 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.

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


May 7th, 4PM: Singer/songwriter Casey Neill

Casey Neill is a songwriter and guitarist who tours extensively in the US, Japan, and Europe. He performs solo and with his band The Norway Rats, as well as being a member of indie-rock super group The Minus 5. Neill has a long history in the traditional folk world having worked with masters of Scots/Irish music such as Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham, and Martin Hayes.

He has performed throughout the world on stages such as New York’s Town Hall, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, and Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.
~ 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.

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


May 14th, 4PM: Pretty Gritty

Pretty Gritty might be another duo emerging from a sea of female/male acts as of late, but there is nothing typical about these two. Sarah and Blaine have cultivated a sound that is both timeless and classic, yet they still succeed in bringing something fresh to the table, pushing rootsy-Americana sounds into an edgy, alternative space. These two have carved out a reputation as a must-see live act.

Both members utilize their multi-instrumental skills to sing, play stringed instruments and hold down back-beats, all simultaneously for a truly engaging experience. But they are not simply just entertainers. It is their mesmerizing vocal harmonies and beautifully crafted songwriting that really tug at the heartstrings and earn them life-long fans.

~ 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.

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


Wednesday, May 18th, 4PM: Terry Robb

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.
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.
~ 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.

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


Wednesday, May 25th, 4PM: Fred Carter

Fred Carter can play almost any song you can name, and several you probably can’t. This will be a very entertaining evening.
~ 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.

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


May 28th, 4PM: The Ellen Whyte Trio

Grammy-nominated Ellen Whyte is known for her astonishing vocals, as she gracefully moves among genres from blues to jazz to funk and ballads.

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.
Gene Houck is a well-known bassist and vocalist, and frequently appears with JP and Ellen.
~ 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.

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


Wednesday, June 1st, 4PM: Celtic Singer Kathryn Rose

Kathryn Rose has one of the finest traditional Irish voices we’ve heard. And, she’s capable of delivering more modern songs in a voice like Joan Baez.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


June 4th, 4PM: Singer/songwriter Stephanie Schneiderman

Trying to pin down Stephanie Schneiderman to any one genre, talent or discipline is next to impossible. Whether pursuing her prolific work as a solo artist, playing drums for all-star roots pop act Swan Sovereign (formerly Dirty Martini), stepping on the stage in the musical The Full Monty, producing a wildly successful humanitarian concert series for refugees in Uganda (raising over $70k) as well as producing the soundtrack for 3 popular children’s DVD’s (selling more than 75,000 copies) Schneiderman is hands down one of the most diversely talented artists the Northwest has to offer.
Since her solo career began with a coveted spot in the Lilith Fair, Stephanie has earned extensive NW radio play, a devout following and multiple appearances with some of the nation’s top touring acts- including Aimee Mann, Hall & Oates, Heart, Train, Pat Benatar, Chicago, Madeleine Peyroux, Andy Summers, Marc Cohn and many more.
~ 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.

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


Wednesday, June 8th, 4PM: The Oyster Crackers
Peninsula favorites Bette Lu Krause, Christl Mack, Rita Smith, and Phyllis Taylor bring wonderful three-part harmony singing and cello accompaniment to the Arts Center
For reservations, email events@peninsulaartscenter.org, call Bill at 360 901 0962, or buy tickets with the link below.

June 11th, 4PM: John Stowell and Anandi

JOHN STOWELL began his successful career in the early 1970’s, later meeting bassist David Friesen in New York City with whom he formed a duo that recorded and toured prolifically for seven years, with performances in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
In 1983, John and David joined flutist Paul Horn and Paul’s son Robin Horn (on drums) for a historic tour of the Soviet Union. This was the first time in forty years that an American jazz group had been invited to play public performances in Russia.
John continues to tour, record and teach internationally. He has been Artist-In-Residence at schools in Germany, Indonesia, Argentina, and in the United States and Canada. John has been a contributing columnist for a number of magazines, including “Downbeat” and “Guitar Player.”
“Through the Listening Glass” with David Friesen chosen of the “Ten Best Jazz Albums of the Decade” by the Los Angeles Examiner
ANANDI GEFROH began her career as a singer-songwriter, recording three albums of original songs.
She holds a great reverence for jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughn and Carmen McRae and loves the challenge and moods of jazz. In doing so she has gathered around her some of the best of Portland’s jazz musicians such as pianist Randy Porter and guitarist John Stowell. Over the years Anandi has established a strong following in Portland, singing at the Rose Festival, appearing at the PDX Jazz Festival, Jimmy Mak’s, and producing her bi-annual concert at Classic Pianos.
~ 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.

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


June 18th, 4PM: Singer/songwriter James Low

James Low, one of the best songwriters in the Northwest’s Alt-Country scene, is returning to the Arts Center.
James started out in a one-stop-light town in Eastern Oregon that had a single AM radio station that went off the air every night at 6 pm. Following his father’s lead he starting writing songs, and after finishing school he escaped to New York, working in the kitchen at roots and blues club The Lone Star Roadhouse where he came under the sway of classic blues and country musicians like Rufus and Carla Thomas and Emmy Lou Harris.
~ 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.

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


June 25th, 4PM: Guitarist Carl Tosten

After years of eclectic listening and playing, he began to focus fully on the acoustic guitar, creating masterful acoustic fingerstyle compositions which combine alternate tunings, multiple capos, percussive body slaps and right-hand tapping. Known for his expressive and energetic guitar style, Tosten has been described as an “Acoustic One-Man Band.” His self-produced solo recordings combine his unique and expressive guitar style with his strong and soulful voice.

Carl has played with and or shared the stage with Lee Ritenour, Seymour Duncan, Stu Hamm, James Burton, Mike Stern, Nokie Edwards, and many others.

As an artist representative & traveling clinician for several major manufacturers — including Yamaha and Elixir Strings — Tosten has had the opportunity to perform and conduct workshops and product demonstrations throughout the US, Europe and New Zealand.

~ 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.

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


Wednesday, June 29th, 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 ~

 

 

 

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

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


Wednesday, July 13th, 4PM: Millionth Street

Bob and Janet Cantonwine are partners in life and in Music. They make their full-time home in Arizona but have fallen in love with the Long Beach Peninsula and have adopted it as their second home.
They have found a very welcoming and beautiful music community here and will bring to this show songs that feature rich vocal harmonies accompanied by Bob’s acoustic guitar style.
Performing an eclectic mix of covers and a couple of originals, Bob and Janet have been influenced by singer-songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Patti Griffin. Discovering a mutual love for all styles of music, they continue to work on building a solid niche of their own.
~ 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.

Concert Tickets (4PM – doors at 3:30)


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: