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!
We’re currently allowed to have concerts at up to 50% of our capacity, so we’ve been holding our shows in our outdoor tent.
Watch for our emails, which will always have the latest info.
Join us for a virtual open mic hosted by the Peninsula Arts Center every Friday evening.
Meeting ID: 791 596 7542
Hope to see you there!
Bette Lu is also a prolific songwriter who has contributed extensively to the Oyster Crackers repertoire.
Christl is a talented and versatile harmony singer, as well as a guitarist and percussionist.
Wednesday, Dec. 22nd, 4PM: Obscure Yule Frippery with Kathryn Rose – Songs of the season from Medieval times to the present.
Kathryn performs folk music from both sides of the pond, with an emphasis on Ireland and even a dash of Gaeilge here and there. Her influences include Susan McKeown, Christy Moore, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Niamh Parsons, Dougie MacLean, Kate Rusby, Kat Eggleston, and more.
With her melodic voice, her love of world cultures and her attention to detail, she continues the tradition of Celtic folk music as an artist, a performer and an inspiration for peace and harmony in a complicated world. She and her husband live in somewhat peaceful harmony with their brood of hooligan cats.
Kathryn currently plays the guitar, but at various times in her life has had encounters with the piano, violin, lap harp, ukulele, and tin whistle. She has transitioned from a classical singing background into the folk world. Her favorite musical style is sean-nós, and she is working on her Gaeilge to perform more of these songs in the future.
Wednesday, Dec. 29th – 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 Dance, Instrumental Breakdown, Bridges 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.