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.

2023 Schedule

We resumed outdoor concerts this year as the weather improved this Spring. We’ll move our shows back inside for the Winter when it’s no longer comforatble to be outside.

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

Open Mic Every Friday

To accommodate both online and in-person preferences, the online portion of the weekly open mic will begin weekly at 5:00 PM, and the in-person part every other week at 7:00. Steve Frost will be hosting the online portion (thanks, Steve!).

The link for the on-line portion will go live at 4:45.

The Arts Center will open for the in-person portion at 6:30.

Meeting ID: 625 408 0029

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 4PM – The Acoustic Minds

Twins with mirror orangeThe Acoustic Minds last appeared at the Arts Center with Christopher Worth earlier this year and we were very impressed, so we’re bringing them back to present their own show.

Acoustic Minds is a duo comprised of twin sisters, Jenni and Amanda Price.

Jenni and Amanda Price began singing at a very young age, harmonizing with their father who was also a talented singer. They started focusing more on music in high school and began writing their own songs at the age of 14. With a strong work ethic, they saved up enough money to put out their first album at the age of 16.

Music has always been an important part of their lives, and they have continued to pursue their passion for music since then. Over the years, they have honed their craft and developed a unique sound that has been well-received by fans and critics alike.

The group’s creative process is centered around being near a body of water, preferably the Oregon Coast. They set up two studios in an Airbnb and write in both rooms, with the goal of producing one song per hour. If they like the song, they continue to work on it, but if not, they move on to the next. This process typically produces their most raw and authentic content.

Overall, Acoustic Minds, also known as The AM, is a talented and unique group that is pushing the boundaries of what soulful pop music can be. With their powerful harmonies, introspective lyrics, and commitment to social justice, they are a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of “Slip n Blush” and are excited to see what the future holds for this talented group.

~ Seating is limited to 36 people at each show ~

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

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Wednesday, Sept. 27th, 4PM – 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 links below.

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Saturday, October 7th, 4PM – Growing Older But Not Up: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett

Growing older but not up?

Then you’ll need to be at our tribute to Jimmy Buffett.

We’ll have local artists performing Jimmy Buffett’s songs, both popular and those that are seldom heard.

The show will be a benefit for the Long Beach Peninsula Acoustic Music Foundation.

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Wednesday, October 11th, 4PM – Kristin Grainger and Dan Wetzel

Singer-songwriter acoustic duo Kristen Grainger and Dan Wetzel’s performances resonate deeply with audiences listening for well-crafted songs, skillful instrumentation, and gorgeous vocals.

The alchemy of their interlocked voices with the warm, spare loveliness of Dan’s handmade guitar deliver the goods — that indescribable feeling that is part joy, part longing; a deliciously sweet ache haunting the darkest corridors of the heart.

Kristen continues to earn national recognition for her songwriting, most recently showcasing at SXSW on the USA Songwriting stage; winning Common Ground on the Hill’s Acoustic Roots songwriting contest and on Hope Rises II, a tribute to excellence in social change songwriting curated by Noel “Paul” Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary.  

Kristen was named, alongside Brandi Carlile and Dolly Parton, one of the Women Who Wrote Our 2020 Soundtrack by The Bluegrass Situation. She has won or been a finalist in national songwriting contests at Telluride Bluegrass FestivalWildflower, Merlefest, and Kerrville Folk Festival.

Before becoming a full-time musician, Kristen served as vice president of Willamette University and speechwriter for two Oregon governors.

An accomplished singer-songwriter who toured nationally as a solo artist, Dan Wetzel is also a luthier who handcrafts musical instruments, including those used in performance, that look and sound beautiful.

His superb skills as a vocalist and on guitar, both flat-pick and finger style, give True North’s songs their warm sound and driving groove.

For more than 20 years, Dan was CEO of Wetzel Homes, Inc., builders of gorgeous custom homes all over Oregon and beyond.

~ 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.

Click here for tickets