Music & Arts in the Valley


Call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 440-546-5998 after 2 p.m. the day of an event for up-to-date ticket availability and severe weather cancellations.


 
Mountain Heart will make its 5th appearance at Happy Days.

Mountain Heart will play the stage at Happy Days Lodge on Friday, January 22.

Image courtesy of Mountain Heart.

Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series Concerts
The Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series, presented by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, celebrates the cultural legacy of the Cuyahoga Valley. This series is made possible thanks to the generous support of Cable 9 Television and Cascade Auto Group..

Single concert admission: $17 adults, $12 Conservancy members, $5 children ages 3 - 12, unless otherwise noted. General seating. Create your own subscription series and enjoy any three Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series concerts for one low price! Three-concert series: $45 adults, $30 Conservancy members, $15 children ages 3 - 12. No cash refunds, but tickets may be exchanged up to 10 days before the concert. Advance sales available by calling 330-657-2909, option 4, or purchasing online at www.conservancyforcvnp.org.Click on Events for listings and registration links.

All concerts are held at Happy Days Lodge. Doors open at 7 p.m. and concerts begin at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

The Conservancy Canteen is returning for all concerts! The Conservancy Canteen, run by the chefs at the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers the opportunity to savor local flavors and fresh cuisine. Committed to high-quality ingredients from sustainable sources are thoughtfully crafted into top-notch versions of soups, snacks, and sweets you'll love. Menu items will be on sale when the doors open at 7 p.m.

View a video sample of a 2015 Heritage Concert Series show by Darlingside and Tall Heights. Video courtesy of Cable 9.

 
Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards will appear at Happy Days Lodge on January 16, 2016.

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards

Image Courtesy Laura Cortese.

Saturday, January 16
Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards
Schooled in lyrical folk rituals, this quartet's grooves alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Laura Cortese is well known in folk circles as a vocalist and fiddler who can warm people's hearts on a cold winter evening. The Dance Cards will pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to Cortese's poignant and powerful singing. Watching them in performance will give you the sense that they might snap their fiddle strings. This is post-folk that seriously rocks.

 
Image of the quintet Mountain Heart

Mountain Heart will appear on January 22.

Image courtesy Mountain Heart.

Friday, January 22
Mountain Heart

Mountain Heart has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music is presented and played. The quintet possesses superlative musicianship. As a result, members have appeared on the revered Grand Ole Opry stage over 130 times. With a new lineup, Mountain Heart is beyond excited for the journey ahead. Fee: (not subscription eligible) $23 adults, $18 Conservancy members, $7.50 children ages 3 –12.

 
Way Down Wanderers

Way Down Wanders

Saturday, February 6
Way Down Wanderers
The Way Down Wanderers draw audiences in with their energy, originality, and soulful generosity. The modern-folk Americana band has been performing and writing together for just over a year. They were named Chicago's Best Emerging Artist for 2014. Youthful and professionally trained, these five young men captivate with soaring instrumentals, foot-stomping sing-alongs, and a lively stage show.

 

Friday, February 12
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin
This unique group infuses modern and world rhythms with Irish, Acadian, French, and original songs.

 

Friday, February 19
Quebe Sisters
Texas-born sisters Hulda, Sophia, and Grace Quebe were preteens when they began winning multiple state and national championships. Over the last decade, the Quebes' have evolved from whiz-kid Western swing fiddlers to a smokin'-hot young adult Americana band. With three acclaimed albums, the Quebe Sisters are pros in a variety of genres and count many famous musicians among their biggest boosters.




 
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Ed Caner.

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Cuyahoga Valley House Concerts
Sundays, December 13, January 17, and February 21
Ed Caner has performed as a sideman for over 50 major acts. He is also a founding member of his own band, Hey Mavis. For our series, Ed invites different guest musicians to perform with him each month. Admission: $8 general public, $6 Conservancy members. Advance sales available by calling 330-657-2909, option 4, or purchasing online at www.conservancyforcvnp.org.Click on Events for listings and registration links. Hines Hill Conference Center, 7 p.m. Seating is limited. The facility is not wheelchair accessible.




 
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Contra Dance at the Boston Township Schoolhouse.

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Contra Dances
Thursday, December 10
Become part of a living tradition in Cuyahoga Valley—contra dancing. Caller Carol Kopp leads dancers through each dance while the band Hu$hmoney plays lively jigs, reels, and tunes. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. Fee: $6. Boston Township School House, 7 p.m. instruction, 8 - 10:30 p.m. dancing.




 

Lyceum Distinguished Speakers
Fostering fresh perspectives and lasting connections, Cuyahoga Valley Institute's Lyceum series presents in-depth and engaging content from experts in history, adventure, and the natural world. Admission: $6 adults, $3 children ages 3 - 12. General seating. Advance sales available by calling 330-657-2909, option 4. You may also register online at conservancyforcvnp.org. Click on Events for listings and registration links. On lecture days, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 440-546-5998 after 2 p.m. for up-to-date ticket availability and severe weather cancellations. All lectures are held at Happy Days Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.


Friday, January 29
Tim Krynak: Where Have All the Bats Gone?
Tim Krynak, Natural Resources Project Manager, Cleveland Metroparks, discusses the devastating environmental impacts of white-nose syndrome.

Friday, February 26
Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells: A Burning River No Longer
Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, Deputy Director of Watershed Programs, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, presents hot topics in water quality. Come early to chat with other experts and activists about solutions and how you can get involved.




 

Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society
Part of the Conservancy, CVPS sponsors monthly presentations by locally and nationally recognized photographers as well as workshops, photo walks, and an annual show. Free. For more information contact CVPS at info@cvps.org or the Conservancy at 330-657-2909.

Thursday, December 10
Holiday Party
CVPS provides pizza to celebrate the holiday season. Members are invited to bring additional snacks and beverages. Guests and new visitors are welcome. Free. Hines Hill Conference Center, 7 –9 p.m.

Thursday, January 21
Behind the Lens with Janet Macoska: 40 Years of Rock and Roll
Join us for an entertaining evening of classic rock and roll photos and behind-the-scenes stories with acclaimed photographer, Janet Macoska. Happy Days Lodge, 7 –9 p.m.

Thursday, February 18
Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society Members' Show
CVPS members are invited to bring up to three images to share. Professional photographers will be on hand to offer an optional critique. Free and open to the public. Happy Days Lodge, 7 - 9 p.m.





 

Locations:

Akron-Summit County Public Library (Main Branch)
60 South High Street, Akron 44326

Boston Township School House
1775 Main Street, northeast corner of SR 303 and Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264

Canal Corners Farm & Market
7243 Canal Road, at intersection with Tinkers Creek Road, Valley View 44125

Canal Exploration Center
7104 Canal Road, intersection of Canal and Hillside roads, Valley View 44125

Everett Covered Bridge
2370 Everett Road, 0.5 mile west of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264

G.A.R. Hall Museum
1785 Main Street, Peninsula 44264

Happy Days Lodge
500 West Streetsboro Road (SR 303), 1 mile west of SR 8, Peninsula 44264

Howe Meadow
4040 Riverview Road, 4 miles south of SR 303, Peninsula 44264

John S. Seiberling Gallery on the Hines Hill Campus
1403 West Hines Hill Road, Peninsula 44264

M.D. Garage
Adjacent to Boston Store Visitor Center, located at 1548 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264

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