Call the Cultural Arts Hotline at440-546-5998 after 2 p.m. the day of an event for up-to-date ticket availability and severe weather cancellations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, $6 Conservancy members. Advance sales available by calling 330-657-2909, option 4, or purchasing online at www.conservancyforcvnp.org.Click on Events for listings and registration links. Hines Hill Conference Center, 7 p.m. Seating is limited. The facility is not wheelchair accessible.
Contra Dances Thursday, December 10 Become part of a living tradition in Cuyahoga Valley—contra dancing. Caller Carol Kopp leads dancers through each dance while the band Hu$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 440-546-5998after 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 email@example.com 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.
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
(330) 657-2752 This information line is answered by staff at Boston Store Visitor Center. Core hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and hours may be extended during peak season. Boston Store Visitor Center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.