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.

The Irish-American band Solas has been performing for twenty years.

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 Cascade Auto Group, Ohio Arts Council, and Cable 9 Television.

Single concert admission: $20 adults, $15 Conservancy members, $5 children ages 3 - 12, unless otherwise noted. General seating. 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 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.

View a video sample of a Heritage Concert Series show at Happy Days Lodge by Darlingside and Tall Heights. Video courtesy of Cable 9.


Friday, February 10
Mountain Heart
Mountain Heart or members have been nominated for Grammy’s, ACM, CMA awards. The band has also been nominated for and won multiple IBMA's and have appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess of 130 times.

Mountain Heart's musical virtuosity, unmatched energy, and a keen sense of entertainment dynamics have helped them to forge a highly unique sound and stage show which appeals to an ever-growing variety of musical tastes. From large outdoor Folk, Americana, and Bluegrass festivals, to sold-out shows opening for Southern Rock icons like The Marshall Tucker Band, The Tedeshi Trucks Band or Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mountain Heart always makes an undeniable connection with an audience. This rare combination makes Mountain Heart one of the more versatile musical acts ever assembled. $25 adults, $20 Conservancy members, $7.50 children ages 3 - 12.

Americana songwriters and Virginia natives Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are collectively known as The Honey Dewdrops.
The Honey Dewdrops will take the stage at Happy Days Lodge on Saturday, February 18.

Courtesy Trisha Bunce

Saturday, February 18
The Honey Dewdrops
Winners of the 2008 A Prairie Home Companion’s talent show, this husband and wife duo performs fresh, original songs. Traditional Appalachian influences mix with contemporary styles for powerful new music.

Listen to The Honey Dewdrops music samples here.
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Ed Caner.


Cuyahoga Valley House Concerts
Sundays, January 22 and February 19

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 on Events for listings and registration links. Hines Hill Conference Center, 7 p.m. Seating is limited. The facility is not wheelchair accessible.


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 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.

Details will be listed as they become available. Series is traditionally hosted January through May.


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 or the Conservancy at 330-657-2909.

September 15, 2016
Steve Perry: Secrets to Stunning Wildlife Photography
Are you ready to take your wildlife photos to the next level? Then join award-winning nature photographer Steve Perry as he presents countless tips and tricks that will help you get those incredible wildlife shots you've always wanted. From the most effective techniques for capturing dramatic images to gear recommendations for every budget, this is a presentation you won't want to miss.

October 20, 2016
Tim Cooper: Mastering Landscape Photography
Creating great landscape photographs is more than just "f8 and be there." A synergy of light, composition, timing and position are all necessary to interpret the powerful beauty of the natural world. Join professional photographer and author Tim Cooper as he guides you through the most important considerations of creating meaningful landscapes. Topics include:
White balance
Proper use of a polarizing filter
Depth of field
Camera position and its effect on composition
Choosing the best lens for the scene.
Using the right light
Correct exposures for HDR photography

November 17, 2016
Annual Photo Contest Awards
Join other CVPS members for an enjoyable evening reviewing all the entries for the 2015 annual photo contest. Judging results will be announced, including the Tim Thomas "Best of Show" award. All contest entries will be exhibited on the Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society website. See Photo Contest page for details.

December 8, 2016
CVPS Holiday Party
Enjoy a festive evening of food and socializing with fellow CVPS members as we celebrate the holiday season and another year of great images.Note: This event is at Hines Hill Conference Center.



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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