Just Like Movie Hillbillies, People Will Play Music on Their Porches




Perhaps the success of the first Porchfest this past summer in Cleveland’s Larchmere neighborhood has inspired others to replicate the engaging, low-key, casual music event.

The village of Peninsula is staging its first Music on the Porches event from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. tomorrow. Music will take place not only on house porches and patios, but also inside tents and in and around local business all day at 14 different venues so far — and more are being added.

Naturally, most of the music will tend toward the folksy and rootsy, with acts like the Galgozy/Zeleny Duo playing original and traditional folk/blues songs from 2-4 p.m. at Elements Gallery (1619 W. Mill St., 330.657.2788, elementsgallerypeninsula.com), Tina Bergmann playing Celtic and old-time music on hammered dulcimer at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula railroad depot (cvsr.com) from noon-2 p.m. and Lawson-Hilary & Eric Everson doing traditional Irish music at Heritage Farms (6050 Riverview Rd., 330.657.2330, heritagefarms.com) at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

But the roster includes everything from Peninsula resident Greg Canda playing his own compositions on the porch of the Downtown Emporium (1595 Main St., 330.657.2778) from 1-3 p.m. to Hazel Broughton giving a workout to the 1889 Estes Pump Organ at the Bronson Memorial Church (1712 Main St., 330.657.2211, bronsonchurch.com) to the Cool Breeze Trio offering jazz from noon-4 p.m. at Ohio Hardwood Furniture (1663 Main St., 330.657.2094).

There’ll be dancing, storytelling, pumpkin carving and other attractions too.

Look for a full lineup at explorepeninsula.com. The event is free. —Anastasia Pantsios

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