Summer Concerts On Hold – Return To Be Discussed


The Queen City Balladeers will not be presenting a summer concert series in 2016 – but it is possible the series or other concert involvement could return in the future.


The QCB board voted not to hold summer music concerts in Eden park this year. Volunteer fatigue and uncertainty about the number of available volunteers were key factors in the decision.


However, the board will hold discussions to consider the possibility of bringing back those concerts next year. Another possibility is to become involved with the 2017 Cincinnati Appalachian Festival.


All interested members should attend the QCB general retreat meeting May 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Zion Church, the home of the Leo Coffeehouse


The purpose of this retreat is to help chart the future of our organization. In addition, meetings to discuss the summer concerts will also be held in September when the next Leo Coffeehouse season begins.

May 1 at the Leo 

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The Leo Coffeehouse presents great roots music in a welcoming listening room every Sunday at  Zion United Church of Christ, at the intersection of Indian Mound Avenue. and Montgomery Road in Norwood.

Click here to open a downloadable PDF of the 2015-2016 season. 

May 1, 2016
Emcee:  Carol Cohn
5:30 PM Open Jam, Founders Hall. All welcome

Ukulele Jam, Upstairs Room To Be Decided

1ST SET (7PM) Open Mic
Three 10-minute sets.
2ND SET (7:30PM) Ky Myle
Ky Myle was born from the very soul of Eastern Kentucky and blends their sound with the influence of Country, Blues, Roots, and Rock. Sultry-voiced lead singer Pam Kelly and guitarist/singer Rick Kinman provide harmonies reminiscent of the great country duets of the past.
3RD SET (8:15PM) Emmylou Harris Tribute
Featuring Pam Temple (Wild Carrot), Pam Kinman (Ky Myle), and Lauren Schloemer (Hickory Robot) filling Emmylou’s big shoes on vocals. The Emmylou Harris
‘Cincinnati’ Hot band features Jim Pelz & Scott Carnder (both of Hickory Robot) and Rick Kinman (Ky Myle Band). They’ll be performing songs from Emmy’s early albums: Pieces of the Sky, Luxury Liner, and Elite Hotel.

QCB Board Election set for May 29

The election of Queen City Balladeers officers for the 2016-2017 season will occur at the year-end hootenanny on May 29.

Because there is a slate of officers with no opposition, this year’s board voted to use acclamation, which means asking for a show of hands from all members present at the hootenanny. If a majority vote in favor of the slate, those officers will be elected and we will forgo using paper ballots.

Four current officers are running for another term—Chuck Black (president), Spencer Funk (vice president), Jude Smith (recording secretary) and Dennis Iverson (historian/librarian). Bev Hansen (treasurer) has decided not to run again. Janice Alvarado is running for that position.

Any QCB member is welcome to run for any of the board positions. The the deadline for declaring your candidacy is Sunday, May 1. Members wishing to run should inform any current board member.

If other members run for a position, we will use ballots for the position that is contested.

Questions? Just ask any board member.

Other volunteers who help the Balladeers are:

  • Alana Johnson – Hospitality
  • Chris Bier – Emcee Coordinator and Financial Development
  • Al Peck – Sound
  • Miriam Stenson – Membership
  • Pam Temple and Spencer Funk – Booking
  • Eric Hansen – Webmaster
  • Connie Springer – Public Relations and Marketing
  • Open Position – Volunteer Coordinator

 If you wish to help with any of these teams, contact a board member or use the Contact Us page to reach out to the coordinator.

Queen City Balladeers Board

The 2015-2016 QCB Officers are:

  • President: Chuck Black
  • Vice-president: Spencer Funk
  • Treasurer: Bev Hansen
  • Historian: Dennis Iverson
  • Secretary: Jude Smith

The board is responsible for all financial decisions and for setting the direction for the Balladeers for the year in which the officers serve. The board year begins in September, with the opening of the club, and ends the following year when the club opens and a new board is installed.

Spread The Word About The Balladeers

You can be on the Balladeers “Street Team” and help spread the word about who we are and what we do. To learn more about helping to promote the Balladeers (with some links to information about using social media to promote anything) click Help Market the Queen City Balladeers.


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