The Leo This Week
You can also view a Downloadable PDF of the Complete 2014-2015 Season as it’s booked so far.
|January 25, 2015
Emcee: Tom Laskey
|5:30 PM||Open Jam: All welcome.
Celtic Jam: All welcome.
|1ST SET (7PM)||TransAtlantic Roots Band
TransAtlantic Roots Band is a mix of instrumentalists and vocalists that has an eclectic repertoire of acoustic, folk, old-time, and Celtic music.
|2ND SET (7:30PM)||Bear Medicine
“Fans of artists as varied as Comus, Led Zeppelin circa III, Kayo Dot, and Townes Van Zandt will be unable to resist the Aquarian Dream Music of this precocious and deeply psychedelic young band.” -Aquarium Drunkard
|3RD SET (8:15PM)||Cindy Mayti Tribute
Cindy Matyi and her husband Steve founded the Celtic band Silver Arm more than 20 years ago and entertained audiences throughout the region since. In addition, Cindy was the founder and artistic director of the Cincinnati Celtic Festival and an internationally known artist.
On November 25, 2014, Cindy passed on after a long illness.Please join us this evening to honor Cindy and her many contributions to the local Celtic and Arts scene in Cincinnati.
Do you want the ArtSong summer concert series to continue? If yes, then the Queen City Balladeers need your help to be able to continue the series in 2015, for its 51st year.
For many years, we could get the Seasongood Pavilion at no cost, so we did not need any support other than donations we received at the concerts. That is no longer the case. Several years ago the Cincinnati Parks Board started charging more than $2,000 rent for the series.
For a variety of reasons, we now hold the summer concerts in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Fath Auditorium. Costs include paying for the auditorium and for security at the museum, advertising, and food and gifts for the artists (who play for free.)
ArtSong 2014 was financed by grants from the ArtsWave and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, sponsorships by members and local businesses, the Deering banjo raffle, and hours of planning and labor by QCB volunteers. Continued financial support and increased volunteer participation are vital to continue the summer concert series!
You can support the summer concerts by becoming a sponsor. We offer four levels.
- The Seeger Level: $500 and above
- The Leadbelly Level: $250 to $499
- The Guthrie Level: $100 to $249
- The Stephen Foster Level: $50 to $99
Please contact Chris Bieri via the Contact Us page with your thoughts. We also welcome your suggestions about other projects the QCB could undertake instead of the concert series, such as outreach to schools.
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.
Queen City Balladeers Board For 2014-2015
Officers for the 2014-2015 Leo Season were elected at the season-ending potluck. This year’s board is:
- President: Pete Armstrong
- Vice-president: Chris Bieri
- Vice-president: Chuck Black
- Treasurer: Bev Hansen
- Historian: Dennis Iverson
- Secretary: Nonie Muller
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.