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ArtSong For Friday, July 31

Cincinnati Art MuseumThe final ArtSong concert of the summer.  

Noah Wotherspoon & Jessi Bair
Mike Oberst
Greg Hines
The Jericho Old Time Band

Concerts start at 8 p.m. and end at 10. Doors open at 7 p.m. as we complete sound checks for the performers.

The venue is the Fath Auditorium in the Art Museum. Seating is limited, so it’s best to arrive early. There is plenty of free parking at the Art Museum.

Enter the museum at the Dewitt Entrance on the side of the building, not the main entrance.

You will not be allowed to bring food into the auditorium, and at this time we are not planning to make food available, so plan accordingly. For example, you could picnic in the park ahead of time, and then come to the museum for the show.

Parking for July 31 Concert

The art museum Art After Dark event called “Baseball and Beer” is set  Friday, July 31 from 5-9 P.M.   As part of it, the Tillers will be playing in the Great Hall from 6-8 P.M.  There will also be a Reds-themed photobooth, guided tours of the “Up at Bat: Warhol and Baseball” exhibit, local food trucks,  and beer tasting.  

Parking in the museum parking lot  for Art After Dark is free for museum members and $4.00 for non-members. ArtSong attendees will need to take a ticket to park at the museum or park off the grounds and walk to the museum.  The Art After Dark event ends at 9:00 p.m., so ArtSong attendees will not be required to pay for parking as they leave because the museum will be closed by the time the concert is over at 10:00 P.M.

Become an ArtSong Sponsor

The concerts are free and donations are welcomed to help offset the costs. We also invite you to consider sponsorship. 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

 Currently, we have thew following sponsors at the Guthrie level:

  • K. Boniface
  • Stan Boric
  • Trustway Properties

Of course, we also welcome any level of support, both financial and as a volunteer. 

To learn more or offer to become a sponsor, contact President Pete Armstrong or Vice-President Chris Bieri via the Contact Us page.

For the complete ArtSong schedule, click here. 


Win Yourself a Mini-Martin

PrintThe Queen City Balladeers is proud to announce that C.F. Martin & Co. has donated a Martin LXM guitar for us to raffle in support of ArtSong 2015!

This “Little” Martin is the company’s smallest guitar, but it’s very big on tone, quality and versatility. The LXM model features mahogany high-pressure laminate back and sides with a warm satin finish. It lists for $409 and is ideal for travel, beginning guitar students, and singing around the campfire!

LXM Little Matin

LXM Liittle Martin

Raffle ticket sales will continue at the ArtSong 2015 concerts. The winning ticket will be drawn at the last ArtSong concert on July 31, 2015.

C.F. Martin & Co. is known around the world for its fine instruments. The “C.F.” stands for Christian Frederick Martin, Sr., who was born in Germany in 1796. Apprenticed to a Viennese guitar-maker at age 15. C.F. emigrated to New York City in 1833, and later set up shop in Nazareth, PA. C.F.’s innovative designs are still being by the Martin Company used today!

Learn more about C.F. Martin & Co. and the LXM Lirttle Martin.


 ArtSong Support

Thank you, ArtsWave!

Arts WaveThe Queen City Balladeers is proud to announce that the ArtsWave has awarded our organization a grant in the amount of $2,000 to support our 2015 ArtSong Summer Concert Series! This is the QCB’s 51st year of summer concerts.

The ArtsWave’s mission is to be a leader and regional catalyst working to advance the vitality and vibrancy of Greater Cincinnati by mobilizing the creative energy of the entire community. (Learn more about ArtsWave.)


QCB Returning to Zion United Church in Norwood

Incoming QCB president Chuck Black recently announced that the Queen City Balladeers will return to our former home at Zion United Church of Christ, Indian Mound Ave. and Montgomery Rd in Norwood, starting at the beginning of the 2015-2016 season.

The opening night will be Sunday, September 13; that night will be a “Return to Zion Homecoming Celebration” with a pot-luck supper and a big song circle/jam. We will also have an introduction of the new board members, our special support team, and a few words about things that will be forthcoming in the new season. There will be no long and boring speeches!

Also, no music acts will be scheduled on that night. The regular Sunday night Leo schedule will resume the following week.


Queen City Balladeers Board

The 2015-2016 QCB Officers, voted in at the season ending potluck, are:

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

Officers for the 2014-2015,  who serve until September, are: 

  • 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.


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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