The Leo This Week

find the leo with borderThe Leo returns January 4, 2015,  

You can view a Downloadable PDF of the Complete 2014-2015 Season as it’s booked so far.

December 7, 2014
Emcee: Linda Eads
5:30 PM Open Jam: All welcome.

Celtic Jam: All welcome.

1ST SET (7PM) Open Mic
Three slots. 10 minutes or two songs, whichever comes first.
2ND SET (7:30PM) Peggy Welty
Peggy has opened for international guitarist / artist Adrian Legg, played the Grand Old Opry prior to high school graduation, taught guitar, and annoyed and entertained a variety of neighbors near the places she has lived. “…from Beethoven to Led Zeppelin, I love to play
it all!”
3RD SET (8:15PM) Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hilll Hustle
A four- piece Americana / Folk band that stirs traditional early American music in a contemporary foot-stomping pot.

December 14, 2014
Closed For Church Event

December 21, 2104
Closed for the Holiday Season

December 28, 2104
Closed for the Holiday Season


Artist, Musician Cindy Mayti Dies

The Cincinnati Arts Community recently lost an honored, respected member.

Artist and musician Cindy Mayti passed on at 7 p.m. on November 25. Cindy played important roles in Riley School community, the Irish-American community, the traditional music community, the Celtic art community, and her neighborhood communities. 

Cindy and her husband Stephen were founding members of the band Silver Arm more than 20 years ago. In addition, she was the founder and former artistic director of the Cincinnati Celtic Festival and founded the Little Town Fund charitable foundation.. She was also an internationally recognized painter whose Celtic-themed creations  appeared in galleries throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. She wrote and illustrated the children’s picture book Little Town of Spirals.

To honor Cindy, the Queen City Balladeers will host a memorial performance on January 25 at the Leo Coffeehouse

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either the Little Town Fund or The Irish Heritage Center.

ArtSong Support

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.

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