ArtSong: EdenSong in the Art Museum
Our 2013 summer concert series will be in the Fath Auditorium in the Art Museum. Seating is limited, so it’s best to arrive early. You will find 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 pass through a security desk on your way to the Fath Auditorium, just down the hall. To see a map that shows the location of the Dewitt Entrance, click here.
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.
Concerts start at 8 p.m. and end at 10. Doors will open at 7 p.m. as we complete sound checks for the performers.
As in the past, the concert is free. Donations are welcomed to help offset the costs.
We have some wonderful musicians scheduled for your enjoyment. The lineup is below, with acts listed in order of their scheduled performance. (Occasionally, we need to make changes to accommodate changes in the musicians’ schedules.)
Bob Kotz (contemporary folk/singer-songwriter)
Ellie Fabe (folk/singer-songwriter)
Calamity Rain (old time)
John Ford (blues)
Queen City Balladeers Elections
The elections of Queen City Balladeer officers was completed at the end of the season jam. Officers for the 2013-2014 Leo Coffeehouse season are:
- President – Pete Armstrong
- Vice President – Chris Beiri
- Treasurer – Bev Hansen
- Secretary – Miriam Stenson
- Historian – Chuck Black
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.
Summer Jam at Sharon Woods
For the past two summers, the Sunday song circle/jam session has continued through the summer at Sharon Woods, starting at 6 p.m. and ending when the park closed. They’ve been pretty much self-organized — that is, organized by the participants themselves. We hope they will continue again this year. If you are interested, leave a comment on the bulletin board.
The jammers meet near the Pavilion Grove Shelter, located at the Sharon Centre parking lot, which is the second drive on your left after you enter the park from Route 42. There is a playground and picnic area there as well.There is a $10 charge per car for an annual park sticker.
Click the thumbnail image to open or download a map of Sharon Woods with the Pavilion Grove Shelter highlighted.
Tell your friends and other musicians. Help spread the word.
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.
Recently, the Queen City Balladeers board of directors voted to simplify our membership offerings. We now offer just two types, each one value-priced at $20 for a full year. Our new memberships are:
- Individual with guest pass
- Household/family membership
In addition, we established a standardized membership year that starts on September 1 of each year and ends August 31. This will make it easier for both our membership chairman and our members to remember when it is time to renew.
The cost for new memberships varies based on the time of year.
- Anyone who joins between the opening Leo of the season and the end of December pays $20 for the current membership year.
- Anyone who joins between January 1 and the last Leo of the season pays $10 for the current membership year
- Anyone who joins during the summer – essentially, that means at EdenSong – pays $20 for the membership year that will start the next September.
The family membership covers all family members who share a residence, including students who have not yet graduated from college. The single membership with guest pass allows the member to bring in one guest to any evening at the Leo.
This policy went into effect February 10. In order to accommodate those that have already joined between January 1 and February 10, 2013 and paid $20, that membership will run through the end of the 2014 Leo season. In other words, those members get an additional four months of membership.
Even with these changes, we know that a Queen City Balladeer membership is an outstanding value.
If you are a former Balladeer now living away from the Cincinnati area so that membership doesn’t really make any sense — or if you are just feeling generous and are grateful for what we do — you can donate an amount of your choice.
Questions or comments? Use the Contact Us page to email the president.