The Balladeers on Local Television

CET recorded last year’s 50th anniversary concert and recently supplied us with air dates and times. The concert can  be seen on CET Arts, Channel 48.3.  The first airing is on 11/8 at 8 pm.  It will then repeat 11/9 at 8 am, 11/9 a 5 pm, 11/10 at 11 am, 11/10 at 3 pm, and 11/11 at 9 am. 

The Leo This Week

The Leo Season has launched. This week’s schedule is below, or you can click the link to view a Downloadable PDF of the 2014-2015 Season as it’s booked so far.

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October 26, 2014
Emcee: Carol Cohn
5:30 PM Open Jam All welcome.
Celtic Jam All welcome.
Workshop Ricky Nye will teach how to play right hand chords and left-hand bass notes in a simple fashion on the piano.  Players of all abilities welcome. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
1ST SET (7PM) Stephanie Spanja
Steph Spanja is returning to Leo with a new batch of folk/pop originals. Her older stuff can be found on ReverbNation.
2ND SET (7:30PM) Jamon Zeiler
A Leo fave returns.
3RD SET (8:15PM) Ricky Nye
Cincy’s premier Boogie-Woogie and Blues Pianist

ArtSong Support

Do you want the ArtSong summer concert series to continue?  If yes, then the Queen City Balladeers need your help to decide whether to present 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. However, several years ago the Cincinnati Parks Board started charging us rent.

For a variety of reasons, we now hold the summer concerts in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Fath Auditorium.  We now pay for the Fath Auditorium, and for security, advertising, and food & 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 also 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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