The Leo This Week

find the leo with borderThis week’s schedule is below, or you can click the link to view a Downloadable PDF of the Complete 2014-2015 Season as it’s booked so far.

This month’s schedule is here. 

November 23,  2014
Emcee: David Johnson
5:30 PM Open Jam: All welcome.
Celtic Jam: All welcome.

April Combs (our presenter at this summer’s KidSong) presents “Engaging a Young Audience.”
Free to members, $5 for non-members.

1ST SET (7PM) Stan Boric
Stan’s songs will captivate you and make you smile. Sit back and enjoy his stories and beautiful finger-style  guitar..
2ND SET (7:30PM) April Combs
April has toured the US and Europe extensively with her former band Arson Garden, performing a Peel Session and at Lalapalooza.  April’s song “Little Moon” has been featured in HBO’s hit show “True Blood.” April shares the stage with her favorite collaborator and husband,guitarist Michael Mann.

“April’s voice has a heartbreaking vulnerability but she can sing powerfully out into the world in a way that most vocalists can only dream of doing.” -Carrie Newcomer

3RD SET (8:15PM) Shiny & the Spoon 
“It’s such a heavenly array of bluegrass/folk/Americana music your ears won’t know what to do.” – Cincinnati.com

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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