July 25 ArtSong Parking

This Friday the Art Museum is hosting Art After Dark and will charge $4 to park in a museum lot.  Art museum members can have their parking stubs validated or you can park for free outside the museum’s lot and walk to ArtSong.

The Art After Dark theme is “Ooh La La!,” a Parisian party with performances from 6 to 8 p.m. by The Faux Frenchmen and Madame Gigi’s Outrageous French Cancan Dancers, as well as tours of the Art Museum’s French collection from 6:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Our advice: Come early, listen to the Faux Frenchmen, see Cancan dancers, and then settle back for ArtSong.

QCB In the Summer Time

Our summer programs – ArtSong and KidSong – are receiving excellent support.

Add your name to the list. Become a sponsor at one of 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

Sponsors contributing $100 or more will be listed in the concert program each week if they choose. The QCB Board of Officers has pooled resources and is making the first donation at the Seeger Level.

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Summer Jam at Sharon Woods

For the past few 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. You must have faith and believe. Be there at six or so next Sunday (June 1) and others will be there, too.

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 above 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.

If you want to do any organizing, leave a comment on the Bulletin Board and/or Facebook Page.

Banjo Raffle Continues at ArtSong

IMG_0091The Deering Banjo Company of California (the only American banjo company) has donated a Goodtime™ Openback banjo to the Queen City Balladeers to help fund ArtSong, the Balladeers’ summer concert series.

The Balladeers will raffle off the Goodtime Banjo (a $500 retail value) starting April 27 at the Leo and then throughout the summer concert series. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The winner will be announced at the final summer concert.

The banjo pictured on this page is the one that we will be raffling off.It is signed by Greg and Janet Deering, the owners and manufacturers..

About The Grant Organizations

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Greater Cincinnati Foundation LogoThe Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s  Summertime Kids grants provide support for programs that are enriching and fun for children during the summer months. Grants are available to nonprofit organizations that are working with the young people of our community.

Founded in 1963, the GCF makes grants and provides leadership in: arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environment, health, and human services.  The foundation serves an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.  Learn more about the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s mission and the Summertime Kids grant program here.


Arts Wave

ArtsWave began as the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts in 1927, founded by Mr. & Mrs. Charles P. and Anna Sinton Taft.  In 1949, the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts established the Fine Arts Fund as an annual, community-wide campaign in support of local arts organizations.

In 1978, the Fund expanded its support of Cincinnati’s artistic community to establish a “Projects Pool” to provide special one-time grants to smaller arts organizations in the region.  The grant awarded to the QCB is from that pool.

The Fine Arts Fund — now known as ArtsWave — has transformed its structure, goals, strategies, and name to meet a new mission: 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.

Mt. Healthy Festival Seeking Musicians

Celebrate Mt. Healthy, an annual fall festival, is looking for musicians. The organization in charge is needs enough musicians for three locations that would provide music all day. The date of the festival is Saturday, September 13, 2014.

Anyone interested please contact Sandy Young at Skyoung513 (at)yahoo.com or R. Rissel at Rrissel(at)mthealthy.org

(In order to avoid spam, we have modified the emails. You will have to change the (at) into an @

Get the Cool Gear Now

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Buy cool Queen City Balladeers merchandise — hats and shirts — embroidered with the QCB logo for you and all your friends.

Start your shopping spree here.

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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