Sharon Woods Jams

The annual Sharon Woods jams/song circles will start around 5:30 or 6 pm every Sunday during the summer. The jams take place in the picnic area near Pavilion Grove Shelter, located at the Sharon Center parking lot, which is the second drive on your left after you enter the park from Route 4.

The first jam is June 5.

Sharon Woods Jam Site

Sharon Woods Jam Site

To get to Sharon Woods, take I-275 to Sharonville (Route 42) exit then go south on Route 42/Lebanon Road to park entrance on left.

As described by Papa Joe Kretchmer:

“It’s very impromptu—we just show up with our instruments, find a table or a shelter (if it’s raining), and start jammin’.

We usually stop around 9-ish, or when it gets dark. The jam is very much like the pre-show jam at Leo, i.e., it’s a song circle where people take turns choosing a song. It could be something only they know, or a number that everyone can join in on. Sometimes we get a small audience from the other folks at the park.

It’s just fun—and that’s what keeps it going.

The first time you come to the park, you need to purchase a summer pass for $10 at the entrance. After that, you get a sticker to put on your windshield that indicates you’ve paid.”

Board Elections

A new slate of Queen City Balladeers officers for the 2016-2017 was approved l occur at the year-end hootenanny. 

The new board’s term will begin when the Leo re-opens in September. New officer’s are: 

  • President – Chuck Black
  • Vice-president –  Spencer Funk
  • Recording Secretary – Jude Smith –
  • Historian/Librarian – Dennis Iverson
  • Treasurer – Janice Alvarado 

Other volunteers who help the Balladeers are:

  • Alana Johnson – Hospitality
  • Chris Bier – Emcee Coordinator and Financial Development
  • Al Peck – Sound
  • Miriam Stenson – Membership
  • Pam Temple and Spencer Funk – Booking
  • Eric Hansen – Webmaster
  • Open Position –  Public Relations and Marketing
  • Open Position – Volunteer Coordinator

 If you wish to help with any of these teams, contact a board member or use the Contact Us page to reach out to the coordinator.

find the leoThe Leo Coffeehouse presents great roots music in a welcoming listening room every Sunday at  Zion United Church of Christ, at the intersection of Indian Mound Avenue. and Montgomery Road in Norwood.

Click here to open a downloadable PDF of the 2015-2016 season. 

Queen City Balladeers Board

The 2015-2016 QCB Officers are:

  • President: Chuck Black
  • Vice-president: Spencer Funk
  • Treasurer: Bev Hansen
  • Historian: Dennis Iverson
  • Secretary: Jude Smith

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.

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.


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