The Leo This Week
You can also view a Downloadable PDF of the Complete 2014-2015 Season as it’s booked so far.
|March 1, 2015
Emcee: Scott Nutter
|5:30 PM||Open Jam: All welcome.
Celtic Jam: All welcome.
|1ST SET (7PM)||Open Mic
Three ten-minute sets.
|2ND SET (7:30PM)||Kris Brown
Kris’s curious acid folk is fueled by great guitar playing, strange tunings, and far out images. Kris released “Looking for my Zero” on the heels of 2013 and spent 2014 writing tunes in different cities while logging nearly 30,000 miles on the road. Kris has played with Arlo Guthrie, Ruthie Foster, Birds of Chicago, and many others. A Leo debut.
|3RD SET (8:15PM)||Steve Bonafel and One Iota
Seve Bonafel and One Iota is a Bluegrass band that performs mostly original material around the Greater Cincinnati area. The band formed in 2001 and has
enjoyed success locally and on the road with radio and live performances, including the Queen City Balladeers 50th anniversary concert broadcast on PBS affiliate WCET 48.
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.