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The Queen City Balladeers runs the Leo Coffeehouse as a Sunday night open jam and concert, with occasional songwriters groups and open-mic nights; it's a caffeinated listening room, steeped in Americana music. The open jam starts at 5:30, followed by concerts starting at 7:00, every Sunday, September through May, currently held at the Zion United Church of Christ in Norwood, 2301 Indian Mound Avenue, Norwood, OH 45212....Stop by with your instrument, your voice, or just your ears.

Leo Coffeehouse Schedule:

All Leo Coffeehouse evenings begin with the following activities from 5:30PM to 6:45PM: (Unless otherwise posted)

• Every Sunday of the month: Open Jam in the Main Hall

• First Sundays of the month: Ukulele Jam upstairs

• Second Sundays: Song Writers Collaborative upstairs

• Third Sundays: Sing Along 3-5:00PM; Celtic Session upstairs at 5:30PM

• Fourth Sundays: Old-Time Music Jam upstairs

Every Sunday, scheduled performers take the Leo stage from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.

Note: Free Outdoor Summer Acoustic Jams

Feel free to join some of our members at their weekly outdoor acoustic jam on Sunday evenings in Sharon Woods. These summer jams are not a Queen City Balladeers event, but we support acoustic music and so want the public to know about these:

Summer Outdoor Acoustic Jams at Sharon Woods (5:30 – dusk). Jam outdoors at Sharon Woods on Sunday evenings from the first Sunday of June through the first Sunday of September, and are free and open to the public. Look for musicians at a picnic table (they do not reserve an area) near the Sharon Centre – enter from Route 42.

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Zion United Church of Christ

5:30 – 6:45 PM: Weekly: Open Jam Founders Hall (downstairs) and 7:00 – 9:00 upstairs . Anything goes in this song circle. Participants bring songs to lead in the circle, while the rest provide backup and harmony, and an occasional lead. This jam continues upstairs during the concert for those who just can’t get enough jammin’! 5:30 – 6:45 PM: Fourth Sunday: Old Time Country Jam Come join us in playing early roots country and related music, such as Jimmy Rogers, Bob WIlls, Patsy Cline, Delmore Brothers, and The Carter Family. The jam will include songs from the early 1900’s through the Folk Revival of the mid 1960’s. 7:00 PM (1st set): Larry Jett & Spencer Funk Larry and Spencer met through the QCB and join forces tonight on favorite songs by the likes of Kevin Welch, Robert Earl Keen and more! 7 :30 PM (2nd set): Wild Carrot Trio Treat yourself to an evening of Americana music from Blues to Bluegrass, Country to Celtic, American Songbook standards to Award-winning original songs all delivered with a fine sense of musicality and harmony. 8:00 PM: Coffee break 8:15 PM (3rd set): White Line Fever White Line Fever is acoustic blues and bluegrass music, with one foot rooted in the Appalachian foothills and the other in the Mississippi delta. The band plays Ohio River Valley roots music, plus a barn burning bluegrass eclectic collective.

Leo Coffeehouse/Queen City Balladeers

Zion United Church of Christ

5:30 – 6:45 PM: Weekly-Open Jam Founders Hall downstairs and 7:00 – 9:00 upstairs . Anything goes in this song circle. Participants bring songs to lead in the circle, while the rest provide backup and harmony, and an occasional lead. This jam continues upstairs during the concert for those who just can’t get enough jammin’! 7:00 PM (1st set): Open Mic three 10-minute slots. 7 :30 PM (2nd set): Warren & Judy Waldron Come hear some great old-time music! 8:00 PM: Coffee break 8:15 PM (3rd set): Butch Ross Chattanooga multi-instrumentalist and mountain dulcimer maestro Butch Ross has tackled everything from Radiohead to Bach and come away with a renewed appreciation for what the humble dulcimer is capable of. No genre is off-limits, nor is there a limit to what Ross has envisioned for this specific instrument. http://www.butchross.com

Leo Coffeehouse/Queen City Balladeers

Zion United Church of Christ

5:30 – 6:45 PM: Weekly-Open Jam Founders Hall (downstairs) and (7:00 – 9:00) upstairs . Anything goes in this song circle. Participants bring songs to lead in the circle, while the rest provide backup and harmony, and an occasional lead. This jam continues upstairs during the concert for those who just can’t get enough jammin’! 5:30 – 6:45 PM: Ukelele Jam Upstairs room. All welcome.

Leo Coffeehouse/Queen City Balladeers

Zion United Church of Christ

5:30-9:00 ALL NIGHT OPEN MIC! In Founders' Hall COME RAISE YOUR VOICE IN HONOR OF MOM “My kids call it “yelling” when I raise my voice. I call it motivational speaking for the selective listener.” – Mother

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Zion United Church of Christ

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