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LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS SCHEDULE
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT

We feature live concerts by an eclectic line-up of singers and musicians, as well as other special events.

Check our schedule below for upcoming concerts and other special events.

2017
  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April

 

  1. May


Performances are 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
No charge, but contributing to performers' "tip jar" is appreciated!



JANUARY

1/27 Kurt on Piano

13 year old College Hill resident, Kurt Schellingerhout, is back at College Hill Coffee Company playing some of the classics you love, show tunes from Irving Berlin that will get you singing, a few jazz pieces, as well as one or two Beatles songs. Kurt, plays well beyond his years, especially when he plays pieces from the romantic period. Come and enjoy some show stoppers from Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Liszt, and his favorite Debussy. He's also been working on to get his playing up to par on his guitar, bass, and ukulele. Come and check it out! 

1/28 Wild Carrot

Wild Carrot returns! Wild Carrot is Pam Temple (vocals, guitar, concertina) and Spencer Funk (vocals, guitar, mandolin). This duo brings joy and energy to their unique mix of American Roots music, touching on Bluegrass, Country, swinging Jazz, Modern Folk and Celtic music. Great energy, great harmonies and great connection with an audience. Don't miss it!

http://www.wildcarrot.net/

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FEBRUARY

2/3 Ricky Nye

It's Piano Night! Ricky Nye is back! 7:30-9:30pm!
Traditional blues, boogie woogie, and classic New Orleans jazz and R&B all come flying from the fingers of Cincinnati, OH pianist and vocalist RICKY NYE. The driving force behind the annual BLUES & BOOGIE PIANO SUMMIT held in Greater Cincinnati since 1999, Ricky has been inducted into the International Boogie Woogie Hall Of Fame, voted "Blues Artist Of The Year 2013 & 2014" in Cincinnati's CEA Awards, and "Best Local Musician" by CityBeat Magazine's "Best Of Cincinnati 2013 & 2014" reader's poll.

http://www.rickynye.com/

 

2/4 Raison Detre’

Three women who know their reason for being are coming to share their pure Kentucky blend (as in vocal.) RAISON D'ETRE, the award-winning folk trio from Northern Kentucky, will add a little jive to your java as they perform original tunes, a cappella swing, and covers of songwriters like Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Jesse Winchester, and Dolly Parton. Their sound has been described by CITYBEAT as "some of the best three-part harmony singing you'll likely ever hear." Violet Rae, Vickie and Roberta back themselves on guitar, banjo, keyboard, and six-string mandolin for an evening of swinging country folk.

http://raison3.com/

 

2/10 New Brew

New Brew - new group in a return performance! New Brew is an acoustic, "power trio" consisting of guitarists Mike Biere and Glenn Wegryn, and drummer Rick Boyer. They include songs with bass, ukulele, mandolin, 12-stiring, and harmonica. Their core repertoire consists of popular 'oldies' as well as more recent songs that fit the mood and setting. Folks often find themselves singing along with many of their favorite tunes as well as interacting with the band. Check it out!

 

2/11 Dave Hawkins

 Our own Dave Hawkins returns - and he might bring a musical friend (or two) with him! Dave Hawkins, College Hill icon and a Cincinnati singer, songwriter and Nashville recording artist --enjoy this return engagement from a College Hill boy made good who sings from the heart, and does it like no other. On stage with Dave tonight lead guitar is an old band mate, Phil Auer, in from Columbus - and fingers still crossed that a surprise fantastic upright bassist will make is a trio. Don't miss this one!

https://www.reverbnation.com/davehawkins

2/17 Rick Endres and Laura Langland

 

2/18 Kim and Dee

 Kim and Dee in a return engagement!  Singing since the age of 4, Kim's musical roots are drawn from generations of musicians. She is a multifaceted, self- taught performer who plays a variety of instruments and her captivating voice always attracts a crowd. She has played with bands around greater Cincinnati and was invited to sing at the historic Ryman Auditorium, home to the Grand Ole Opry. As a songwriter, she has had multiple songs place in the Billboard Music International Songwriting competition. Kim released a CD called "Ready" in 2008. Deanna was inspired by big band classics, gospel and choral music. She shared her musical talents in show choirs and singing to her grandmother's clients at the family beauty salon. Her ear for harmonies led her to the nationally recognized Muse Cincinnati's Women's Choir, earning a coveted spot against strong competition. During her time with Muse, she was part of the release of one of their many CD's, "Growing Into Our Roots". A few years ago Deanna and Kim came together at an impromptu jam session and the sweet blend of their voices couldn't be confined. And so was born, "Kim and Dee". With Kim's soulful melodies and Deanna's harmonies, they desire to share their love of music with listeners, with heart gripping melodies from Billy Joel, Sarah McLachlan, Brandi Carlisle, Imagine Dragons and the Eagles, just to name a few.

 

2/14 Full Moon Ranch

Full Moon Ranch returns! Seasoned folk artist, Spencer Funk, brought together Jody Knoop & Ed Stapleton to form Full Moon Ranch. The Cincinnati trio blends voices and instruments in a mix of Americana & folk covers and originals.

 

2/25 MaCrow and The Lady Slippers

Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers are back! Local bluegrass legend Ma Crow and her new band, the Lady Slippers (all-female - did you guess?) are here in a return performance. The lady Slippers are Trin Emig on banjo and mandolin, Margie Drees on fiddle and vocals, Vicki Abbott on standup bass and vocals and Ma Crow on acoustic guitar and vocals. Come hear great harmonies, sweet voices and talent that has been nominated for multiple Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and won a Cammy (Cincy version of grammy).  http://macrowmusic.com/


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MARCH

3/3 Ellie Fabe

Ellie Fabe is a singer/songwriter living in Cincinnati, Ohio. She performs at the Leo Coffeehouse and at the Rohs Street Café where someone called her a mind-blowing lyricist, which she liked very much. She recently played the Singer/Songwriter Session at The Bitter End in NYC and is now recording new songs!

 

3/4 One Man Jazz Band  for return engagement

Blue Night Jazz Band plays jazz standards from the 40s to the 70s. Our core band is a quintet consisting of drums, upright bass, piano, trumpet, and sax. We are best known as an instrumental jazz band, however, we have talented vocalists also available upon request. Each member of our group has been playing for 20+ years. https://www.facebook.com/BlueNightJazzBand

 

3/10 Venicia K

Venicia K is a 17 year old singer/songwriter who has been playing guitar and writing original songs since the age of 12. At the age of 15 she began playing the ukulele as well. Her lyrics are deeply personal, raw, and always honest. She uses songwriting as a way to process life and emotions and hopes her music can do the same for you. 

 

3/11 Bromwell Diehl

BDB formed in the late '90s when songwriter Paul Bromwell asked vocalist Elaine Diehl to sing a demo of a few of his new tunes. The pair clicked immediately and invited Paul's drumming buddy, Mark Tipton, to join them on percussion, and Jan Diehl to play bass and sax. BDB has appeared at Seasongood Pavilion, Piatt Park, Borders Music and Books, Allyn's The Barrelhouse, Summerfair, Jammin' on Main and the Lilith Fair. The band was nominated for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award in November, 2000.

 

3/17 Susan Grey and Friends

Singer-songwriter Susan Gray plays guitar and sings with a sound that features her original work, highlighting her personal, heartfelt lyrics and a rich, full voice in a soulful country/folk blend. She also belts out covers ranging from Brandi Carlile to Indigo Girls to Guns n Roses. She will often invite musician friends to sing a set or two with her during her performances.

 

3/18 Chris Collier

One of Cincinnati's most critically lauded folk-singer songwriters, Collier's music is a testament to good songwriting unafraid of being nakedly introspective and heart touchingly pure and real. Besides releasing several CDs to a praiseful local press, Chris received a 2006 Cincinnati Entertainment Award nomination for Best Singer-Songwriter; and in 2002 a CAMMY Award for Best Folk Vocalist, as well as nomination for Best Singer-Songwriter at the 1998 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. She has also received 3 CAMMY nominations for Best Folk Vocalist.

 

3/24 Anna Moderwell and the Deeper Well

Anna belts them out with dad Milovan and hubby Luke playing backup guitar. Enjoy their performance of new, classic, blues, rock and country! They've performed at the Queen City Balladeers concerts and other local festivals and concerts and a variety of other venues. She's got a voice that will blow you away! Total talent with acoustic guitar and vocal pop/folk music. Anna is a big favorite at College Hill Coffee Co. - be here and you'll see why!

 

3/25 Steve Leigh Solo

Steve Leigh (vocals, bass, and guitar) performs an entertaining, acoustic mix of songs both old and newer, as well as a few original tunes. Steve has been playing in the Cincinnati area since the '70s in such bands as Bluestone Ivory, Stage Door Johnny, and 99iQ.

 

3/31 Ricky Nye

It's Piano Night! Ricky Nye is back! 7:30-9:30pm!
Traditional blues, boogie woogie, and classic New Orleans jazz and R&B all come flying from the fingers of Cincinnati, OH pianist and vocalist RICKY NYE. The driving force behind the annual BLUES & BOOGIE PIANO SUMMIT held in Greater Cincinnati since 1999, Ricky has been inducted into the International Boogie Woogie Hall Of Fame, voted "Blues Artist Of The Year 2013 & 2014" in Cincinnati's CEA Awards, and "Best Local Musician" by CityBeat Magazine's "Best Of Cincinnati 2013 & 2014" reader's poll.

http://www.rickynye.com/


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APRIL

4/1 Craig and Frank 

4/7 Ripple Effect

This band was was formed when the group formerly known as Tom & Larry invited Joe to sit in at a few gigs to add some sweet violin to their acoustic sound. Their unique acoustic interpretations of an eclectic assortment of music, combined with an entertaining rapport with their audience, makes for an enjoyable show. They are as comfortable playing Emerson, Lake and Palmer and the Grateful Dead as they are playing English folk tunes and traditional mountain Gospel songs. Throw in some Beatles, Zeppelin and Johnny Cash, and you can expect an enjoyable musical trip through time.

 

4/8 Kim and Dee

 Kim and Dee in a return engagement!  Singing since the age of 4, Kim's musical roots are drawn from generations of musicians. She is a multifaceted, self- taught performer who plays a variety of instruments and her captivating voice always attracts a crowd. She has played with bands around greater Cincinnati and was invited to sing at the historic Ryman Auditorium, home to the Grand Ole Opry. As a songwriter, she has had multiple songs place in the Billboard Music International Songwriting competition. Kim released a CD called "Ready" in 2008. Deanna was inspired by big band classics, gospel and choral music. She shared her musical talents in show choirs and singing to her grandmother's clients at the family beauty salon. Her ear for harmonies led her to the nationally recognized Muse Cincinnati's Women's Choir, earning a coveted spot against strong competition. During her time with Muse, she was part of the release of one of their many CD's, "Growing Into Our Roots". A few years ago Deanna and Kim came together at an impromptu jam session and the sweet blend of their voices couldn't be confined. And so was born, "Kim and Dee". With Kim's soulful melodies and Deanna's harmonies, they desire to share their love of music with listeners, with heart gripping melodies from Billy Joel, Sarah McLachlan, Brandi Carlisle, Imagine Dragons and the Eagles, just to name a few.

 

4/14 Wild Carrot

Wild Carrot returns! Wild Carrot is Pam Temple (vocals, guitar, concertina) and Spencer Funk (vocals, guitar, mandolin). This duo brings joy and energy to their unique mix of American Roots music, touching on Bluegrass, Country, swinging Jazz, Modern Folk and Celtic music. Great energy, great harmonies and great connection with an audience. Don't miss it!

http://www.wildcarrot.net/

 

4/15 MaCrow and the Lady Slippers

Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers are back! Local bluegrass legend Ma Crow and her new band, the Lady Slippers (all-female - did you guess?) are here in a return performance. The lady Slippers are Trin Emig on banjo and mandolin, Margie Drees on fiddle and vocals, Vicki Abbott on standup bass and vocals and Ma Crow on acoustic guitar and vocals. Come hear great harmonies, sweet voices and talent that has been nominated for multiple Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and won a Cammy (Cincy version of grammy).  http://macrowmusic.com/

 

4/21 TBA

 

4/22 Earth Day-Paulette Meyer and friends

 

4/28 Ricky Nye

It's Piano Night! Ricky Nye is back! 7:30-9:30pm!
Traditional blues, boogie woogie, and classic New Orleans jazz and R&B all come flying from the fingers of Cincinnati, OH pianist and vocalist RICKY NYE. The driving force behind the annual BLUES & BOOGIE PIANO SUMMIT held in Greater Cincinnati since 1999, Ricky has been inducted into the International Boogie Woogie Hall Of Fame, voted "Blues Artist Of The Year 2013 & 2014" in Cincinnati's CEA Awards, and "Best Local Musician" by CityBeat Magazine's "Best Of Cincinnati 2013 & 2014" reader's poll.

http://www.rickynye.com/

 

4/29 Betsy Lippett

From Old English ballads to jazz and everywhere in between, accompanied or a tour-de-force." (Canal Street News, Dayton, OH) The San Francisco Bay Times once wrote: "Betsy sings as wide as she smiles." For added excitement, Betsy is now "plugged-in." Her voice, violin and guitar have never sounded as ethereal as they do now!

 


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MAY

5/5 Patrick Ewing & The Crick Gypsies

 Come hear the band play and sing Americana "roots" music. In his 2008 review of Ewing's solo release "After This Cigarette", City Beat Music Editor Mike Breen said: "Whether political or personal, Ewing sings in a traditional format about our crazy, mixed-up modern world in a way that listeners can easily identify with and latch on to. That may be Ewing's greatest appeal - his songs are more like a wise buddy talking to you at a bar, devoid of any didactic "I'm the singer, you're the listener" separation." The Crick Gypsies have played MidPoint Music Festival, Fountain Square, Southgate House, Oakley After Hours and other Cincinnati gigs since forming in 2008.

5/12 TBA 

5/13 Angela Minton

At an early age, Angela had a wide variety of musical interests including that of Elvis Presley, Amy Grant, James Taylor, Carole King and Heart. She bounced into the local music scene in the mid 90s performing solo and with her duo Out in the Open and her bank On the Loose. Here in Cincinnati, Angela had the pleasure of performing with recording artists such as Amy Grant, Zoe Lewis, Edie Carey, 2 Chicks and a Drum, Tret Fure, Jen Foster and Kim Boyce. Come hear the wide ranging genre Angela will perform for us covering such artists as Keith Urban, the Eagles, Terri Clark, Lady Antebellum and others. CHCC is the place to be!



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