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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.

2018
  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April

JANUARY

Friday, January 5 – New Brew

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.

Saturday, January 6 – Rosewood Ivory in a return engagement!

ROSEWOOD IVORY is Rick Endres (vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica); Laura Langland (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards); and Jody Ray (vocals, lead guitar). The group's sound features pristine three part vocal harmonies, crisp guitar work, and lush keyboards a'la Eagles; Alison Krause and Union Station; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; James Taylor; Fleetwood Mac; and America. They also write their own original songs in the vein of their idols. "Veteran acoustic rockers" all, Rick, Laura, and Jody played their first ever gig at the late, lamented Family Owl on February 20th, 1972, and have no plans to stop anytime soon...

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Our anniversary week music is always something special –
and this year is no exception!
Come help us celebrate our 12th!

Friday, January 12 -- It’s Angela Minton! She’s back to celebrate with us!

Angela performs a wide variety of music, covering artists such as Keith Urban, The Eagles, Daughtry, Lady Antebellum, Adele and many others.

Saturday, January 13 – Chris Collier returns!

One of Cincinnati's most critically lauded folk-singer songwriters, Chris Collier's music is a testament to good songwriting - unafraid of being nakedly introspective and heart touchingly pure and real. Chris has produced eight great CDs. Her newest release, "Portraits," is rootsy, organic and uplifting!

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Friday, January 19 – Steve Leigh -- solo in the spotlight!

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.

Saturday, January 20 – TBA – Watch for details

Friday, January 26 -- Ellie Fabe in a return engagement!

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 recording new songs.

Saturday, January 27 – TBA – Watch for details

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FEBRUARY

Friday, February 2 – Skirt and Boots in a return engagement!

Skirt and Boots is an Americana/folk music group focused on vocal harmonies accompanied by guitar, violin, bass, mandolin and banjo. Skirt & Boots is proud to have performed at locations across the TriState. Here are a few great places you might have seen them perform: Appalachian Festival at Coney Island, Boone County Library, Plain Folk Café in Pleasant Plain, Ohio Front Street Café in New Richmond, Hank's Pub in Mt. Carmel, Wynners Cup Cafe in Ludlow, KY, & the Milford Opry, in Milford, The group includes Barb Blasch, John Murray, Janice Brown, Kevin Haggard, and Trina Emig.

Saturday, February 3 – Rosewood Ivory in a return engagement!

ROSEWOOD IVORY is Rick Endres (vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica); Laura Langland (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards); and Jody Ray (vocals, lead guitar). The group's sound features pristine three part vocal harmonies, crisp guitar work, and lush keyboards a'la Eagles; Alison Krause and Union Station; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; James Taylor; Fleetwood Mac; and America. They also write their own original songs in the vein of their idols. "Veteran acoustic rockers" all, Rick, Laura, and Jody played their first ever gig at the late, lamented Family Owl on February 20th, 1972, and have no plans to stop anytime soon...

Saturday, February 10 -- Betsy Lippitt returns!

From Old English Ballads to Jazz and everywhere in between, accompanied or acapella, her songs are thoroughly memorable. "Her solo concert is a multi-faceted tour-de-force." (Canal Street News, Dayton, Ohio) The San Francisco Bay Times once wrote: "Betsy sings as wide as she smiles." For added excitement, Betsy is now "plugged-in". Don't miss this. Her voice, violin and guitar have never sounded as good!

Friday, February 16 – New Brew is back!

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.

Saturday, February 17 -- Well Seasoned returns!

Well Seasoned is comprised of bassist/vocalist Ernie Waits, vocalist Melissa Smith, and guitarist/vocalist Roger Wright. Bassist Ernie Waits began playing music at a young age, and has shared the stage with many well-known acts including Taj Mahal, and his good friends The Goshorn Brothers. He's recently played with local favorites The Juice, and Fathead Davis, and is also a member of the band at Valley Temple of Cincinnati. In addition to playing music, Ernie also runs his own business, Ernie's Underwater Pool Repair. As a small child, Melissa Smith saw The Monkees on TV, picked up a tambourine, and has been singing ever since. As a teenager, Melissa sang in bands with her brother, guitarist Mark Engel, and over the years has sung with local groups Midrange, Euphoria, and Apostrophe Zee. To Melissa's delight, Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs once compared her vocals to those of Pretender's founder Chrissie Hynde. Roger Wright picked up his first guitar fifty years ago and has never let go. He played professionally in the 70s with both Chauncy and the Rustics out of Louisville. He also played with Pat Johnson in an acoustic duo in Cincinnati in the early '80s, and has traveled the Midwest with his family classic rock band, Ten Minute Warm-up. In the last few years, he has played acoustic guitar with the Melissa Smith Group, bass with the southern rock band, Blind Bet and electric with for the Fathead Davis Band. Now, in his "quasi-retirement", he has joined his friends in Well Seasoned.

Friday, February 23 -- Ma Crow & Co. in a return engagement!

Come enjoy Ma Crow, Margie Drees and Vicky Abbott as they bring an evening of music from ballads to bluegrass, old-tome to contemporary. The trio first came together in 2011 to help form Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers. Each brought years of experience to the all-female group, performing locally and regionally and producing three albums. Ma Crow (vocals and guitar), Margie (vocals and fiddle) and Vicky (vocals and bass.)

Saturday, February 24 -- Hot Lips and Finger Tips in the house!

Kristen Budde, Doug Floyd and Terry Stevenson are Hot Lips and Finger tips. Kristen is an excellent vocalist and violinist and an aspiring songwriter who has performed at The Bluebird, which is the café featured in the hit show, “Nashville”. Doug is a talented bassist from Nashville, where they really know their bass! Terry is a finger-style guitarist from the St. Louis area and has performed as an instrumental jazz soloist. Doug and Terry have been musically affiliated since 1968 when they played in a rock band while in college and, when they recently reunited, they rounded up Kristen and formed Hot Lips and Fingertips. Some jazz and a good mix of country, rock and swing.

Saturday, January 27 – TBA – Watch for details

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MARCH

Friday, March 2 – Rosewood Ivory in a return engagement

ROSEWOOD IVORY is Rick Endres (vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica); Laura Langland (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards); and Jody Ray (vocals, lead guitar). The group's sound features pristine three part vocal harmonies, crisp guitar work, and lush keyboards a’ la Eagles; Alison Krause and Union Station; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; James Taylor; Fleetwood Mac; and America. They also write their own original songs in the vein of their idols. "Veteran acoustic rockers" all, Rick, Laura, and Jody played their first ever gig at the late, lamented Family Owl on February 20th, 1972, and have no plans to stop anytime soon...

Saturday, March 3 - Michael Ronstadt and Serenity Fisher in a premier performance!

TIM-BURTONESQUE INDIE-FOLK DUO Performing together for the last six years has created a dynamic, truly moving, and expressive duet. Between both songwriters, their material is diverse and reaches far. Serenity Fisher blends playful pop-rock with a Tim Burton-esque quirkiness. A wordsmith, Serenity Fisher entices stories into becoming songs using truth-telling, highly-visual lyrics, and dreamy melodies. Fisher is a powerhouse singer whose nuanced vocals vary from bluesy belt to sultry whisper, from technical prowess to stripped down raw emotion. Her piano style is theatrical and passionate. Her music has been compared to Regina Spektor, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple. Nephew of Linda Ronstadt, cellist Michael G. Ronstadt brings a rich musical heritage and absolute knack for improvising up a storm. He holds a masters degree in cello performance from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Michael G. displays genre-blending explorations on cello and guitar in complement to thought-provoking lyrics. To say his originals are unusual is an understatement. They set the bar at Olympian heights in their depth and breadth. In addition to his solo recordings and those with Ronstadt Generations, Michael G. is a much sought-after studio musician, who has appeared on more than 100 albums in the last 15 years.

Friday, March 9 -- Our own Dave Hawkins returns - and he's bringing some musical friends 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. And look at the lineup of musical talent joining him! It's going to be great fun!
Dave playing songs from his latest (8th) album AS LONG AS WE GET THERE.
PEG BUCHANAN - Award Winning fiddler and Dave's longtime tour partner.
STAN GINN - Cincinnati's iconic percussionist. In addition to being a long-time member of Dave Hawkins and THE PERFECT MEN.

Saturday, March 10 – Red Cedars return!

Dinah Devoto and Pat Kennedy blend voices, harmonies and instruments to bring you the sounds of their acoustic Americana and bluegrass - old-timey, roots, country and folk music that sound as though you'd just waked up in the mountains. They harmonize like the "Nashville cats." Pat brings a strong Bluegrass repertoire, some John Prine, Leo Kotke and songs pulled from a musical background that continues to surprise Dinah. Dinah will belt out a couple of acapella old time favorites for you and still keeps Patty Griffin tunes close to her heart to share.

Friday, March 16-- Ben Levin in an encore performance

When pianist Ben Levin made his first guest appearance with his father's band, the Heaters, at the tender age of eleven, he already had an impressive musical resume, having twice performed at the Cincinnati Blues Festival as well as Chase Garrett's Boogie Stomp in Iowa. Now, four years later, Ricky Nye's protégé is a seasoned veteran in a gigging band, and has, as his father, Aaron "The Professor" Levin, puts it, "breathed new life" into a band that has been a Cincinnati Blues mainstay since 2000. An accomplished Blues and Boogie player, Ben continues to grow musically. He is quickly expanding his repertoire and performances to include jazz combos, duets, and solo performances.

Saturday, March 17 -- Chris Collier returns

One of Cincinnati's most critically lauded folk-singer songwriters, Chris Collier's music is a testament to good songwriting - unafraid of being nakedly introspective and heart touchingly pure and real. Chris has produced eight great CDs. Her newest release, "Portraits," is rootsy, organic and uplifting!

Friday, March 23 – It’s Angela Minton! She’s back!

Angela performs a wide variety of music, covering artists such as Keith Urban, The Eagles, Daughtry, Lady Antebellum, Adele and many others.

Saturday, March 24 - Cincy Jazz Train!

Cincy Jazz Train is a well-established group of local musicians who perform an array of jazz standards. They play the tunes made famous by the great jazz legends. People like Frank Sinatra, Herbie Hancock, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Hoagy Carmichael. Cincy Jazz Train has a set list of more than 100 songs -- and they are attentive to their volume level so you can comfortably communicate at your table. The group consists of Ed Holcomb on Keys, Blaine Kelley on trumpet, Tomo Hakozaki on upright bass and Paul Odioso on drums. Don't miss this one!

Friday, March 30 – Amber Nash in a premier performance!

Details to come.

Saturday, March 31 -- Steve Leigh in a solo gig!

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 this area since the '70s in such bands as Bluestone Ivory, Stage Door Johnny, and 99iQ.

APRIL

Friday, April 6 -- It's Piano Night! Ricky Nye is back!

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.

Saturday, April 7 – Betsy Lippitt returns!

From Old English Ballads to Jazz and everywhere in between, accompanied or acapella, her songs are thoroughly memorable. "Her solo concert is a multi-faceted tour-de-force." (Canal Street News, Dayton, Ohio) The San Francisco Bay Times once wrote: "Betsy sings as wide as she smiles." For added excitement, Betsy is now "plugged-in". Don't miss this. Her voice, violin and guitar have never sounded as good!

Friday, April 13 – One Man Jazz Band returns!

David Freeman and his One Man Jazz Band in an encore performance! David Freeman is a professional jazz musician, playing most recently with the Blue Night Jazz Band. Now with his One Man Jazz Band, he plays sax and flute along with high quality real instrument soundtracks, producing a live jazz band sound experience. David plays the jazz standards people know and enjoy.

Saturday, April 14 - Skirt and Boots in a return engagement!

Skirt and Boots is an Americana/folk music group focused on vocal harmonies accompanied by guitar, violin, bass, mandolin and banjo. Skirt & Boots is proud to have performed at locations across the TriState. Here are a few great places you might have seen them perform: Appalachian Festival at Coney Island, Boone County Library, Plain Folk Café in Pleasant Plain, Ohio Front Street Café in New Richmond, Hank's Pub in Mt. Carmel, Wynners Cup Cafe in Ludlow, KY, & the Milford Opry, in Milford, The group includes Barb Blasch, John Murray, Janice Brown, Kevin Haggard, and Trina Emig.

Friday, April 20 – Willie Spencer in a return solo gig especially for us!

Willie has been making music as long as he can remember. After turning down scholarship offers for what his music teacher felt would be a struggling musician’s lifestyle, he graduated from the University of Kentucky. Although he sang in church choirs through the years, it wasn’t until age 40 that he formally reentered the music scene. Willie picked up the bass guitar, and played for local bands like “Gil’s Variety Store”, “The Melissa Smith Group”, and “Out on Bond”; while providing background and some lead vocals where needed. Willie sings classic rock and R&B songs and formed a music duo called “Local Produce” who performs the feel good music of his parent’s era. His influences include Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Bill Withers, Elvis, and the English Invasion artists. Willie has performed at The Village Troubadour, Casa Bianca, Trinity Pub, Dilly’s Café, The Grand Finale, and our very own CHCC.

Saturday, April 21 -- Raison d'Etre - "Reason for Being"

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.