Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, September 21, 2007

Leo Coffeehouse underway for 2nd season at Norwood church

We should have blogged about this long ago because it’s hardly news that the Queen City Balladeers moved their 40-year-old Leo Coffeehouse to Norwood’s Zion United Church of Christ last year. Having Leo here is truly a boon for our community, especially for folk music performers, enthusiasts and future converts of all ages. In case you didn't know, every Sunday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m., from September through May, for a small donation of $3 (or a lot less per performance if you buy a membership), some of the best folk music artists around will delight you with bluegrass music, blues, Celtic, original and traditional tunes - truly a mixed bag with offerings for every taste…all right here in Norwood!

One of us used to be a semi-regular at Leo back in the ’80’s when it was located at the Y on McMillan in Clifton. What a relaxing ambiance that dimly lit basement provided…adults and youngsters lying about on huge pillows on the floor or sitting at tables with candles, good vibes everywhere, the audience every bit as enjoyable as the music…a really wholesome respite from the rush of the real world. Ah, those were days, but think of it - these days, that magic is right here in Norwood!

Be sure to check out the Q.C. Balladeers website and this schedule of performers for this month through May.