CINCINNATI, Ohio (CelebrityAccess) — On Wednesday, Music & Event Management announced that the new, concert hall at The Banks in Cincinnati officially has a name – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center.
Still under construction, the $27 million state-of-the-art facility is set to open in the Fall of 2020 and will be unparalleled to any other music venue in the region.
When it opens, the reconfigurable ICON Music Center will feature a general admission main floor along with two balconies with an indoor audience capacity of up to 4,500.
Plans for the venue also include an outdoor stage for concerts and festivals that will be located in a park adjacent to the venue. The outdoor space will host events during the clement weather of summer months and will be able to accommodate up to 8,000 fans.
“The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center is intended to fill a gap in the market and meet the needs of today’s touring artists and their fans,” said Mike Smith, CEO of MEMI. “With more artists touring today than ever before, it will be MEMI’s priority to bring a diverse mix of these aspiring performers, representing virtually every genre of live entertainment. The ICON will establish Cincinnati as a must-play market for ALL artists.”
The venue is named for the late Andrew J. Brady, a Cincinnati music icon who graduate from Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music in 1938. He later taught music at Rothenberg Elementary in Over-The-Rhine and became the music director at Western Hills High School in Cincinnati. His concerts, annual Bandwagon variety shows, and football halftime shows were considered to be a local institution.
As well, he performed in area jazz bands and was a regular in the Beverly Hills Supper Club band. Additionally, he conducted a summer youth orchestra sponsored by the Cheviot Westwood Kiwanis Club, and gave voluntary music lessons to adults who had never played an instrument. Mr. Brady was married 60 years to his late wife Frances. They have two daughters, Susan and Patricia.