May 26, 2021

Take a Sneak Peek Inside Cincinnati's New Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center

The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center at The Banks is the new music venue on Cincinnati's riverfront from MEMI. The state-of-the-art venue, which is slated to open summer 2021, features one main floor and two balcony levels overlooking the inside stage. The venue has a capacity of 4,500 inside, and 8,000 in the forthcoming outdoor stage. And while it’s common for new sports/entertainment arenas to sell naming rights to companies or arts organizations to tag the name of a big donor onto a new venue, the new spot is named for a longtime Cincinnati music educator and musician. The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center is named after a 1938 University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music graduate, Andrew J. Brady. Brady went on to become the music director at Western Hills High School and a Jazz musician who worked with various youth programs over the years. For more info, visit iconmusiccenter.com
Photos by Hailey Bollinger
Scroll down to view images

Join the CityBeat Press Club

At a time when local-based reporting is critical, support from our readers is essential to our future. Support our coverage with a one-time or monthly donation.


Exterior of The Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center
Hailey Bollinger
Exterior of The Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center
Take a Sneak Peek Inside Cincinnati's New Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
Hailey Bollinger
Take a Sneak Peek Inside Cincinnati's New Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
Hailey Bollinger
The main floor of the indoor concert venue, which has a capacity of 4,500 guests.
Hailey Bollinger
The main floor of the indoor concert venue, which has a capacity of 4,500 guests.
Take a Sneak Peek Inside Cincinnati's New Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
Hailey Bollinger
Take a Sneak Peek Inside Cincinnati's New Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
Hailey Bollinger
Take a Sneak Peek Inside Cincinnati's New Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
Hailey Bollinger
Headed to second floor
Hailey Bollinger
Headed to second floor
Lounge space overlooking the riverfront and outdoor concert venue
Hailey Bollinger
Lounge space overlooking the riverfront and outdoor concert venue
Take a Sneak Peek Inside Cincinnati's New Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
Hailey Bollinger