See a 360-Degree Rendering of the Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center at The Banks

The 4,500-person capacity downtown venue is slated to open this fall

click to enlarge A rendering of the inside of the Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center - PHOTO: TWITTER.COM/ICONMUSICCENTER
A rendering of the inside of the Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center

The Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center at The Banks just posted a 360-degree rendering of the interior of the venue.

It's pretty cool. You can pretend to be onstage and stare out at the packed crowd — live out that Rockstar fantasy. 

The Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center is the forthcoming music venue on the riverfront from MEMI. 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 4,500-person capacity spot is named for a longtime Cincinnati music educator and musician.

The Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center — not the Carl Lindner III Music Pavilion or the LaRosa’s Pizzatorium — 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.

The ICON (as it will inevitably be known colloquially) is set to open before the end of 2020.

The ICON was also recently featured in Billboard's list of "30 New & Renovated Venues To Watch In 2020."

The list includes major new projects from across the country like BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey; American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee; Forest Hills Stadium in New York; and Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. It also features a trio of Ohio venues that have gotten (or are getting) facelifts — Cleveland's Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse and Agora Theatre and Ballroom and the University of Dayton Arena.

The ICON is, of course, a new project built entirely from scratch. Other brand new venues on the list include SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, MSG Sphere in Las Vegas and the Chase Center in San Francisco.

Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center is located at 25 Race St., Downtown,

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