Walk of Fame for Black tunes icons proposed at The Banks

Hamilton County Commissioner Alicia Reese speaks during a press conference where she announced a proposal for a Music Walk Of Fame honoring African American music icons from the region to be placed outside the front entrance of the Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center in Cincinnati, on Monday, April 26, 2021.

Now that The Banks has its tunes location, the entertainment place together the Ohio River could soon commemorate the contributions of Black musicians.

Hamilton County Commissioner Alicia Reece and representatives with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and many others announced plans on Monday for a “Stroll of Fame” to honor neighborhood Black audio icons. 

Cincinnati Symphony CEO Johnathan Martin, MEMI CEO Mike Smith, Cincinnati Music Ambassadors Co-Chair Kent Butts, Patsy Collins, National Underground Railroad Freedom Heart President Woodrow Keown, Jr. and communicate clearly show host Lincoln Ware have been among the the speakers.

The new “Stroll of Fame” ideas to induct nearby legends like The Isley Brothers, Bootsy Collins and Otis Williams.

“The record goes on and on of men and women who have of persons come from our county and we will need to know them,” reported Reece. 

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