CINCINNATI, OH (For Immediate Release) – The Cincy Region has a rich musical history, and now you can experience it in the city’s newest visitor attraction, the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame, opening July 22, 2023.

The free, family-focused attraction is located near the Andrew J. Brady Music Center and Paycor Stadium. The Walk of Fame is a nearly $20 million publicly and privately funded project, founded by Hamilton County.

The Cincinnati Black Walk of Fame utilizes AI technology to create an immersive experience. Visitors will be able to sing along with some of Cincinnati’s music icons and haptic panels will let guests feel the music through vibrations. Each attraction features QR codes visitors can scan to learn more about the artists and listen to their music in real-time. There will also be a dance area and interactive kiosk with augmented reality experiences.

The interactive attraction is having a community celebration and induction ceremony on July 22, 2023, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., coinciding with the final day of the Cincinnati Music Festival.

The Walk of Fame is lined with literal stars, commemorating different local legends and music pioneers. Every year a new class of artists is unveiled and added to the walk. Inductees are nominated by community members and selected by a special panel of judges.

2023 Inductees:

  • R&B Group Deele, featuring LA Reid and Babyface
  • Gospel Composer Louise Shropshire
  • Lead vocals for The Spinners, Philippe Wynne
  • Godfather of soul, James Brown.

2022 Inductees

  • Penny Ford
  • Midnight Star
  • Hi-Tek
  • Wilbert Longmire

2021 Inductees (Founding Class)

  • Bootsy Collins
  • Otis Williams
  • The Isley Brothers
  • Dr. Charles Ford

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Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dedication Celebration


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