What makes a star? Passion? Originality? Perseverance? For the Black music icons from Hamilton County, it started with a dream. Followed by the tenacity to never quit until that dream was a reality. Join us and experience greatness so close and personal… you can touch it.
Founded in 2021 by Hamilton County, the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame debuted in Summer 2022 at The Andrew J. Brady Music Center at the Banks in Cincinnati. We recognize the music created by those with Hamilton County and Southeastern Ohio roots has impacted funk, opera, hip-hop, gospel, R&B, rock, and more. Our interactive walk celebrates the power of music, the artists, and the creative reach of our region.
Now accepting nominations for future inductees. Submit your nomination today!
Inspiration abounds when you reach for it! Each one of our 2021 nominees exemplifies that statement. Congratulations to our founding members, Bootsy Collins, Otis Williams, Dr. Charles Fold, and the Isley Brothers for their ability to shine!
2022 Inductees are in! Join us in celebrating :
• Midnight Star
• Penny Ford
• Wilbert Longmire
More information to come for the 2023 induction ceremony and official grand opening of the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame!