Brady Block Parties

Pride Block Party

JUN 29 | 5:30 pm (concert 7:30 pm) | ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park



Leonard Bernstein: Overture to West Side Story
Jacob Gade: Jalousie Tango
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter: “Crazy in Love”
Cole Porter: "Anything Goes" from Anything Goes
Cole Porter: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" from Leave It To Me
Cole Porter: "You're the Top" from Anything Goes
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Gimme a Fifth o' Funk
Antonio Vivaldi: Movement III, Presto, from "L'estate", No. 2 from The Four Seasons for Violin and Orchestra
Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Russlan and Ludmila
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Movement II, Romance: Andante from Serenade in G Major, Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Dolly Parton: “I Will Always Love You” from The Bodyguard
Nickolas Ashford: “I'm Every Woman”
Jennifer Higdon: Celebration Fanfare
Johann, Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Lady Gaga: Born This Way
Bruno Mars: "Uptown Funk" from The Best of Bruno Mars


Daniel Wiley conductor
Thorgy Thor, violin, cello, narrator
Queen City Cabaret

Sarah Folsom, vocalist
Matthew Umphreys, piano

Ciara Harper, vocalist


ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park

What's Interesting

We are monitoring the weather, and we are proceeding with the Pride Month Brady Block Party as scheduled. Activites and food begin at 5:30 pm. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm. See you there!



Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride with the CSO! Come ready to serve looks and strut your stuff!

Brady Block Parties are FREE and all are welcome! They’ll include music and art activations, activities for all ages, and food trucks from local vendors.

The party is capped off with an outdoor concert by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Thorgy Thor, NYC-based drag performance artist and professional musician, famed worldwide from the hit show RuPaul’s Drag Race, joins the CSO, along with Cincinnati-based ensemble Queen City Cabaret and vocalist Ciara Harper. The cabaret-style program features an eclectic mix of Broadway hits, classical favorites from Mozart & Vivaldi and today’s pop (Lady G, anyone?). Join us at the ICON Festival Stage for an unforgettable night of music and fun!

Know Before You Go

  • Coolers, lawn chairs or bags larger than 12” x 12” will not be allowed in. Blankets are highly encouraged. Chairs are available as needed for those with accessibility needs.
  • All bags will be searched at entry.
  • Sealed water bottles (four per person) are allowed in. No other outside food or beverage. Food trucks and concessions will be available for purchase onsite.
  • For a full listing of prohibited items, visit:

Pre-concert Activities and Booths:
DJ Rah D 
Antonio Violins 
Girls Rock Cincy
Cincinnati Men’s Chorus
Transform Cincy 
Radio One 
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Cincinnati Public Library
Cincy Nice
Cincinnati Circus
Cincinnati Pride

Food & Beverages:
Taste of Mexico 
Popcorn Machine
     • Concessions include pizza, coneys and a full bar