Brady Block Parties


June 18, 2023 | 5:30 pm | Ezzard Charles Park (formerly Laurel Park)



Nkeiru Okoye: Voices Shouting Out

Endea Owens: Feel Good

eden ahbez: Nature Boy

William Grant Still: Symphony No. 2 in G Minor, Song of a New Race

I. Slowly
IV. Moderately Slow

Endea Owens: For the People

Florence Price: Scherzo. Finale from Symphony No. 3 in C minor

Endea Owens: Where The Nubians Grow

Cole Porter: Easy to Love as recorded by Charlie Parker

Stevie Wonder: Stevie Wonder "Greatest Hits" Medley

Love's In Need of Loving Today
My Cherie Amour
Sir Duke
Village Ghetto Land
You Are the Sunshine of my Life
Master Blaster (Jammin')
Isn't She Lovely


Antoine T. Clark conductor
Endea Owens, contrabass

& The Cookout

Jonathan Hoard, vocalist
Shenel Johns, vocalist
Louis Fouché, saxophone
Kristopher Johnson, trumpet
Jeffery Miller, trombone
Keith Brown, piano
Jerome Jennings, drum set


Ezzard Charles Park (formerly Laurel Park)

What's Interesting

Brady Block Parties are FREE and open to the public! Free food from local food trucks will be provided for the first 500 guests thanks to The Community Cookout organization. Also expect music and art activations by Elementz and ROMAC, and games and activities for all ages.

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

Award-winning bassist and 2023 MAC Music Innovator Endea Owens joins the CSO with her band The Cookout for a concert led by conductor and 2022 MAC Music Innovator Antoine T. Clark. Detroit-raised recording artist, bassist, and composer, Endea Owens brings her “masterful playing and exuberant charm” (NPR) to the West End in a varied program of music from classical to R&B. Groove to hits from Stevie Wonder, sway to the jazz and big-band sounds of Owens and Cole Porter, and relax to the lush orchestral harmonies of Florence Price and William Grant Still.

FREE shuttles provided from 5-10 PM from these locations:

Lincoln Rec. Center
1027 Linn St, Cincinnati, OH 45203

Seven Hills Neighborhood Housing
901 Findlay St, Cincinnati, OH 45214

CityLink Center
800 Bank St., Cincinnati, OH 45214