Music Series: An Evening with Brian Owens

Enjoy a 2023 season-opening performance by WCHOF's Music Director and Artist in Residence, Brian Owens! Talented musicians will accompany Owens as he performs songs that illustrate the connection between music and chess as well as previews of the 2023 WCHOF Music Series Season.

Music and love define the artistry of singer, songwriter, and dedicated community activist Brian Owens. These qualities radiate from all of his work, including his duet with five-time Grammy-winning and legendary vocalist Michael McDonald on SOUL OF FERGUSON and the heartfelt interpretation of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," which Owens filmed and recorded with his father, Thomas Owens. Their powerful performance ignited the internet and received more than 100 million views on Facebook and Brian's YouTube channel. Owens and McDonald will appear as featured guests on an upcoming episode of Sanborn Sessions, hosted by award-winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger David Sanborn from his home studio in New York.


Reservations are required.

5:30 p.m. | Doors Open

6:00 p.m. | Complimentary artist talk

6:30 p.m. | Break

7:00 p.m. | Concert

Limited in person seating available.

*$12.50 (50% off) for WCHOF members, students, seniors, and military personnel

For additional information, please call 314-367-9243 or email

Wednesday, Jan 25 - 6:00 pm