Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions is televising the 6th Annual Black Music Honors this summer in national broadcast syndication, June 5 and running through July 4, 2021. The two-hour program airs Saturday, June 19 at 1:00 p.m. EDT / 12 Noon CDT on Bounce TV. The show was recorded in May at Nashville’s City Winery without a public audience due to COVID. In years past the program was recorded with a live audience at Nashville’s TPAC.
Locally the program will air this Saturday evening, June 12 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. This year’s presentation will celebrate Black Music Month and also commemorate Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, with a special tribute to the holiday presented by Speech of Arrested Development.
The honorees for this year’s Black Music Honors includes multiple Grammy® Award-nominated R&B legend Angie Stone tapped to receive the Soul Music Icon Award, Grammy® Award-nominated singer, songwriter and actor Ginuwine will receive the Urban Music Icon Award, multiple Stellar Award-winning and Grammy® Award-nominated gospel vocalist Marvin Sapp will receive the Gospel Music Icon Award, and Grammy® Award-winning jazz virtuoso, Ramsey Lewis will receive the Legends Award. The National Museum of African American Music will be honored with the Legacy Award.
This years’ performers include Cece Winans, Montell Jordan, After 7, Syleena Johnson, Pleasure P, Stokley, Avery Sunshine, J. Moss, Q Parker, Bahamadia, Chrisette Michele, Jac Ross, Jacquees, Mumu Fresh, Kevin Ross, Theresa Tha Songbird, and Zacardi Cortez. Emmy® Award-winning talk show host, comedienne and author Loni Love hosted the star-studded two-hour special which honors artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music.
Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson stated, “I am extremely excited about our 6th Annual Black Music Honors in commemoration of the Juneteenth holiday, and we’ve assembled a spectacular line-up of performers to celebrate our music icons and the spirit of the holiday. It’s especially fitting that we honor the National Museum of African American Music, now open to the public, which supports our mission of honoring legendary Black artists who have influenced the culture and music worldwide.”
Black Music Honors is an annual two-hour event that acknowledges the legendary African American artists who have influenced and made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide. Produced by Chicago-based production company Central City Productions (CCP) and hosted by Loni Love. For more information about the honorees and performers, please visit www.blackmusichonors.com.
Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. is a national broadcast television producer and syndicator of its exclusively owned African-American programming. Celebrating over 50 years of broadcasting Black excellence with uplifting and entertaining original television content, CCP’s award-winning television programs include the Stellar Gospel Music Awards (www.stellarawards.com), Stellar Tribute to the Holidays, Black College Quiz Show Series (www.blackcollegequiz.com), and Mentoring Kings (www.mentoringking.com), among many others. For more information, visit www.stellartv.com.