This year Juneteenth will be a celebration! On the holiday where Black Americans celebrate the emancipation of those who had been enslaved, we will also celebrate Black music. Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions will present the 2021 Black Music Honors in commemoration of Juneteenth.
The evening of celebrations and special moments will be pre-taped at the City Winery in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised in national broadcast syndication on Saturday, June 19 at 1:00 p.m. EST on Bounce TV. Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning talk show host, comedienne and author Loni Love, the star-studded two-hour special which will honor artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music.
“Now, more than ever, I think it is important to recognize the contributions that Black music has made to the country and the world,” said Loni Love, the host of this year’s Black Music Honors. “I am beyond thrilled to host this exciting, inspiring and entertaining show. See y’all at the show wearing my shiny dresses!”
According to a press release, 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. The commemorative night will also feature exciting musical performances to be announced soon.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for us. In addition to the amazing honorees and exciting performances this year, we are also announcing that the Black Music Honors will now be held in the month of June,” said founder and executive producer Don Jackson. “This is an important time for our community as it is officially Black Music Month and our national holiday, Juneteenth. What better way to honor our legacy at this time.”
The 6th Annual Black Music Honors is being sponsored by AT&T, State Farm and GM. For more information on Black Music Honors, please visit www.blackmusichonors.com and connect on social media @blackmusichonors.