New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Central City Productions (CCP))
Central City Productions will pay tribute to The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams and Jody Watley, at Black Music
Honors. The live television special taping will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN.
are set to receive the Lifetime Achievement in Music
Award, Grammy Award-winner Donnie McClurkin
will receive the Gospel Music
Icon Award; the R&B group Guy, creators of the New Jack Swing sound, will be given the R&B Soul Music
Icon Award; Grammy® nominated-singer Oleta Adams is receiving the Legends
Award, Grammy® Award-winner Jody Watley
will be recognized with the Crossover Music
Icon Award and Grammy® nominated rapper Slick Rick will be presented with the Hip Hop/Rap Music
The Black Music
Honors will include a special performance by The Jacksons. SWV, Karen
Clark Sheard, Avery Sunshine, Dave Hollister, Jonathan Butler, Kid 'N Play, Latrice Crawford, Leela
James, Marvin Winans, Da Brat, and Sevyn Streeter
are also slated to perform.
CCP honors legendary African American artists who have made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide. Television and radio personality Rickey Smiley, and singer, actress LeToya Luckett, will co-host the show set to air on broadcast syndication, Sept. 2-30, 2017 and on Bounce TV, October 10.
Proceeds from tickets sales will benefit the National
Museum of African American Music, scheduled to open in Nashville, TN, 2019.
The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Doors
open at 6 p.m. with the show taping at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at https://patron.tpac.org/events/detail/black-music-honors-2017-tpac