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.
The Jacksons 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 Icon Award.
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.