BLACK MUSIC HONORS TELEVISION SPECIAL ON AUGUST 18 IN NASHVILLE
Nashville, Tenn. (August 1, 2017) – Central City Productions will pay tribute to The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams and Jody Watley, during the Black Music Honors, a live taping television special that will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN. The Jacksons, will 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 also include special performances by The Jacksons, Avery Sunshine, Dave Hollister, Jonathan Butler, Karen Clark Sheard, Kid ‘N Play, Latrice Crawford, Leela James, Marvin Winans, SWV, Da Brat, Sevyn Streeter and more. The two-hour event will acknowledge these legendary African American artists who have made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide. Rickey Smiley, television and radio personality and singer, actress LeToya Luckett, will co-host the show set to air on broadcast syndication, Sept. 2-30, 2017 and Bounce TV, Tuesday, October 10, at 7 p.m. (ET) Proceeds from the tickets sales will go to the National Museum of African American Music, scheduled to open in Nashville, TN, in 2019. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)r, 505 Deaderick St., in Nashville. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show taping at 7 p.m.