Announced today April 23, 2024; The 9th annual Black Music Honors is an annual event that celebrates and shines a spotlight on revolutionary artists and musicians who have significantly impacted African American music.  Central City Productions, a trailblazing African American-owned television programming, production, sales, and distribution company will produce the show. 

The highly anticipated live taping will take place at the renowned Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. on Friday, May 18th. The celebration will be co-hosted by singer and actress LeToya Luckett alongside comedic actor DeRay Davis.

 Black Music Honors is an annual event that celebrates the illustrious achievements and exceptional contributions of urban music.  The first wave of honorees for this year includes Johnny Gill, Patrice Rushen,  Bootsy Collins, and Bishop Hezekiah Walker.

“For the past 9 years, Black Music Honors has surrounded and supported the amazing artists who have entertained millions. This year’s celebrants are trailblazers and deserve to be honored. We are extremely proud to bring more visibility to these tremendous icons who have stayed the course from humble beginnings to careers that span decades. Their lives and stories are part of the beautiful tapestry of black music…which has impacted the globe,” says Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson.  

A night of black excellence awaits at the 2024 Black Music Honors where exceptional performances,  heartfelt speeches, and timeless memories will be etched in viewers’ hearts.

The televised special will premiere on the Stellar Network on Saturday, June 1 at 8 pm EST with a rebroadcast at 10 pm EST and air in national broadcast syndication June 8 – June 30 in tribute to Black Music Month. The show will also air on  Bounce TV on Wednesday, June 19th (Juneteenth) at 9 pm EST. 

About Black Music Honors: 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. The celebration of Black musical excellence first began as “Celebrate the Soul of American Music” from 1990 to 1993, a TV show that featured some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. In 2016, it was revived under the new title of Black Music Honors to commemorate Black Music Month. Black Music Honors is produced by Chicago-based production company Central City Productions (CCP).

About Central City Productions: 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 53  years of broadcasting Black excellence with uplifting and entertaining original television content, CCP’s award-winning television programs include the Stellar Gospel Music Awards (,  Stellar Tribute to the Holidays, Black College Quiz Show Series (, America’s  Black Forum (, Mentoring Kings (, Mentoring  Queens (, Black History Honors among many others. For more information, visit



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