Black Music Honors 2024 to Celebrate Johnny Gill, Patrice Rushen, Hezekiah Walker, Bootsy Collins

Black Music Honors 2024 recipients Johnny Gill, Patrice Rushen, Hezekiah Walker, Bootsy Collins (Handout Photos)

The 2024 Black Music Honors will celebrate a group of artists who’ve made a significant impact on African-American music.

This year’s honorees are legendary R&B singer Johnny Gill; jazz pianist and R&B singer Patrice Rushen; funk music pioneer Bootsy Collins; and Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Hezekiah Walker.

Produced by Central City Productions, the 9th annual event will take place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on Saturday, May 18.

“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,” show founder and executive producer Don Jackson said in a press release Wednesday.

“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,” Jackson added.

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Singer and actress LeToya Luckett and comedian DeRay Davis are set to return to co-host this year’s event. Performers and presenters will be announced later.

The show is produced by Jennifer J. Jackson, and Michael A. Johnson is producer and director.

The televised special will premiere on the Stellar Network on Saturday, June 1 at 8pm EST with a rebroadcast at 10pm 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 Wednesday, June 19th (Juneteenth) at 9pm EST.

Tickets for the live-taping can be purchased here.

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