In honor of Black Music Month, Central City Productions will present the 2021 Black Music Honors in commemoration of Juneteenth on June 19.
The event will be pre-taped at the City Winery in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised in national broadcast syndication beginning June 5 through July 4, as well as Saturday, June 19, at 1 p.m. EST on Bounce TV.
Loni Love will host the two-hour special, which will celebrate artists and musicians who have “influenced and made significant contributions to American music,” according to a release.
“Now, more than ever, I think it is important to recognize the contributions that Black music has made to the country and the world,” Love said in a statement. “I am beyond thrilled to host this exciting, inspiring and entertaining show. See y’all at the show wearing my shiny dresses!”
The honorees for the 2021 Black Music Honors include Angie Stone, who will receive the Soul Music Icon Award; Ginuwine, who will receive the Urban Music Icon Award; Marvin Sapp, who will receive the Gospel Music Icon Award; and Ramsey Lewis, who will will receive the Legends Award. The Legacy Award will go to the National Museum of African American Music.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for us,” founder and executive producer Don Jackson said in a statement. “In addition to the amazing honorees and exciting performances this year, we are also announcing that the Black Music Honors will now be held in the month of June. This is an important time for our community as it is officially Black Music Month and our national holiday, Juneteenth. What better way to honor our legacy at this time.”