Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is set to welcome a star-studded lineup of performers at the 2023 Black Music Honors on Friday, May 19. The live taping event promises to be an awe-inspiring tribute to the rich cultural heritage of Black music that has captivated and influenced generations.
The highly-anticipated roster of performers includes a diverse mix of music heavyweights, each poised to deliver exhilarating performances that celebrate the breadth and depth of Black musical talent. From the belting vocals of Tamar Braxton to the quartet-inspired sounds of Anthony Hamilton feat. The Ton3s, the lineup promises a night to remember. Other performers include Tina Campbell of Mary Mary, Robin Thicke, Lil’ Mo, Kenny Lattimore, 702, Raheem DeVaughn, Dave Hollister, Elle Varner, Sevyn Streeter, Nicole Wray, Tweet, Beverly Crawford, Le’Andria Johnson, Zacardi Cortez, Latocha Scott, Melvin Williams, The Shindellas, Juvenile, Kelontae Gavin, and Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling.
Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson highlights the unique opportunity the event offers to showcase the vibrant future of Black music while paying tribute to the unforgettable legacies of musical greats and their diverse contributions.
The celebration also features several special honorees, including the late Bobby Caldwell, who will be recognized for his over 25-year career as an acclaimed songwriter and soul performer. Other honorees include Missy Elliott (Music Innovator Icon), SWV (Urban Music Icon), Evelyn “Champagne” King (R&B Music Icon), Jeffrey Osborne (Legends Award), and The Hawkins Family (Gospel Music Icon).
Co-hosted by Grammy-winning artist LeToya Luckett and acclaimed comedian DeRay Davis, the televised tribute will debut on the Stellar Network TV on June 3, with national broadcast syndication starting June 10 – July 2 and an airing on Bounce TV on June 19.
The 8th Annual Black Music Honors is presented by Procter and Gamble, with sponsorship from AT&T, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, State Farm, Verizon, and Walmart. The event is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Producer and Executive in Charge of Production, and Michael A. Johnson as Producer and Director.