Johnny Gill, Patrice Rushen to Be Honored at 2024 Black Music Honors

City Central Productions has announced the honorees for 2024 Black Music Honors.

The ninth annual ceremony, co-hosted by LeToya Luckett and Deray Davis, will be taped live on Saturday, May 18, at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. 

This year’s honorees include R&B legend Johnny Gill, jazz pianist and R&B singer Patrice Rushen, funk icon Bootsy Collins, and gospel mainstay Hezekiah Walker.

“For the past 9 years, Black Music Honors has surrounded and supported the amazing artists who have entertained millions,” says Don Jackson, Black Music Honors founder and executive producer.

Jackson continues, “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.”

Bootsy Collins and Hezekiah Walker. (Courtesy of Black Music Honors)

The first round of performers has also been announced. The star-studded lineup includes Chanté Moore, Shanice, Syleena Johnson, Tone Stith, Ricky Dillard, MonoNeon, and Higher Calling.

The 2024 Black Music Honors will air on the Stellar Network on Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. ET and will air in national broadcast syndication from June 9 through June 30 as part of Black Music Month. Additionally, the ceremony will air on Bounce TV on June 19, at 9 p.m. ET. 

Tickets for the live taping go on sale this Friday, April 19, at

Last year‘s Black Music Honors celebrated SWV, Missy Elliott, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Jeffrey Osborne, and The Hawkins Family. The ceremony featured performances by Kenny Lattimore, Elle Varner, Robin Thicke, Lil Mo, Dave Hollister, Tweet, Raheem DeVaughn, Sevyn Streeter and more.