Patti LaBelle is set to be honored at the National Museum of African-American Music's (NMAAM) annual Legends Luncheon. The luncheon is schedule to take place on June 1 and celebrates the impact of America's African American musicians.
"The National Museum of African American Music is the story of the American soundtrack; one that fits perfectly into the narrative of Nashville's Music City brand," NMAAM president/CEO H. Beecher Hicks III tells Billboard.
"We're proud to be entrusted to tell a story so important to the fabric of our country. As Bruno Mars recently said [in an interview with Latina magazine], 'Black music is what gives America its swag.' We look forward to celebrating the more than 50 genres of music created, influenced or inspired by African Americans."
This year's event will be held at City Winery in Nashville. LaBelle will be flanked by some other legends with the honor this year including Kirk Franklin, artist/producer Teddy Riley and songwriter/producer David Porter.
by RTT Staff Writer
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