NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) – The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) will be honoring musical icons George Clinton, Doug E. Fresh and Gloria Gaynor at its sixth annual Celebration of Legends Gala in Nashville.
The three artists will each receive the museum’s Rhapsody & Rhythm Award.
“The Rhapsody & Rhythm honorees span the breadth of African-American music, representing disco, hip-hop and funk,” said NMAAM President and CEO H. Beecher Hicks III in a release announcing the gala. “Their artistry is innovative and influential, carrying an impact that can still be felt today.”
Performers Louis York, the Shindellas and Mr. Talkbox will pay tribute to funk pioneer Clinton, whose Parliament-Funkadelic crew received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this year, while Fatman Scoop and DJ Mars will pay tribute to Fresh, and singer-songwriter Avery Sunshine will pay tribute to Gaynor.
NMAAM’s Celebration of Legends Gala will be hosted by Grammy-winning producer Shannon Sanders and is scheduled to take place tonight (June 27) at the Music City Center’s Karl Dean Ballroom in Nashville, Tennessee.