Black Music Month


June is Black Music Month

AAMB Presents JTG's Legends Concert

June 2 - 7PM - 11PM
June 3 - 6PM - 10PM
The Village at Indian Hill

The African American Museum of Beginnings, S.C.B. Chamber of Commerce and CAJ Africa to host a live Entertainment Extravaganza to kick off the June Celebration.

This is the ninth in a series of Authentic Tributes to the legends of Pop, Jazz, R&B, Blues and Gospel. Portions of the proceeds will help support AAMB's educational & community programs.

The JTG's Legends Concert will bring to life legends of the music industry such as Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, Ray Charles, BB King, Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Whitney Houston, Motown and many more.
The show is produced by keyboardist and performer Jeff McCarty. 

Vendors and Sponsors Welcomed!
call: 909-237-6947
What Is Black Music Month?

Black Music Month began in 1979 when Kenny Gamble, Ed Wright, and Dyana Williams developed the idea to set aside a month dedicated to celebrating the impact of black music. Created by music business insiders, the group successfully lobbied President Jimmy Carter to host a reception on June 7th, 1979 to formally recognize the cultural and financial contributions of black music. Since 1979, Black Music Month has grown from a small commemoration to national proportions with events held annually across the country.

In 2000, US-Representative Chaka Fattah sponsored House Resolution 509, which formally recognized the importance of Black music on culture and the economy during President Bill Clinton’s administration. In 2009, President Barack Obama further defined June as African American Music Appreciation Month declaring the start of summer as a celebration for all the black “musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters [who] have made enormous contributions to our culture.” (source: