Join The Rhythm & Blues Foundation as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary during the 2008 Pioneer Awards at Philadelphia’s spectacular Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, September 9th!
This gala celebration will bring together the royalty of Rhythm & Blues, including past Pioneer Award Honorees along with a veritable “who’s who” of the entertainment industry. More importantly, the event provides an opportunity to support a compelling cause, as its proceeds will ensure the continuation of the Foundation’s community outreach, education programs and emergency grants to Rhythm & Blues artists during their time of need. You don’t want to miss this historic celebration!
This year’s honorees are:
Lifetime Achievement - CHAKA KHAN
Individual Artist Awards - TEENA MARIE, BILL WITHERS and SUGAR PIE DESANTO
Group Awards - KOOL & THE GANG and THE WHISPERS
Sidemen Award - THE FUNK BROTHERS
Legacy Award - DONNY HATHAWAY
Leadership Award - AL BELL of STAX RECORDS
For additional information visit The Rythym and Blues Foundation