June is Black Music Month and there’s a whole lot going on. Not only are our contributions to music being celebrated worldwide, June is the month a lot of your favorite musicians were brought into the world. Here’s our calendar of the month’s hottest musical events and a look at which musicians are blowing out birthday candles this June.

June 3

Deniece Williams b. 1950 in Gary, IN

Lyfe Jennings b. 1973 in Toledo, OH

Curtis Mayfield b. 1942 in Chicago, IL

June 4

Al B. Sure b. 1968 in Boston, MA

El DeBarge b. 1961 in Detroit, MI

 June 5

Brian McKnight b. 1969 in Buffalo, NY

 June 6

Liberation Tour w/ Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton, KEM and Chrisette Michele (through June 6-29)

 June 7

Prince Rogers Nelson b. 1958 in Minneapolis, MN

DETROIT, MI

Divas Night Out w/ Gladys Knight and Ledisi

Fox Theater

8 p.m.

June 8

GREENSBORO, NC

Earth Wind and Fire

Greensboro Coliseum

8 p.m.

WESTBURY, NY

O’Jays, Morris Day and The Time

NYCB Theater at Westbury

8 p.m.

June 8

Kanye West b. 1977 in Atlanta, GA

 June 10

Faith Evans b. 1973 in Lakeland, FL

The D.O.C. b.1968 in Dallas, TX

 June 15

Ice Cube b. 1969 in Los Angeles, CA

 June 16

Eddie Levert b. 1942 in Bessemer, AL

Tupac Shakur b. 1971 in New York City

Lamont Dozier (Holland Dozier Holland) b. 1941 in Detroit, MI

June 20

Lionel Richie b. 1949 in Tuskegee, AL

 June 24

Solange Knowles b.1986 in Houston, TX

June 26

OAKLAND, CA 

TGT

Paramount Theater

7:30 p.m.

June 28

DETROIT, MI

Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia and Marcus Canty

Chene Park

8 p.m.

WALLINGFORD, CN

Jill Scott

Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater

8 p.m.

ATLANTA, GA

Kindred The Family Soul

Center Stage Theater

9 p.m.

 LOS ANGELES, CA

The BET Experience Presents: Beyonce

Staples Center

7:30 p.m.

BET Experience Presents Erykah Badu

Club Nokia

10:00 p.m.

June 29

Sewell, NJ

Mint Condition

TD Bank Arts Center

8 p.m.

Chicago, IL

Anthony Hamilton and Keith Sweat

Arie Crown Theater

8 p.m.

June 30

Fantasia b. 1984 in High Point, NC

BET Awards

8 p.m., BET

Live from the Nokia Theater; hosted by Chris Tucker

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