June is African American Music Appreciation Month, formerly called National Black Music Month. It’s a time to celebrate the contributions and influences of black musicians. With the south being historically rooted in rich African American traditions, their music has inspired generations. Some of the music genres include Sacred music, folk music, the Blues, jazz, R&B, rock ‘n roll, hip hop and rap. When you think of black musicians, there are probably some famous ones that come to mind. We have quite a few local black musicians from Covington that have made names for themselves. Check out who we have on the list!