Bounce Trumpet Awards Rescheduled for April 23

Bounce Trumpet Awards
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Bounce has set an April 23 date for its annual Trumpet Awards ceremony, and will air the festivities on June 19.

The Awards show, which celebrates African-American excellence, was rescheduled to April from January because of COVID-19 concerns, said network officials. Bounce will air a taped version of the event on Juneteenth. 

“It’s fitting that that we will honor Black excellence and achievement on a day that is a commemoration of such a significant moment in our history as African Americans,” said Bounce head Cheryle Harrison in a statement. “We appreciate everyone’s patience in our having to adjust this year’s schedule. Health and safety are a priority for our guests, honorees and staff.”

The 2022 Trumpet Awards will honor actor Courtney B. Vance, producer Stan Lathan, Scripps National Spelling Bee winner Zaila Avant-garde, politicians Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, and philanthropist Princess Sarah Culberson. ■ 

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