Just in time for African-American Music Appreciation Month, talented artists across the Washington, D.C. area are being showcased in a much-anticipated series on WHUT-TV Channel 32. “DMV The Beat” is a new studio concert series launching Friday June 10th, celebrating the very best in Black music, including “Go-Go,” the official music of the District of Columbia.

DMV The Beat will feature performances and interviews with recording artists whose roots are planted firmly in the DMV. Whether you’re talking about R&B, gospel, Go-Go, reggae, or jazz; the Washington region is home to many well-known musicians who got their start on 96.3 WHUR radio and at local hotspots.

Hosted by radio legend John Monds, DMV the Beat airs Fridays at 10 p.m. on WHUT during the month of June with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 2 a.m. and Sundays at 9 p.m. Monds, host of WHUR’s Original Quiet Storm, will give viewers an up close and personal look at the artists as they detail their charts to success from Washington onto the national stage. Plus, their musical talents will shine throughout the show as they perform mini-concerts in studio.

WHUR Gospel Show host Tracy Morgan rounds out the series when she sits down with gospel sensation Restine Jackson for an episode which will air online on whut.org at the end of the month. “We are proud of our hometown talent and DMV the Beat gives us an important opportunity to showcase their gifts to the world,” said WHUR and WHUT General Manager Sean Plater.

Here’s a look at the line-up schedule:

June 10th @ 10pm – Sirius Company w/Ms. Kim & Scooby

June 17th @ 10pm – Carolyn Malachi

June 24th @ 10pm – Dupont Brass

June 30th Online via whut.org – Restine Jackson