SUPERSTARS USHER AND TYRESE GIBSON ADDED TO PERFORMANCE LINEUP FOR 2015 FORD NEIGHBORHOOD AWARDS
Hitmakers Join Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds for Star-Studded Awards Show Hosted by EMMY-winning TV and Radio Host Steve Harvey Honoring Neighborhood Stars Across the Country
Voting on Awards finalists continues until June 16th
ATLANTA, GA (June 8, 2015) –Steve Harvey, EMMY-winning talk show and Family Feud host and star of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, announces a sizzling lineup of superstar performances at the upcoming 13th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards, as multiple GRAMMY®-winning superstar Usher will hit the stage as the awards show’s closing performer and award-winning artist/actor Tyrese Gibson will take the stage in a featured performance, adding to a stellar lineup of entertainment that kicks off with multiple GRAMMY®-winning hitmaker Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds opening this year’s show in Atlanta.
Hosted by Steve Harvey at the Philips Arena on Saturday August 8th, the 2015 Ford Neighborhood Awards show is the cornerstone event in a four-day lineup of entertainment, with the awards show honoring the businesses, educators and leaders who make up this year’s Top 48 finalists across 12 award categories. Boasting finalists coast to coast from Washington DC to New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles and more, this year’s Top 48 nominees encompass returning winners as well as new finalists, with voting continuing online in one category per day until June 16th. Harvey will be joined by a spirited lineup of celebrity presenters to unveil this year’s winners, including Anthony Anderson, Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, Wendy Raquel Robinson, David and Tamela Mann, Michelle Williams, Erica Campbell, Kym Whitley, Faith Evans, Yolanda Adams, Roland Martin, his radio show co-hosts Shirley Strawberry, Nephew Tommy, Carla Ferrell and more.
Surrounding the awards show with a star-studded series of uplifting activities and performances running August 6-9th in Atlanta, this year’s Neighborhood Awards Weekend will be another unforgettable celebration, with an award-winning blend of signature entertainment featuring previously-announced performances during the weekend from Erykah Badu and Jodeci at the State Farm Freedom Friday Party hosted by Ne-Yo, Salt-N-Pepa and performer/host Doug E. Fresh at the Ford VIP After Party, Jazmine Sullivan, K. Michelle, Avery Sunshine at the Steve Harvey Morning Show live broadcast, Yolanda Adams at the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, and more.
Tickets for the Ford Neighborhood Awards show and weekend events are available via Ticketmaster. The 2015 Neighborhood Awards Weekend includes support from Ford Motor Company, State Farm, Masterbuilt, AARP, McDonald’s, Express Employment Professionals, Tracfone, and DHerbs. Stay tuned into the #1 rated Steve Harvey Morning Show weekdays on the radio or online from 6-10 AM EST at www.SteveHarvey.com for updates on the 2015 Neighborhood Awards Weekend, essential news, daily inspiration, laughs and more from Steve Harvey and his co-hosts.
About the Neighborhood Awards
Steve Harvey and television/radio/film producer Rushion McDonald created the one-of-a-kind Neighborhood Awards (formerly the Hoodie Awards) and Neighborhood Awards Weekend to recognize and celebrate men and women from all over the United States who uplift their neighborhoods through their contributions and excellence as entrepreneurs, religious and community leaders, educators and more. Driven by public nominations, the show bestows 12 non-traditional awards in the followingNeighborhood Awards categories: Best High School Coach, Best Nail Salon, Best School Teacher, Best Car Wash Detail Shop, Best Church Choir, Best Soul Food Place, Best Barber Shop, Best High School, Best Barbecue Place, Best Beauty Salon, Best Church, andBest Community Leader.
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