EMMY WINNING ENTERTAINER AND AUTHOR
ANNOUNCES PERFORMERS AND MORE FOR 2015 NEIGHBORHOOD AWARDS WEEKEND
Erykah Badu, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Jodeci, Doug E. Fresh, Salt-N-Pepa, Jazmine Sullivan, K. Michelle, Avery Sunshine, Yolanda Adams and Ne-Yo hit the stage for blowout experience in Atlanta
Nominations open now; Awards finalists to be announced
during voting period June 1st-16th
ATLANTA, GA (May 18, 2015) –Steve Harvey, EMMY-winning talk show and Family Feud host and star of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, is ready to kick off another blowout weekend this year with the 13th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards and Neighborhood Awards Weekend running on August 6-9th in Atlanta! Welcoming a stellar lineup of hit entertainment for the Ford Neighborhood Awards show hosted by Steve Harvey and the four-day mix of concerts, comedy, empowering seminars, college expo, singing competitions and more – the weekend will feature headlining performances from Erykah Badu, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Jodeci, Doug E. Fresh, Salt-N-Pepa, Yolanda Adams – plus performances on the Steve Harvey Morning Show live broadcast from Jazmine Sullivan, K. Michelle and Avery Sunshine, and Ne-Yo hosting the State Farm Freedom Friday Party, with additional performers to be announced in the future.
Tickets have been selling fast for this annual destination event experience, which kicks off Thursday, August 6th with the Stand Up Comedy Jam hosted by Nephew Tommy, with those two shows already sold-out. The nominations have continued pouring in nationwide for the Ford Neighborhood Awards show categories on www.NeighborhoodAwards.com, with submissions open in one award category per day until Wednesday May 27th. This year’s awards finalists will be unveiled by the Steve Harvey Morning Show in one category each day when the voting period opens online, which runs Monday, June 1st for voting on the Best High School Coach category, until Tuesday, June 16th for voting on the Best Community Leader.
Say Co-creators Steve Harvey and Rushion McDonald, “This year is another don’t-miss summer celebration takeover in Atlanta! We are bringing you some returning favorites, great performances and inspiring entertainment. Keep sending in your nominations and don’t forget to vote for your neighborhood favorites to see who takes home the awards this year!”
With over 15 signature events and activities during the weekend, the annual Ford Neighborhood Awards show hosted by Steve Harvey is always filled with unforgettable poignant moments, comedy and surprises, with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds’ performance to open this year’s show. Other featured events include the three-day State Farm Neighborhood Awards Expo, the State Farm Freedom Friday Party hosted by Ne-Yo with performances by Erykah Badu and Jodeci, Family Feud Live presented by Ford, the Ford VIP After Party hosted by Doug E. Fresh with performances from him and Salt-N-Pepa, the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour with Yolanda Adams, and the grand prize singing competitions with the Sing Your Way to the State Farm Freedom Friday Party finale hosted by Sheryl Underwood and the Neighborhood Awards Church Choir Competition presented by AARP.
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 following Neighborhood 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, and Best Community Leader.
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