ATLANTA, June 15, 2015 -- Award-winning entertainers Usher, Tyrese Gibson and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds will heat up the stage in Atlanta, bringing their smooth vocals and superstar performances to the 13th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards at the Philips Arena on Saturday August 8th. 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. Hosted by Steve Harvey – the EMMY-winning talk show, Family Feud and radio star marks his 13th year helming the one-of-a-kind Awards show – welcoming a winning lineup of celebrity presenters and fans coming together for a dazzling night of glamour, filled with laughs, unpredictable moments, exuberant speeches and inspiring entertainment.
Anthony Anderson, Wendy Raquel Robinson, David and Tamela Mann, Michelle Williams, Erica Campbell, Yolanda Adams, Kym Whitley, Roland Martin, Shirley Strawberry, Nephew Tommy, and Carla Ferrell are among the host of celebrity presenters expected, joining Harvey for a witty, jubilant celebration to unveil this year's Neighborhood Awards winners in 12 categories. This year's Top 48 honorees encompass entrepreneurs, community/religious leaders and educators from across the nation, with categories including Best Church and Best Community Leader remaining open for voting online in one category per day until June 16th, on www.NeighborhoodAwards.com.
The 2015 Ford Neighborhood Awards show is the cornerstone event in a four-day lineup of entertainment running August 6-9th in Atlanta, with other signature events during the weekend taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center, featuring appearances from Ne-Yo, Doug E. Fresh, Nephew Tommy, Sheryl Underwood, Erykah Badu, Jodeci, Salt-N-Pepa, Jazmine Sullivan, K. Michelle, Avery Sunshine, Yolanda Adams 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 essential news, daily inspiration, laughs, interviews and more with Steve Harvey and his co-hosts.
About the Neighborhood Awards
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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