*Atlanta, GA – Award-winning superstar recording artist Robin Thicke has joined the star-studded list of performers during the 2015 Neighborhood Awards Weekend in Atlanta, along with additional entertainment from performer Tyrese Gibson screening his movie “Shame,” judges David and Tamela Mann joining host Sheryl Underwood to crown the winning singer at the Sing Your Way to the State Farm Freedom Friday Party finale performance, and more.
Thicke will take the stage during the Steve Harvey Morning Show Live Broadcast on Friday August 7th, adding to a sizzling lineup that includes previously-announced headlining performances on Saturday August 8th from award-winning superstars Usher, Tyrese Gibson and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds at the 13th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards, hosted by EMMY-winning Family Feud, talk show and radio star Steve Harvey.
Bringing their signature unforgettable style to light up the stage, Usher will close out the 2015 Ford Neighborhood Awards on August 8th, in addition to a performance set from Tyrese Gibson, and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds opening the show.
Hosting the show for the 13th year, Steve Harvey will be joined by a star-studded roster of award presenters that include Sanaa Lathan, Kandi Burruss, Anthony Anderson, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Michelle Williams, David and Tamela Mann, K. Michelle, Jazmine Sullivan, DeVon Franklin, Erica Campbell, Yolanda Adams, Kym Whitley, Roland Martin, Faith Evans, Ed Gordon, Rickey Smiley, Stephen A. Smith, among others.
Hit-makers Erykah Badu, Jodeci, Salt-N-Pepa, Doug E. Fresh, Jazmine Sullivan, K. Michelle, and Avery Sunshine will also perform during the four-day celebration, with appearances from Ne-Yo, Yolanda Adams, Nephew Tommy, DJ Mars, plus an inspiring lineup of interactive entertainment, seminars and special screenings with Steve Harvey, Tyrese Gibson, Sanaa Lathan, Ed Gordon, Roland Martin, Attorney Benjamin Crump, Dr. Laura Berman, Kandi Burruss, Stephen A. Smith, Loni Love and more.
Besides the cornerstone 2015 Ford Neighborhood Awards show on Saturday August 8th, the four-day celebration’s highlights feature the 3-day State Farm Neighborhood Awards Expo, a signature weekend experience blowout running Friday August 7 – Sunday August 9th, which includes: Family Feud Live hosted by Steve Harvey; the Steve Harvey Morning Show Live Broadcast; College Expo; Greek Step Show; Drumline Showcase; movie screenings; Celebrity Row; the Heart & Soul Health Pavilion; 100 shopping vendor booths; the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour; the Church Choir Competition, and many more events and experiences.
Tickets for the Ford Neighborhood Awards show, Ford VIP After Party, State Farm Neighborhood Awards Expo and State Farm Freedom Friday Party are available via Ticketmaster.
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 nationwide who uplift their neighborhoods through their contributions and excellence as entrepreneurs, religious/community leaders, educators and more.
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.
The 2015 Neighborhood Awards Weekend includes support from Ford Motor Company, State Farm, Masterbuilt, AARP, McDonald’s, Express Employment Professionals, Tracfone, and DHerbs.