Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

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.

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