Over 50,000 Attend Tom Joyner's Annual Family Reunion Weekend
September 5, 2014 at 6:24 AM (PT)
REACH MEDIA's TOM JOYNER's 12th Annual ALLSTATE TOM JOYNER FAMILY REUNION was attended by over 50,000 people during LABOR DAY weekend. It was held at the GAYLORD PALMS RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER in ORLANDO, FL.
One of the highlights featured an interview on MICHAEL JACKSON's birthday with THE JACKSONS. The brothers honored their "KING of POP" during TOM JOYNER's SKY SHOW event. KEM and EDDIE LEVERT also performed.
Other events included live broadcasts by REACH MEDIA's YOLANDA ADAMS MORNING SHOW and KEEPIN' IT REAL with AL SHARPTON. There were concerts by KENNY "BABYFACE" EDMONDS, THE JACKSONS, TANK, SYLEENA JOHNSON, FORCE MDS, MARY JANE GIRLS, JOE, YOLANDA ADAMS, CHUBB ROCK, MELLE MEL, THE BAR-KAYS, KURTIS BLOW, KID N' PLAY, and THE TEMPTATIONS REVIEW featuring DENNIS EDWARDS.
ON SUNDAY there was a GOSPEL EXPLOSION hosted by YOLANDA ADAMS and JAMES FORTUNE. The day was highlighted by THE MOTOWN GOSPEL REVEUE 2014 featuring TASHA COBBS, VASHAWN MITCHELL, SMOKIE NORFUL, ANITA WILSON, AND KIERRA SHEARD.
The FAMILY REUNION included celebrity guests PORSHA WILLIAMS, KANDI BURRUSS, MARQUIS DANIELS, IIYASAH SHABAZZ, DON LEMON, DR. EDDIE CONNER, and the kickoff for MICHAEL BAISDEN's casting tour to find talent for his stage play MEN CRY IN THE DARK II.