Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion Returns, Celebrating Families and the African-American Community for 17th Year

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, and Allstate Insurance Company are once again celebrating the importance of family fun for every generation by partnering to present the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion. The prominent event, now in its 17th year will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida on Labor Day weekend, August 29–September 2. This is Allstate’s 14th year working with Joyner to create this famed event that this year highlights the 25 year career of Tom Joyner along with artists/talent that include Charlie Wilson, The Bonfyre, Brandy, Robin Thicke, Leela James, Guy Torry, Erica Campbell, Rickey Smiley, Donald Lawrence, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard, Sir The Baptist, Ty Tribbett, DJ Standout, Lonnie Hunter, Shanice Wilson, Ollie Gabriel, Brownstone, Kim Coles, Bebe Winans, Isaac Carree, DJ Kool, DJ, Kev-Ski, DJ Flamingo and more.  Once again Orlando’s Start 94.5 collaborates with Tom Joyner to bring one of the biggest events that celebrates the African-American community in Central Florida.

Attracting more than 25,000 people annually, the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion welcomes families from all over the country for a weekend filled with concerts, celebrity interactions, enlightening seminars, and one of the largest family-themed expos for the African-American community, with a focus on education, health and beauty, arts and culture, entertainment, shopping, and endless activities. The event’s free and renowned Fam-Fest Expo is open to the public the entire weekend with a daily schedule that has something for family members of all ages. Also in the Allstate Family Expo – this year there will be $10,000 to share in over the weekend with activities to participate in, to win that extra spending money.

Allstate celebrates 15years as the title sponsor of the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion in 2019. As a longtime partner, Allstate has supported Tom Joyner and his vision to further initiatives dedicated to education, family and community service. This year, Allstate invited listeners on the Tom Joyner Morning Show to share Stories of Strengths to enter for a chance to win a family package to this year’s event. Allstate’s Stories of Strength contest recognizes everyday individuals in our community doing extraordinary things. At the Allstate footprint in the Family Reunion, guests can learn about financial planning and career opportunities at Allstate, as well as participate in a variety of entertaining activities.

Here are some of the highlights of the lineup for the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion:

Friday, Aug. 29 

·       Sky Show 

o  DJ Kool, Dj Kev-Ski and DJ Flamingo


·       The Free Allstate Family Fun Expo – Free

o  Shanice Wilson, Ollie Gabriel & Rickey Smiley

·       “The Tom Joyner One More Time Experience” Concert 

o  Brandy, Robin Thicke, Leelah James & Guy Torry


Saturday, Aug. 30 

·       The Free Allstate Family Fun Expo – Free

o  Brownstone, Kim Coles and Rickey Smiley

·       “The Tom Joyner One More Time Experience” Concert 

o  Charlie Wilson and The Bonfyre


Sunday, Aug. 31:

·       The Allstate Family Fun Expo – Free

o  Erica Campbell, BeBe Winans and Isaac Carree

o  Rickey Smiley

·       McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden™ presents the 13thannual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour with

o  Donald Lawrence, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard, Sir the Baptist, Tye Tribbett, DJ Standout and host Lonnie Hunter

The Tom Joyner Sky Show will broadcast the nationally syndicated show live on Friday from this year’s event as part of a weekend filled with LIVE performances for the true music lovers in the Expo and concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday night, R&B fans will enjoy soulful artists like Brandy, Robin Thicke, Leelah James and comedy from Guy Torry. Saturday, get ready for Charlie…last name Wilson with a special performance by The Bonfyre! Then, it’s Sunday inspiration with a LIVE performance in the Expo Hall from Gospel artist and syndicated radio host, Erica Campbell. And don’t forget to catch Erica Campbell during Sybil’s Book Club!

The praise continues into the evening with the McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden™presents the 13thannual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour with BeBe Winans, Donald Lawrence, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard, Sir the Baptist, Tye Tribbett, Isaac Carree, and DJ Standout and host, Lonnie Hunter. And don’t miss the comedic antics from performer and radio host, Rickey Smiley, as he delivers his own style of karaoke, a seminar on parenting and a comedy camp!

The 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion is even more poignant, as Joyner celebrates 25 years as a leader in the entertainment industry. Joyner, who announced that he will retire from broadcasting in December of 2019, revolutionized radio when his daily, African-American targeted music show premiered featuring news, interviews, LIVE performances, and more. While continuing to celebrate his career and impact, the legendary host remains a mainstay with multiple brand extensions that include annual events, engaging digital platforms and a dedication to serving, empowering and educating his loyal community/audience.

“I am so proud of the fun, entertainment-filled atmosphere that we created all those years ago to truly celebrate Black families and what we love,” said Joyner. “We gladly continue this tradition, and I know it will be our best year yet.”

The Tom Joyner Sky Show will broadcast the nationally syndicated show LIVE, Friday, from this year’s event as part of a weekend filled with live performances including Shanice and Ollie Gabriel from NBC’s Songland.  DJ Kool, DJ Kev-Ski, and DJ Flamingo will set the stage for the “Old School” dance contest for audience members to win a chance at the Family Reunion Money Machine.

Initiated in 2003, Joyner’s Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion has featured a stellar lineup of today’s hottest entertainers. Tom Joyner radio affiliate Star 94.5/Orlando will invite the Central Florida audience to participate throughout the weekend.

For more information about the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion and to see a full schedule of events, visit

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