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[Photos] 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion Rocks One More Time, Despite Hurricane

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion (ATJFR), the “Party with a Purpose,” kept rockin’ didn’t miss a beat all through Labor Day weekend at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, despite Hurricane Dorian threatening to bear down on Florida.

As usual, the ATJFR boasted its massive free expo local vendors and annual sponsors, including Denny’s, McDonald’s, Allstate, BET, AARP, as well as new sponsors this year: The Bahamas, NASA, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and even the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Yes, the FBI. Several FBI agents shared their experiences in a panel discussion during this year’s event.

Here’s a quick visual nutshell of this year’s celebration of Tom Joyner’s final year before retirement, in case you evacuated for Hurricane Dorian and missed it.

Ricky Smiley got families singing their best karaoke during the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Photo: J&K Photography.

Ricky Smiley got families singing their best karaoke during the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Photo: J&K Photography.

Tom Joyner (left) shouted on as Robin Thicke rocks the AARP Grown Folks Night during the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Photo: Rance Elgin.

Tom Joyner (left) shouted on as Robin Thicke rocks the AARP Grown Folks Night during the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Photo: Rance Elgin.

Brownstone proved that they've still got it for their original fans and a new generation during the AARP Grown Folks Night for the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Photo: Rance Elgin.

Brownstone proved that they’ve still got it for their original fans and a new generation during the AARP Grown Folks Night for the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Photo: Rance Elgin.

 

As with any African American-focused event, Sunday equals church day, and this year, Black & Positively Golden (McDonald’s) presented the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, which featured such gospel juggernauts as Erica Campbell and Isaac Caree.

Isaac Caree performed a great set during the Black & Positively Golden Presents Inspiration & Celebration Gospel Tour for the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Photo: J&K Photography.

Isaac Caree performed a great set during the Black & Positively Golden Presents Inspiration & Celebration Gospel Tour for the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Photo: J&K Photography.

Erica Campbell sang her heart out during the Black & Positively Golden Presents Inspiration & Celebration Gospel Tour for the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Photo: J&K Photography.

Erica Campbell sang her heart out during the Black & Positively Golden Presents Inspiration & Celebration Gospel Tour for the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Photo: J&K Photography.

 

Campbell also sat down with Tom Joyner Morning Show co-host Sybil Wilkes for an interview on her new book, More than Pretty: Doing the Soul Work that Uncovers Your True Beauty.

Tom Joyner Morning Show co-host Sybil Wilkes interviewed Erica Campbell during the Black & Positively Golden Presents Inspiration & Celebration Gospel Tour for the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Photo: J&K Photography.

Tom Joyner Morning Show co-host Sybil Wilkes interviewed Erica Campbell during the Black & Positively Golden Presents Inspiration & Celebration Gospel Tour for the 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Photo: J&K Photography.

Both Campbell and Caree signed autographs and took photos with fans.

There was plenty more star power and family fun where that came from, of course, including the Bahamas Pool Party, which featured live music and great food. Tom Joyner had one surefire blast with families, all while continuing to benefit HBCUs.

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Mellissa Thomas is Editor for Florida National News. | mellissa.thomas@floridanationalnews.com

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