|Bobby Brown at Tom Joyner Family Reunion|
(-photo credit Rance Elgin)
CLICK photo for larger image and gallery
Bobby Brown performed with New Edition at a sold out concert during Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion gathering that attracts over 14,000 people over the weekend. Brown, wearing a white hat and suit accented by a red handkerchief, performed a set that lasted almost two hours with band members Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Johnny Gill. Brown who appeared in good spirits, was greeted wildly by the audience during the opening and stated, “I’m seven and a half years off of narcotics, 21 days clean of alcohol, and I go by the name Bad Ass Bobby Brown!”
Tom Joyner and Bobby Brown backstage (-photo credit Rance Elgin)
Bobby Brown holding child believed to be son (-photo credit Tony Leavell)
More photos below...
Tom Joyner greeted and shared a laugh with Eric Benet and Dottie Peoples
Kem, Eric Benet, Kenny Lattimore and Tom Joyner
Allstate’s Field VP Stacy Sharpe Jones and her husband Lamont Jones were greeted by Kem and Eric Benet at the 2012 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL on Friday
Established in 2003 as the family “party with a purpose,” this budget-friendly event provides the ultimate Tom Joyner experience for the popular personality’s more than eight million weekly listeners. For the 6th consecutive year, Allstate continues its commitment and support of Joyner by serving as the event’s title sponsor. Throughout the weekend, Allstate will showcase their dedication in providing African American families with a fun, affordable vacation by sponsoring the event’s Opening Night Reception, Sunday morning celebrity meet and greet, expo job/career fair, and trip give away to next year’s Family Reunion event. Other 2012 Family Reunion event sponsors include Alzheimer’s Association, Cracker Barrel, Kissimmee, FL, Visit Orlando, Susan G. Komen, United Healthcare, Centric, TBS’ For Better or Worse, Cartoon Network, Fox’s Won’t Back Down and NBC’s Guys with Kids.
Follow the activities this weekend on BlackAmericaweb.com; share on Facebook and re-tweet on twitter. Facebook TJMShow; Twitter @TJMShow #AllstateTJFR