For the past several years, national radio host Tom Joyner, has had a family convention and expo in the Orlando area called the Tom Joyner Family Reunion. The “reunion” is full of entertainment for his radio listeners and fans, and is held annually during the Labor Day weekend. This years event brought out over 12,000 families.
Headquartered at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, last weekends event included some of the top R&B, hip hop, jazz artists, and comedians. Featured artist included concerts by Maze featuring Frankie Beverly on Friday night and Bell Biv Devoe and Rickey Smiley performing on Saturday night. Sunday morning Erica Campbell performed “The Gospel Explosion.”
Also on the weekend agenda was TJFR co-host Sybil’s Book Club featuring White House correspondent April Ryan. Attendees participated and networked in sessions focused on: college, community, health/beauty, youth empowerment, teen development. Retail vendors were plentiful, and mornings were filled with breakfast hosted by Tom Joyner himself.
Attendees and fans left their imprint on the greater Orlando area as participants commented on the fact that the event is an annual party with a purpose. The Tom Joyner Morning Show reaches more than 8 million listeners each week in more than 115 markets.