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On August 5, 2011, the Tom Joyner Back to School event comes back to Cincinnati!

Join us from 6AM until 2PM at Taft Information Technology High School at 420 Ezzard Charles, Cincinnati Ohio, 45202.

The Tom Joyner Morning Show will be broadcasting live from 6AM – 10AM, The Lincoln Ware Show from 1230AM WDBZ will broadcast live from 10AM – 2PM, and EJ Greig from 101.1 The WIZ will broadcast live from 10AM – 2PM.

The morning show’s special guest contributor comedian Damon Williams will be hosting this year’s onsite back to school event. Damon Williams, seen as the host of several episodes of “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” and numerous times on “BET’s Comic View,” is considered one of the most elite up and coming comedians to hit the comedy circuit in a long time. He’s opened shows for some of the most popular artists in soul music including stars like Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross, Ray Charles, James Brown and Jamie Foxx. Williams is a regular weekly contributor to the TJMS bringing comedic observations on the funniest and most outrageous news stories of the day.

National Sponsors: Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Partners: NASA, NFL Play 60

Booths

Booths and information on the following will be provided by Cincinnati Public School Booths: Transportation, Student Services, Food Services, After School, Parents for Public Schools, General Information, Taft Stem Program, Gifted Academy.

Vendors

In addition, vendors include: Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs (tentative), Center for Closing the Health Gap (childhood obesity), Community Action Agency, Nia Education, Northern Kentucky University, and the Fun Factory.

There will be a 1230 The Buzz Kid’s Corner where we will have coloring pages, crafts, etc.

The Bengals Mascot “Who Dey” will also make a special appearance!

Entertainment for the day includes:

LeAndria Young: Poet/Singer

9am, 11am, 1pm

Suziki Violinists

10am

Alan Lawson (Hip Hop Violinist)

10:45am

Ciera Hearn (Singer)

11:30am

Annie Ruth: Artist/Poet

12:30pm

Princess Ballerinas

1:15pm and 1:30pm

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