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Steve Harvey has brought the Ford Neighborhood Awards to the Georgia World Congress Center, 1 Georgia Dome Drive Northwest, to celebrate neighborhoods and neighbors. The four-day event opened on Aug. 6, and will end on Sunday, Aug. 9, and showcases the best of neighborhoods—best barber shop, best church choir, best car wash—and celebrating regular folks. Celebrity performers include Ne-Yo, Robic Thicke, Salt-n-Pepa and Doug E. Fresh. Other events will include the taping of Harvey’s “Family Feud” live, his morning show and the awards show at Philips Area. Other offerings include a table classics game room, a singing competition, health pavilion, drum line showcase and seminars. For tickets and more information, visit

The Atlanta music scene will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 8 and Sunday, Aug. 9, at The 25th Wrecking Ball, at the outdoor Masquerade Music Park, 95 North Ave. NE, Atlanta. The two-day event features 60 bands offering a cornucopia of rock, punk, hardcore, port-hardcore, Emo and more on four stages. Single day tickets are $65; two day tickets are available. For more information, visit

Also appearing in concert this weekend in the metro Atlanta area: Steely Dan and Elvis Costello and the Imposters will appear at Chastain Park Amphitheater, 7 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 9. Tickets are $45, $65 and $125. Doors open at 6 p.m., and coolers and carry-ins are allowed. For more information, visit

Hark back to the 1980’s with Boy George and Culture Club at the Fox Theater, 660 Peachtree St NE, Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets run between $64.60 and $116.40. For more information, visit

On Wednesday, Aug. 12, Incubus and the Deftones will appear at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. Special guests include Death from Above 1979 and The Bots. The concert starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $32, $46.50, $56.50 and $106.50. For more information, visit

Finish out the summer of concerts at Southern Ground Amphitheater, 301 LaFayette Ave., Fayetteville, will be Wynonna and the Big Noise performing her biggest hits as well as her favorite covers and songs. Tickets are $45 and $58. For more information, visit