Essence Music Festival

It’s that time of year! Every July, New Orleans, the southern city, fills up with women, families, friends, and more to enjoy, empower, be entertained and more. From celebrity-filled panels to star-studded musical guests and more, Essence Festival brings out the best…so naturally, there is style! See who turned up the fashion to match the heat […]

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Earlier today Essence Magazine announced the lineup to their annual Essence Music Festival in New Orleans July 6 – 8. Mary J. Blige, Fantasia Aretha Franklin, Charlie Wilson, SWV, Dru Hill, Ledisi, Estelle, Goapele, Vivian Green, and many more are slated to perform over the three-day event. Click here to check out the full roster. […]

It’s that time of year again! The 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival will roll into New Orleans this summer, just days after the 4th of July. Wondering who you can expect to see? Aretha Franklin Mary J. Blige Fantasia Keyshia Cole Ledisi Estelle Goapele SWV Vivian Green Bridget Kelly Dru Hill Charlie Wilson Stephanie Mills Raheem […]

VIA: TVOneOnline.com Wait did you see that? With the artists giving amazing performances, you may have been too star struck to check out these moments that took place this summer during the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. Here some moments you might not have noticed during last night’s broadcast on “TV One Night Only: […]

If you didn’t make it to the Essence Music Festival at the New Orleans Superdome this Independence Day weekend, The Urban Daily has exclusive content from one of the summer’s most anticipated festivals.  Kanye West headlined the show on Saturday night, and in signature Kanye fashion, Mr.West brought out ‘all of the lights’, fireworks, smoke, […]

All of our favorite celebrities headed down to the NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) this weekend to participate in the annual Essence Music Festival for a weekend full of concerts, conferences and parties. The festival kicked off yesterday with performances from Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Charlie Wilson, Fantasia and many more. Taraji P. Henson, Lance Gross, Kesia […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) 2121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 When: July 4, 1995 What: The Essence Music Festival debuted in 1995 and is now the largest festival to celebrate African-American contemporary music and culture in the United States. The three day celebration has always been held in New Orleans, […]