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Essence Music Festival 2017

In 2017, the Essence Music Festival will be taking place over July 4th weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Headliners include Diana Ross, John Legend, Mary J Blige, and Chance The Rapper.

About the Essence Music Festival

The Essence Music Festival originated in 1995 as a celebration of Essence Magazine’s 25th Anniversary. The Essence Music Festival is a huge 3 day event in Louisiana that celebrates Essence, a magazine for African-American women. This festival is known as the “party with a purpose” and locally known as Essence Fest. This festival is the largest event that celebrates African-American culture and music in the United States. This festival includes many artists who rotate on the main stage as well as four standing room only super-lounge stages. It had such a great turnout that the magazine decided to make it an annual tradition. Each year the festival features more and more talented artists and speakers for people to enjoy.

 Some of the acts on the main stage have included: Prince, Janelle Monáe, Mary J. Blige, Lionel Richie, and many more. Some of the super-lounge stage artists are Kourtney Heart, Eve, and August Alsina. Speakers at the festival have included Robin Roberts (ABC’s Good Morning America), Alicia Keys, Nia Long, and Rev. Al Sharpton.

Be sure to check out everything this festival has to offer. Along with the music, other perks are Family Day, Empower U, and Day Party. Essence Music Festival tickets will allow you to see great performances and join an empowering gathering of like-minded people.

Essence Musical Festival 2017 Lineup

Diana Ross

John Legend

Mary J Blige

Chance The Rapper


Chaka Khan

Jill Scott

Master P

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue



Jazmine Sullivan


Silkk The Shocker

Mia X

Rhonda Rhoss

Ari Lennox

Bj The Chicago Kid


Doug E. Fresh

Elle Varner

Emily Estefan


Jhene Aiko

June's Diary

Kelly Price

Lalah Hathaway

Leela James



Moses Sumney


PJ Morton

Remy Ma

Ro James


Sir the Baptist

Teyana Taylor

The Jones Girls ft. Shirley Jones



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