Essence Music Festival Announces Artists to Perform in the Superlounges

 

ANGIE STONE, CHUCK D with PUBLIC ENEMY, COMMON, KENNY LATIMORE & CHANTE MOORE, JERMAINE PAUL, KINDRED, LYFE JENNINGS, NAJEE, NUTTIN BUT STRINGZ, PIECES OF A DREAM, RACHELLE FERRELL, RAHSAAN PATTERSON, REBIRTH BRASS BAND, RUBEN STUDDARD, SLUM VILLAGE, SUNSHINE ANDERSON, AND WILL DOWNING TO PERFORM IN THE SUPERLOUNGES

 

Nation’s Largest Annual Celebration of Black Music and Culture Coming Home to New Orleans July 5, 6, 7

The party will be non-stop at the Louisiana Superdome from the headlining performances on the main stage to the pulsating suites of the rhythm and blues filled “ESSENCE Superlounges” during the 2007 Essence Music Festival. Angie Stone, Chuck D with Public Enemy, Common, Kenny Latimore and Chante Moore, Jermaine Paul, Kindred, Lyfe Jennings, Najee, Nuttin But Stringz, Pieces of a Dream, Rachelle Ferrell, Rahsaan Patterson, Rebirth Brass Band, Ruben Studdard, Slum Village, Sunshine Anderson and Will Downing will perform in the Superlounges, it was announced today by Essence Communications Inc.

Superlounge acts perform for smaller audiences within the Louisiana Superdome simultaneously with the mainstage concerts.

“The Superlounges are the party within the party during the Festival,” says Michelle Ebanks, president, Essence Communications Inc. “Every year the suites are jam-packed and with this incredible line-up, giving Festival goers the best performers in jazz, rhythm and blues, this year will be no exception.”

The night-by-night schedule of Superlounge performances will include:

THURSDAY, JULY 5
Common
Kenny Latimore and Chante Moore*
Pieces of a Dream
Rachelle Ferrell
Rahsaan Patterson*

FRIDAY, JULY 6
Kenny Latimore and Chante Moore*
Najee
Nuttin but Stringz*
Rahsaan Patterson*
Slum Village
Will Downing

SATURDAY, JULY 7
Angie Stone
Chuck D with Public Enemy
Kindred
Lyfe Jennings
Nuttin but Stringz*
Sunshine Anderson

* Acts to perform two nights

Tickets for the evening concerts are on sale immediately at www.ticketmaster.com, (800) 488-5252. A portion of the proceeds will support the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools in New Orleans. For updates on performers, hotel accommodations, ticket prices and weekly promotions log on to www.essence.com.

Sponsors of the 2007 Essence Music Festival include presenting sponsor, Coca-Cola; major sponsors Budweiser, McDonald’s, Sony, U.S. Army and Verizon; and official sponsors L’Oreal Paris, Southwest Airlines and Vaseline. Coca-Cola, Budweiser, and McDonald’s will each host a Superlounge during the Essence Music Festival. Additional sponsors will be announced in the future.

The 2007 Essence Music Festival is produced by Essence Festivals in association with Festival Productions Inc. — New Orleans and AEG Live. Essence Festivals LLC is a division of Essence Communications Inc. (ECI). ECI is also the publisher of ESSENCE magazine. ESSENCE, after 36 years, continues to be the preeminent lifestyle magazine for African-American women.

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