Usher is the latest hot performer to be added to the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival lineup. The multi-platinum-selling, chart-topping, Grammy-winning powerhouse will bring his "OMG" world tour to the New Orleans Superdome on Friday, July 1st. Also joining this year's lineup are Morris Day & The Time, British R&B band Loose Ends, soul singer Noel Gourdin, and newcomer Timothy Bloom...

Essence.com
May, 18, 2011



Usher is the latest hot performer to be added to the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival lineup. The multi-platinum-selling, chart-topping, Grammy-winning powerhouse will bring his "OMG" world tour to the New Orleans Superdome on Friday, July 1st.

Also joining this year's lineup are Morris Day & The Time, British R&B band Loose Ends, soul singer Noel Gourdin, and newcomer Timothy Bloom.

The stellar lineup also includes Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Jill Scott, Fantasia, Chaka Khan and so many more — not to forget, you'll see a special New Edition reunion!

Check out the list of stellar performers now.

The annual festival is just around the corner — grab your tickets now.