Your girlfriend may have taken the trip. Your cousin may have raved about it. However, for some reason, you’ve never made it to the annual ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans. This year’s event is being held from July 4 – 7 and you’re invited to indulge in four fun-filled days with some of today’s hottest musicians and thought leaders. To get you motivated, we’ve highlighted the main reasons to consider booking your Festival trip once and for all.
Music: Where else could you see performances from a diverse group of artists like Beyoncé, Jody Watley, LL Cool J and Les Nubians? Regardless of the genre of music you prefer, there's something for everyone.
Culture. The ESSENCE brand is very much about empowering people to live with purpose and working to improve their lifestyles in areas spanning from health to relationships. That’s why a variety of influential thinkers will speak on the issues that matter most to you and your communities. From Rev. Al Sharpton to Iyanla Vanzant, you’re invited to attend various seminars that all share the goal of enriching your life.
Food. There is no way you’d travel to New Orleans without experiencing the amazing food the city has to offer. Would gumbo, shrimp creole, po-boys or beignets satisfy your appetite?
Community. As you attend the impressive number of musical performances and empowerment seminars planned and roam the streets of New Orleans, you’re bound to meet loads of people. The ESSENCE Festival has always been a great way to establish new relationships.