The wait is over: Our night-by-night lineup for the 2016 ESSENCE Festival is here! Whether you're all about seeing headliners Mariah Carey, Kendrick Lamar and Maxwell or just-announced additions Puff Daddy & the Family and Common, here's the full breakdown of when you can catch your favorite artists this July 4th weekend in New Orleans.
Friday, July 1
MAINSTAGE: Maxwell, New Edition, Babyface, Tyrese, Faith Evans, Estelle
SUPERLOUNGES: Digable Planets, Daley, Eric Bellinger, Lion Babe, the Internet, Tweet, Mali Music, V. Bozeman, Zakes Bantwini, Skye Wanda.
Saturday, July 2
MAINSTAGE: Mariah Carey, Charlie Wilson, Common, Jeremih
SUPERLOUNGES: Doug E. Fresh, Tink, Jidenna, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, St. Beauty, Lalah Hathaway, Judith Hill, Wizkid, Lady Leshurr
Sunday, July 3
MAINSTAGE: Kendrick Lamar, Puff Daddy & the Family, Ciara, Andra Day
SUPERLOUNGES: MC Lyte, Dej Loaf, Cyril Neville, Leon Bridges, Kehlani, New Breed Brass Band, Robert Glasper Experiment, BJ the Chicago Kid, the Brand New Heavies, Little Simz.
Purchase your ticekts to the 2016 ESSENCE Festival here and check back for more updates.