You can't say New Orleans without mentioning bounce music and this year, the 2017 ESSENCE Festival is excited to bringing the current queen of the popular genre front and center.
Joining the Fourth of July weekend festivities, NOLA's own Big Freedia will grace the Festival's Beauty & Style Expo Stage and Beauty Carnival. Fans and attendees will get a front row seat to hear from the entertainer and reality TV star, who will bring the authentic spirit and culture of New Orleans to life as only she can direct from Centerstage.
Big Freedia rose to fame in 1999 and has most recently left her mark on pop culture with the hit reality TV series, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, as well a guest appearance on Beyonce's Grammy Award-winning single "Formation" from her critically-acclaimed Lemonade album.
Freedia joins an already exciting lineup of today's best in Beauty and Fashion including Kim Kimble, Ty Hunter, Chante Moore, Glam Twinz, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Ellarie and many more. E! News host and TV personality Zuri Hall will return to host the Beauty & Style stage.
For more on everything in store for the 2017 ESSENCE Festival, including info on tickets, travel and a look at all the performers who will be taking the stage, visit the official website HERE. See you in NOLA!