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Tickets & VIP Packages

Be a Festival VIP and get the best seats, exclusive access and much more with our newly designed, limited edition packages. VIP Single Night Package Benefits Include:

• Front, center-stage seating at the Superdome
• VIP All Access passes backstage at the Superdome, with complimentary cocktails and food
• Exclusive ESSENCE Festival invitations to weekend events
• VIP seating at the ESSENCE® Empowerment Experience at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
• Limited edition welcome tote bag
• Limited edition commemorative Festival T-shirt
• Complimentary one-year subscription to ESSENCE®
• Plus much more!

Ticket prices are subject to additional taxes and fees charged by Ticketmaster. See for details.

VIP PACKAGES - Starting at $1100

DATES: July 4-6, 2014

(Ticket prices per night – July 4, 5 or 6, 2014)

STAGE FRONT SEATS - Starting at $263

STAGE REAR SEATS - Starting at $133

PLAZA LEVEL - Starting at $123

LOGE LEVEL - Starting at $88

TERRACE LEVEL - Starting at $58


2014 ESSENCE Festival weekend ticket packages may no longer be available.  

Single night tickets prices are subject to availability and may vary. Ticket options may be limited closer to Festival weekend so get your single night tickets today! Prices do not include taxes or fees. See for details.

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