Join us at the ESSENCE CENTER STAGE and FAN ZONE as we go LIVE at the ESSENCE FESTIVAL Friday to Sunday and we celebrate YOU with celebrity interviews, engaging programming, meet and greets, cool giveaways and much more. Be sure to download the FREE Festival APP and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for program updates.
CENTER STAGE HOST FRESH JOHNSON
By mid-sentence, it'll be clear where Fresh Johnson is from. The New Orleans native has been riding the airwaves for the past nine years and enjoys the times when she can step from behind the mic and onto the stage. You can catch Fresh on Power 102.9 every weekend with the latest music, lifestyle updates and entertainment news!
Center Stage DJ FRANCES JAYE started her own online radio station in 2002 and this self professed music lover is making a noise while playing "The Music That Gets Your Head Right." Neosoulcafe.com has been a go to for music heads looking for something that they cannot find on traditional radio. Frances Jaye is currently on her 5th year of spinning on the Capital Jazz Supercruise, She has opened up for artists including Ledisi, Eric Roberson, Donnie, Mint Condition, LiV Warfield, Yazarah and many more.
Since 1986 Body By Denise, Inc. (BBD) has been providing a multilevel fitness program to the residents of the New York tri-state area who come out for a high energy, intense, yet rewarding, workout which includes basic, yet effective nutritional guidelines for weight management weight-loss, and health awareness to communities who lack many of the important factors needed for a healthier lifestyle. BBD helps individuals live healthier lifestyles one pound at a time through LIFE; Live In Fitness Everyday, it's the only way!
Body By Denise - Friday 10AM - 10:40AM, Saturday & Sunday 9:50AM - 10:35AM
Oxygen is preaching to the choir! The Preachers Of L. A. discuss Season 2, premiering August 20th, and Deitrick Haddon & Michelle Williams announce Fix My Choir, which premieres this Fall!
Preachers of L.A. - 06/05 11:50am
Fix My Choir - 06/05 3:00pm
Don't miss Coach D and the Dancing Dolls from Lifetime's hit show, Bring It! performing every day on the Center stage:
Join us at Center Stage with Anthony Anderson, star of the new family comedy Black-ish and executive producer, Kenya Barris as they talk about their new series coming to ABC Wednesdays this fall.
Saturday @ 2:00PM
Sunday @ 11:25PM
PROGRAMMING AND SEGMENT TIMING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL ESSENCE FESTIVAL APP FOR WEEKEND UPDATE MESSAGES.
Latest News & Photos
- @essencefest: Fashion Statement: #EssenceFest alum Mary J Blige at the Alexander Wang X H&M Launch in New York City. http://t.co/zWWMaqDge7
- @essencefest: Speaker for the day: Robin Roberts delivered the keynote speech at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia....
- @essencefest: Celeb for a Cause: Halle Berry at God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards in New York City. http://t.co/PLVelEkLi4
- @essencefest: From the City of Brotherly Love - let's give it up for today's #EyeCandy: actor Kevin Moore. http://t.co/NgN257TYLD http://t.co/AP7eFVqxFH
- @essencefest: Class Photo: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls 2014 graduating class in South Africa with their founder. http://t.co/SjRLrT1pU4
- @essencefest: @TammieHolland http://t.co/JfmkgbIQvP
- @essencefest: Celeb for a Cause: actor/activist Jesse Williams was captured in this touching photo during #FergusonOctober in St. Louis....
- @essencefest: Ashanti gave us chic style for her birthday at TAO in New York City. What are you celebrating this weekend? http://t.co/OXzOwfDLyE