July 3 - 6 | New Orleans, LA
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The 20th Anniversary of the Festival will be our biggest year ever with our concerts each night in the Superdome, our FREE ESSENCE(R) Empowerment Experience and other fun activities at the Convention Center and a weekend filled with official events each day throughout New Orleans. Be sure to keep checking this page or do any of the following to be one of the first to know about the must-attend Festival Weekend Events we are planning for you.
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Latest News & Photos
- @essencefest: InstaLove: Someone got this shot of #EssenceFest alum Kevin Hart pulling out the ring for Eniko Parrish. #JustEngaged http://t.co/4YcLvWInHN
- @essencefest: Pucker up! Ciara gives the cameras a kissy face pic while in NYC. http://t.co/lUz3OJqbxX
- @essencefest: Congrats Gabrielle Williams on your McDonald?s 365Black Community Choice Youth Award. Visit http://t.co/GA7Tj0tED2 http://t.co/z6XwanJHtT
- @essencefest: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
- @essencefest: What do you think #EssenceFest alum Mrs. Carter has planned for her performance this weekend? #BeyonceVMApredications http://t.co/ks6uHE1Cof
- @essencefest: A look back at K. Michelle rocking the #EssenceFest Now Playing stage #TBT http://t.co/QGHdVqmQCB http://t.co/2g1U1CG5p0
- @essencefest: Congrats Skyler Grey on your McDonald?s 365Black Community Choice Youth Award. Visit http://t.co/MwGAWcNebG http://t.co/5ec7Y8db2Z
- @essencefest: The lady who lunches: Rihanna did some casual dining this week at the Da Silvano restaurant in New York City. http://t.co/P8ZJA4hIOo