Road To Festival

April 26 - Atlanta, GA

May 3 - Chicago, IL
[1300 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL]

May 10 - Dallas, TX
[3155 West Wheatland Road, Dallas, TX]

May 17 - Laurel, MD
[3549 Russett Green, Laurel, MD]

Experience the Road to ESSENCE Festival™ - a FREE fun day of live music, celebrity visits, great conversation, cool giveaways and much more at these Walmart stores:

Time:  12 NOON to 6PM each day

*Date, cities and store location subject to change. Performers and speakers scheduled to appear and subject to change.

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  1. @essencefest: #happybirthday to the King of Pop MICHAEL JACKSON! We remember the way he made us feel.
  2. @essencefest: InstaFam: Tracee Ellis Ross takes a photo with her brother Evan as they celebrate his birthday.
  3. @essencefest: Mommy Time: Amber Rose shares a popsicle with her son Bash. What are you doing with the kids this weekend?
  4. @essencefest: All Love: Gladys Knight caught a match at the 2014 US Open in New York City.
  5. @essencefest: Casual Cool: Idris Elba arrives to tape an episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in Hollywood.
  6. @essencefest: Print that! Mel B. at the 'America's Got Talent' Post-Show Red Carpet at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
  7. @essencefest: Game Face: Serena Williams arrives at the Arthur Ashe Stadium for the 2014 US Open in Queens.
  8. @essencefest: The Huddle: Taye Diggs and NFL player Jon Beason at the interactive tour of MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

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