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This year's the 20th ESSENCE Festival ™ and Walmart lets you celebrate everyday! Find the hottest music, the latest DVDs and the electronics you want all backed by our Low Price Guarantee. Stop by the Walmart booth at the festival or visit Walmart.com for all-access to even more excitement!

thursday, july 3

11:00am-12:30pm:

Registration open for:
• Youth basketball clinics with Legends of the NBA
• AND1 Basketball Skills Challenge
• Walmart Family Financial Showdown

12:30pm-2:30pm :

Youth basketball clinics w/ Legends of the NBA

2:15pm-2:45pm :

Walmart Family Financial Showdown w/ host Gail Perry-Mason

2:30pm-3:00pm :

"The Ultimate Burger" cooking demo w/ Chef Rudy Poindexter

4:30pm-5:15pm :

"Healthy Living On and Off the Court" w/ Legends of the NBA

5:30-6:00pm :

Walmart Family Financial Showdown w/ host Gail Perry-Mason

6:00pm-7:00pm :

AND1 Basketball Skills Challenge

friday, july 4

9:00-9:30AM :

Welcome/Trivia w/ host Tai Beauchamp and DJ Tron

10:15am-10:45am :

Ledisi interview & autograph signing

11:00am-12:00pm :

"What Success Looks Like at Walmart" w/ host Rev. Al Sharpton & autograph signing

1:00pm-1:45pm :

"Amazing Stories with Rob Hardy" featuring Ludacris, Shemar Moore and Laz Alonzo

1:45pm-2:30 :

TD Jakes interview & autograph signing

3:15pm-4:00pm :

Interview with Tank, plus line dancing & autograph signing

4:30pm-5:00pm :

"Get the Look for Less" fashion show w/ hosts Cynthia Bailey and Ray Grayson

5:30pm-6:00pm :

Chante Moore/Lil' Mo performance & autographs signing

Saturday, july 5

9:00-9:30AM :

Trey Trivia/Ask Trey w/ hosts Tai Beauchamp and DJ Tron featuring Trey Songz

9:30am-10:00am :

Chrisette Michele performance & autograph signing

10:00am-10:45am :

P&G's "Male Take" w/ Laz Alonzo

11:00am-12:00pm :

"When Did You First Fall in Love with Hip Hop?" panel & performance

12:15pm-12:30pm :

Are You Trey's Angel? Challenge

12:30pm-1:00pm :

Trey Songz autograph signing

1:00pm-1:45pm :

"Cooking with Chef Rudy" featuring Chef Rudy Poindexter

3:00pm-3:30pm :

Cynthia Bailey autograph signing

3:30pm-3:45pm :

"Smart Style" w/ Tai Beauchamp and Kiyah Wright

5:30pm-6:00pm :

Full Force performance & autograph signing

Sunday, july 6

10:45am-11:30am :

"Bring It! to Walmart @ Essence" entrepreneur competition

11:30am-12:00pm :

P&G's "Black Beauty in the Media" w/ Sanaa Lathan and Myleik Teele

1:00pm-1:45pm :

Erica Campbell performance & autograph signing

1:45pm-2:30pm :

"Women, Wealth and Relationships" w/ MC Lyte

2:30pm-3:15pm :

James Fortune performance & autograph signing

3:15pm-3:45pm :

Jonathan McReynolds performance & autograph signing

3:45pm-4:30pm :

"Black Love and Relationships" w/ Tina & Teddy, Tamar & Vince, Tamela & David and more.

4:30pm-5:00pm :

Tamela Mann performance & autograph signing

5:30pm-6:00pm :

Uncle Reece performance/Central South autograph signing/DJ Party

5:30pm-6:00pm :

Full Force performance & autograph signing

 

 

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  1. @essencefest: #JustEngaged! Jamila Phillips and Washington Redskins' Chris Baker. http://t.co/Lzlu7F3vIs http://t.co/xOhVkpLkus
  2. @essencefest: Celeb visit: Tamar Braxton stopped by ESSENCE to talk about the third season of her hit reality show "Tamar & Vince". http://t.co/q2itJrUnFc
  3. @essencefest: Style Icon: The world remembers #OscarDeLaRenta. Check out some of our fav celebs in some of his amazing looks. http://t.co/7TJjwc3sJS...
  4. @essencefest: Golden Ticket: Star Jones at the Angel Ball 2014 hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street. http://t.co/XMMZbfiu3k
  5. @essencefest: Brooklyn's Finest: Spike Lee and honoree Rosie Perez at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's annual benefit dinner....
  6. @essencefest: A Formal Family: Alicia Keys and Swizz Beat at the 2014 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. http://t.co/VK2TpxHhGe
  7. @essencefest: Two Step: Jamie Foxx and Tina Knowles at the Angel Ball 2014 hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation in NYC. http://t.co/iXm0gghFtZ
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