Sponsors & Partners

The 2015 ESSENCE Festival® is excited to have these partners join us for our weekend of music, culture and entertainment.



Coca-Cola invites you to taste the NOLA experience at the 2015 ESSENCE Festival®! Visit www.cokeessencefest.com for updates and join us in July at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for memorable moments of celebration and refreshing Coca-Cola!


State Farm

Ford Motor Company is proud to help ESSENCE celebrate many years of uplifting the community through empowerment and entertainment. As the exclusive automotive sponsor of the 2015 ESSENCE Festival®, we look forward to demonstrating how we Go Further in vehicle technology, design and fuel efficiency. For more information, visit ford.com.


Visit the McDonald’s booth for free concerts and free McCafè® samples.* McDonald’s is proud to celebrate the pride, heritage and achievement of extraordinary African Americans at the 365Black Awards, July 3rd in the New Orleans theater at Ernest Morial Convention Center during the ESSENCE Festival®. Visit 365Black.com for more details! Follow us on Twitter @365Black!

*While supplies last

State Farm
We are all together beautiful! When we show up, we show out! We invite you to connect in a spirit of unity with P&G’s My Black is Beautiful and brands like Cover Girl, Pantene and Olay for a weekend of empowerment, complete with beauty makeovers and more.

Come celebrate with us!

State Farm/MBIB

State Farm

The Next Big Thing is coming to the 2015 ESSENCE Festival(registered mark)! Visit the Samsung Galaxy Experience at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to check out Samsung’s newest suite of products, experience a world of virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR, win tickets to the Superdome concerts, and more.


State Farm

The moves make the woman! Like the perfect Electric Slide, success starts with the right moves. State Farm® can help you reach your goals by making you feel comfortable with the moves you make. Visit our booth to Groove your way to fabulous prizes.

Find your CONFIDENCE at www.StateFarm.com


Join Verizon as we connect you with the latest technology, celebrity surprises and an unforgettable ESSENCE Festival® experience. Because when every moment matters like it does during ESSENCE Festival® weekend, you should be connected to the largest, most reliable 4G LTE network.

State Farm

official media partner




Louisiana Lottery is bringing the love to the 2015 ESSENCE Festival® with lottery tickets and prizes. Just visit our booth for your chance to win!

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  1. @essencefest: July is just around the corner. Get your tickets to #ESSENCEFest 2015, on sale now! http://t.co/FlKqVTGRfP http://t.co/NUNJWWDNPe
  2. @essencefest: Watch #ESSENCEFest alum Stevie Wonder and Pharrell in Snoop Dogg's new video #CaliforniaRoll. http://t.co/y48KKM3dS6 http://t.co/uVFiwsXhQy
  3. @essencefest: These 5 songs made us fall in love with #ESSENCEFest performer, @Wale! Which is your fave? http://t.co/YntqNjkvNr http://t.co/R30Cy0a8CU
  4. @essencefest: Our girl @sevyn, hard at work answering questions on #essencefest's Facebook page. Ask away: http://t.co/huhcY7aBoI@ http://t.co/iR4Gbdpfk1
  5. @essencefest: RT @sevyn: Facebook Q&A on ESSENCE Festival's Facebook page. Get your questions ready, head to FB and let's talk at 6p/3pst! http://t.co/8Z?
  6. @essencefest: It's time! Head over to our Facebook Q&A and ask question for @sevyn: http://t.co/huhcY7aBoI https://t.co/OTzpzS5Bye
  7. @essencefest: We are praying for #ESSENCEFest alum August Alsina, who's battling a serious eye disease. http://t.co/asDkbhJ0Qn http://t.co/1GbFPbv6lJ
  8. @essencefest: Yes, please ask questions in the comment section! RT @jxggxrs_: @essencefest @sevyn Do we put our questions in the comments of your post?

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