The 2013 Festival is excited to have Beyoncé return to the Superdome Main Stage. Check EssenceFestival.com daily for all the latest information on her Festival appearance.
TGT may be the most lethal combination of R&B stardom yet. This supergroup was formed in 2007 and consists of three successful singers: Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank.
Alice Smith is a passionate singer/songwriter/producer who has an unshakable sense of self and the attitude to match. Alice was raised between Washington, D.C., and Augusta, Georgia, on a steady diet of gospel, pop, soul and go-go.
A singer, songwriter, producer, and performer from Kansas City, Kansas, Janelle Monáe’s innovative style melds a redefined pop sensibility with an extraordinary mash-up of soul, funk, and rock n’ roll.
Kourtney Heart is a 19-year-old R&B singer from New Orleans, LA. Her hit single "My Boy," featuring Soulja Boy and New Orleans legend Magnolia Shorty, led to her first major deal with Jive Records.
Grammy Award-nominated singer and New Orleans native Luke James embodies the organic soulfulness that has been lacking in contemporary music lately.
Mia Borders has captured both local and national audiences with her energetic blend of blues, soul, funk and contemporary songwriting. USA Today named the "young soul strutter" as one of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival's hidden surprises.
Talented singer-songwriter, incredible live performer, revered platinum-selling artist, Grammy®-nominated and after over a decade in the music game, Marsha Ambrosius is still here.
Mint Condition is an example of a self-contained, hit-making band in R&B and hip hop.
Rachelle Ferrell, a native Philadelphian, is a recent arrival on the contemporary jazz scene, but she has already made her mark as a crossover artist embracing all musical genres. A quadruple threat—violinist, pianist, vocalist and songwriter—Ferrell has worked with jazz’s greats, including Diz
Canadian born soul singer and six-time Grammy nominated artist, Tamia, possesses a hypnotic charm and a powerhouse voice. She has collaborated with many industry greats such as Quincy Jones, Babyface, Fabolous, Missy Elliott, Gladys Knight, & Eric Benet to name a few.