ESSENCE Fest is about more than the great artists, food and gifts, it's about you being your best you! Every year, we want to make sure you leave better than you came and with our highly anticipated Empower U workshops, you are guaranteed to see things in a new way. With hand-picked experts, ESSENCE editors to guide you along the way, you will learn about money and power, love and relationships, and health and fitness during ESSENCE Empower U.
Check out the line up for #EmpowerU!view gallery...
Leela James Talks New Season of R&B Divas, Supporting Her Friend's Battle With Cancer and Ledisi/Grammy's Controversy
#EssenceFest alum and soul singer, Leela James is on a roll! Not only has she been brought back as a cast-member in the new season R&B Divas but she is also performing on the road with Ledisi! Leela took a moment to chat with us about the new season of R&B Divas, supporting her friend's battle with cancer, and how she feels about the infamous Ledisi/Grammy's controversy.read more...
For the third time in his career, independent artist Bilal is set to perform at ESSENCE Fest this coming July. Since his first single, "Soul Sista," hit the airways in 2001, the singer-songwriter extraordinaire has proven himself worthy of the ESSENCE Fest stage and being our man crush by continously releasing quality music that makes us feel good enough to two-step to.
Be sure to check him out during #EssenceFest 2015, in July!view gallery...