You've heard the stories, you've probably seen the pictures, and now you're finally ready to attend Essence Fest and experience the hype for yourself. Those who have gone before you will try to give you an idea of what to expect, but take it from me, a man who has been to four of them, you're not ready. There's too much of everything you love in one place, it's sensory overload. The best you can do is survive, so think of this list as a survival guide of sorts for all the dancing, eating, and drinking you will be doing. How you handle each of these situations that will happen is completely up to you. Like the old saying goes, if you stay ready, you don't have to get ready.view gallery...
Tamar Braxton, The Roots, Tank & More Added to 2014 ESSENCE Festival Lineup. Single Night Tix Now Available!
These artists join Prince, Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius and more in New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend for the 20th anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival.read more...