Mariah is a main stage act for festival this summer.
2015 festival headliner Kendrick Lamar is hitting the New Orleans mainstage once again!
Maxwell is back with new music and back on the ESSENCE Festival mainstage.
Ciara is hitting the mainstage for festival 2016!
Uncle Charlie is hitting the mainstage once again during ESSENCE Festival 2016.
Tyrese returns to the Essence Fest mainstage.
R&B diva Faith Evans will perform on the mainstage at this year's festival.
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds will hit the mainstage at ESSENCE Festival 2016.
The soulful songstress is hitting the ESSENCE Fest main stage this summer.
Lion Babe, lead by the vivacious Jillian Hervey, is a superlounge act for Festival 2016.
The two-time festival performer, Mali Music, is using his soulful voice on the superlounge stage.
The R&B songbird will bring her soulful sounds to the 22nd annual ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans June 30-July 3.
These ESSENCE fest alums are hitting the mainstage once again! Who's up for some "Candy Girl?"
Estelle returns to the Essence Festival for more good vibes.
Golden-voiced Lalah Hathaway returns to make more sweet music at Essence Fest.
The Grammy nominee and ESSENCE Black Women in Music performer is headed to the main stage this year! Andra was a festival perfomer in 2015 too!
The R&B singer will make his ESSENCE Festival debut.
The Voice alum and Grammy winner is a superlounge songstress.
BJ is an artist to watch at the Superlounge.
The "Classic Man" singer is bringing his music and style to the superlounge.
The rapper and singer is headed to the ESSENCE fest superlounge.
The Empire soul songstress is a superlounge singer this year.
Neville is a New Orleans native set to take on the superlounge.
Daley is taking the stage at the superlounge during festival 2016.
The R&B singer is taking over the superlounge during festival.
Nigerian artist Wizkid is performing on the world music stage at ESSENCE Fest.
The British-Jamaican rapper is a superlounge performer at ESSENCE Festival 2016.
The "River" singer is hitiing the ESSENCE Festival 2016 Superlounge stage.
Little Simz is a superlounge act.
Mentored by mega music producer Timbaland, Tink is a superlounge singer and rapper hitting the festival stage.
The award winning New Orleans-jazz style band is a superlounge perfomer.
Perfoming on the World Music Stage is African artist Zakes Bantwini.
This hip-hop legend is a superlounge act for ESSENCE Fest 2016.
Soul band, The Internet, is hitting the superlounge ESSENCE fest stage.
The New Orleans band that specializes in funk, rock, hip-hop and jazz is taking over the superlounge stage in their hometown during festival.
The Black Radio musicians are headed to the ESSENCE Festival superlounge.
This UK acid jazz band is a superlounge festival act.
Signed to Janelle Monae's Wondaland Records, St. Beauty is set to sing on the superlounge stage for festival 2016.
Skye Wanda is an artist from Durban, South Africa who is headed to the world music stage for festival 2016.