Speaking of sexy headliners, Kanye West brings his beautiful dark twisted fantasy to festival fans on the mainstage on Saturday.
We know he’ll bring his hardworking perfectionism to the stage and lucky for us he’s promised “something special” for his festival performance.
Yes, ladies, daddy’s coming home to New Orleans this weekend. Look for the gorgeous singer to take to the EMF stage on Friday night with a performance we’re sure will have everyone on the feet.
Usher always brings his A-game to the stage and his super sexy swagger. That makes two things to look forward to on Friday night when he kicks off the mainstage performances.
On Sunday evening the ever-so-talented Trey Songz will bring his hits to life in a live performance we’re sure will be one to remember. Let’s just hope we don’t miss it all while staring at those lips.
Always one to work it out on the stage, Trey has made it big looking out for who’s really number one — his fans.
You can catch Tank on the Superlounge stage on Friday singing for the ladies. Plus, want to know what’s really on the minds of men? Singer, songwriter, and producer Tank will speak on a panel hosted by ESSENCE magazine Relationship Editor and columnist Demteria Lucas on Friday as part of the Essence Empowerment Experience.
Up and coming singer Timothy Bloom has a beautiful voice. Catch the gorgeous El Paso Texas native on the Superlounge stage on Saturday.
Kem is bringing his sultry sounds (and looks) to the Mainstage on Sunday.
Soul and R&B singer Noël Gourdin joins acts like Macy Gray, Dwele, and Miguel on the Superlounge stage on Friday. We’re definitely adding him to our must-see list.
Sexy singer Miguel’s Friday Superlounge appearance is a “sure thing” and we just can’t wait to see what he’s got for us.
ESSENCE Music Festival well welcome the return of notable vocalist El DeBarge to the Mainstage on Saturday. He joins Jill Scott, Kanye West, and Chaka Khan in the day’s lineup. We’re so looking forward to watching him perform his legendary hits.
There’s nowhere we’d rather be than the Superlounge stage on Saturday afternoon. Why? Three words: Eric Benet performs!
The guys are back! If you miss New Edition as much as we do, you’ll want to free your schedule up on Sunday to watch them all return to the stage to bless us with a sure to be memorable performance.
Admit it, you have a crush on Lance Gross. It’s okay, we do too. That’s why we can’t wait to hear what he has to say about love when he joins a panel for the Transforming Your Life series in the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience on Friday.
Our favorite weekend news eye candy will make an appearance at this year’s festival. Come join in a Q&A with the newsman at the ESSENCE Live Stage on Friday afternoon. Brains and beauty, what a lovely combination.
106 & Park co-host Terrence J. will join Tank, Lance Gross, and others on Friday evening to talk relationships and love with our own Demetria Lucas. When you get there be careful not to look into those eyes for too long, you might get lost like we did.
The former NFL linebacker turned actor brings the heat to the stage at the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience.
The sultry actor is one of the many gorgeous actors the ladies can lineup to see appear on the relationships panel at the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience.
When we told you the lineup was beyond yummy this year we weren’t kidding. Expect to see actor Lamman Rucker, and all this goodness, take the stage with Laz Alonso, Tank, Lance Gross, and Terrence J to discuss relationships during the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience panel.
Calling all ‘The Game’ fans: We know you miss his character Malik, but if you’re headed to EMF you’ll be happy to hear that Hosea Sanchez will be in the building.
Grammy nominated Soul singer Dwele will be serenading ladies on the Superlounge stage on Friday. Get ready for his live performance mix of buttery slow jams and a lively party grooves.
Our favorite crooning quartet bring the soul to the Superlounge state on Friday afternoon. We won’t be missing this reunion of greatness, will you?
Boyz II Men
As part of the continued celebration of the roots of R&B ESSENCE welcomes Philly-bred favorite Boyz II Men. The group will highlight their finest hits from the last two decades on the Mainstage Friday night. We’re so there!
Naughty By Nature
Catch New Jersey cutie pies live on the festival’s Superlounge stage on Saturday afternoon. Hip hop hooray!
Malcolm Jamal Warner
Die-hard Cosby fans get ready. Musician, poet, and actor Malcolm Jamal Warner will make an appearance at the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience series.