No one was going to get in the way of Jill Scott's performance at the 2010 ESSENCE Festival. She'll return to the Festival on Friday, July 5, to wow the crowd yet again.
R&B singer Keyshia Cole never fails to put on a show. She did just that during last year's ESSENCE Festival and will do so again on Saturday, July 6.
Luke James fans who didn't get enough last year will have the chance to see the singer perform in the ESSENCE Festival superlounge on Sunday, July 7.
If you've ever seen Janet Jackson perform, you know what you're in for. Her electrifying dance moves, unique voice and undeniable sex appeal keep us all wanting more.
Motivational speaker Iyanla Vanzant looks absolutely radiant. Look out for her at this year's ESSENCE Festival, where she'll discuss achieving happiness in your life.
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, takes the ESSENCE Festival stage, inspiring all in attendance.
Victoria Rowell will return to the ESSENCE Festival in July to share what it takes to be sexy at any age.
After being on a hiatus, R&B singer D'Angelo won over the 2012 ESSENCE Festival crowd.
Mary J. Blige brought down the house at the 2011 ESSENCE Festival and fans couldn't help but sing along to many of her hits.
Cynthia Bailey of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" proves that her modeling skills are still on point.
Shaunie O'Neal of "Basketball Wives" looks fierce as she mixes and mingles at the ESSENCE Festival.
Uncle Charlie gives his all with every performance. Get ready for him to rock the ESSENCE Festival mainstage on Saturday, July 6.
Our favorite R&B singer from Georgia takes in the love from her fans during her ESSENCE Festival show.
To the delight of ladies everywhere, Tank will return to the ESSENCE Festival in July. This time, he'll perform as part of TGT, his new group with Tyrese and Ginuwine.
Actress Denise Vasi spoke candidly about love and relationships during the 2012 ESSENCE Festival Empowerment Experience.
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is all smiles during the 2010 ESSENCE Festival.
If you're going to experience an Usher show, you'll need tons of energy. During the 2011 ESSENCE Festival, the R&B star had everyone on their feet.
Fashion stylist to the stars, June Ambrose, looks gorgeous in her floral number.
R&B singer/songwriter Goapele stuns in an animal print dress.
Actor Michael Ealy looks calm, cool and collected, as he poses for the camera.
ESSENCE Festival alum Roland Martin will return to the event this year to share his views on protecting children from gun violence.
Gospel artist Kirk Franklin takes a moment for prayer during his Festival show.
The Pointer Sisters gave fans a taste of their greatest hits during the 2012 ESSENCE Festival.
2011 ESSENCE Festival concert attendees were in for a treat when Jennifer Hudson hit the stage. The Grammy- and Oscar-winning star never fails to deliver a powerful show.