The 2013 ESSENCE Music Festival® is set for July 4-7 in New Orleans.
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  • EMF (Presenting Sponsor) - Coca-Cola
    Coca-Cola® invites you to move, groove and enjoy the hottest cultural event of the summer.  Visit our booth at the Convention Center where the fun continues via interactive games, giveaways and of course plenty of ice-cold Coca-Cola®!
  • EMF (Major Sponsors) - Coors
    Think you can MC?  Head to the Coors Light® Zone to spit your best rhymes over your favorite beats.  Capture your performance on video to share with friends, and find out about Coors Light® Search for the Coldest at www.SearchForTheColdest.com.
  • EMF (Major Sponsors) - Walmart
    With Walmart's Low Price Guarantee enjoy books, music and movies.  Why shop anywhere else?  Our stores will match the price of any local competitor's printed ad for an identical product.  Not applicable to Walmart.com.  Restrictions apply.  See store for details.
  • EMF (Major Sponsors) - Ford
    When you attend the ESSENCE Music Festival® come to the Ford booth for a chance to leave with the all-new 2013 Escape! With outstanding fuel economy and available hands-free liftgate, the Escape just might make you brand new!
  • EMF (Major Sponsors) - McDonald's
    McDonald's® is a proud sponsor of the ESSENCE Music Festival® and is Deeply Rooted in the Community®!  365 days a year.  Stop by the booth in the Convention Center for free concerts and McCafé beverages while supplies last.  Visit 365Black.com for more info.
  • EMF (Major Sponsors) - MBIB
    Join My Black is Beautiful for tips on maintaining gorgeous hair, make-up, skin and an impeccable smile.  Get inspiring ideas on creating fresh, soft surroundings at home.  Your best beauty experience awaits you at the My Black Is Beautiful Booth.  Like us on facebook.com/mbib.
  • EMF (Major Sponsors) - U.S. ARMY
    Stop by the booth for an opportunity to see how young men and women can turn their talents for advance Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) into career as Army soldiers.
  • EMF (Major Sponsors) - Verizon
    Verizon's back as a proud sponsor of the ESSENCE Music Festival®. Visit the Verizon booth to experience lightning-fast speeds of the Droid Razr on Verizon's 4G LTE network. Meet fan favorite Laz Alonso. Plus, enter to win great prizes!
  • EMF (Official Sponsors) - CNN
    CNN is proud to return to the ESSENCE Music Festival® for the fifth year as a media partner. This year, our family of brands (CNN, CNN.com, and HLN) will be on-the-ground to cover the Festival along with CNN and HLN anchors and correspondents.
  • EMF (Official Sponsors) - State Farm
    YOUR INSURANCE. YOUR STYLE. At State Farm, we tailor every policy to meet your personal needs. Stop by our booth to find out how we can get you the perfect fitting plan. Plus, enter for your chance to win designer pumps, floor tickets and a personal style consultation!
  • EMF (Official Sponsors) - TBS
    At this year's ESSENCE Music Festival®, TBS & TNT are bringing you "all access," a fun-filled weekend of VIP events, talent encounters, and the chance to feel like a TV star! Jump at this year's opportunity to meet some of the biggest superstars on TBS & TNT. You don't want to miss it! tbs.com/ForBetter
  • EMF (Official Sponsors) - TVOne
    TV One, the entertainment network that engagingly portrays the breadth and depth of black life in America today, is proud to be the exclusive broadcast partner of the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival®, bringing to television performance highlights from some of the world’s biggest superstars in a world premiere special airing Monday, August 27th at 8p/7c.
  • EMF (Official Sponsors) - VISA
    Visa Prepaid is committed to opening a new world to you — providing you more options to access your money and experience the world around you. As a proud third-year sponsor of the ESSENCE Music Festival®, Visa Prepaid will be on hand to help you access life-enriching experiences that matter most.
EMF Recruitment Pavilion
ESSENCE® will re-launch the successful Recruitment Pavilion at the 2012 Music Festival and encourage attendees to take the challenge to kick-start their careers and take their small business into overdrive. Joining us this year in the Recruitment Pavilion are our partners Time Warner Diversity and Walmart. The Recruitment pavilion will feature job and career opportunities from Global companies to ESSENCE's Senior Editor, Personal Finance and Careers Tanisha A. Sykes who will work to deliver real solutions to attendees.
EMF Recruitment Pavilion