On this segment of ESSENCE Live, John Legend shares why he's so passionate about his singing career and teases his suprise for this year's Essence Festival. 

Rachaell Davis
May, 09, 2017

If you haven't already heard, John Legend is gearing up to set the 2017 ESSENCE Festival stage on fire with an electrifying performance on the mainstage. Sure to be an unforgettable experience filled with a mix of his classics that we all love and new music from his latest album, Darkness and Light, we're already excited to see him hit the stage.

ESSENCE Festival 2017 single-night tickets and ticket packages are on sale now! For more info and the latest news, visit our Festival page here.

Watch the video above to hear what the multi-talented R&B crooner had to say about his upcoming performance at Festival during a recent visit to ESSENCE Live. Be sure to grab your tickets to see John Legend and more of the biggest names in music at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July.