The 5th Annual ESSENCE Music Festival Summit was kicked into high gear with a celebratory dinner the night before the presentation.

Essence.com
Nov, 22, 2011

The countdown has begun as we gear up for the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival! Our sponsors joined us in New York for a grand kickoff to celebrate last year’s successes and look forward to another unforgettable event. Stephanie Mills serenaded us at our sponsor dinner in a sparkly red dress at the exclusive Bar Basque restaurant located in the Eventi Hotel. The next day, we wowed our partners with a presentation of next year’s programs and a surprise performance by Master MC Doug E. Fresh.

Check out the photo gallery and video from these exciting two days here and stay tuned for more info including a huge talent announcement at the top of the year.   The 2012 Festival is Your Party, Your Purpose and The Place To Be July 6-8.  Buy your weekend tickets now and get the best seats at the best prices.  Find your tickets here.