Yolanda Sangweni talks ESSENCE FEST 2015.

Michael Rowe

Listen to ESSENCE.com's Entertainment Editor explain why you it's important to "Party with a purpose" at ESSENCE FEST 2015. 

Gia Peppers
Jun, 16, 2015

Yolanda Sangweni knows a lot about the ESSENCE Festival.  Other than interviewing the hottest talent on the ground, she hosts to great panels to allow fans to see their favorite celebrities discuss issues, new projects and much more.  

This year, she will be making her way to #EssenceFest again and she insists you are there, too.  Barely able to hold back her excitment, Yolanda told Z105.9 listeners, "We have over 50 performers, I'm talking Kendrick Lamar, Maze, Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and then on top of that... ESSENCE is also having the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience which is free of charge."

Listen to the full interview, below:

#EssenceFest is one of a kind because you will leave with a fulfilled spirit, a full stomach of NOLA cuisine and unforgettable performances by your favorite artists.  Plus, you have the oppportunity to give back with our Day of Service and reflect during Black Lives Matter panels.

Don't miss out on any of the excitement.  Single Night Tickets are still on sale, now.