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ESSENCE Fest Flashback: Machel Montano Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of His 2019 Festival Experience

From the ESSENCE After Dark: Reggae x Afrobeats stage, to the Superdome mainstage, Machel Montano definitely left his mark on ESSENCE Fest.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 05: Machel Montano performs at 2019 Essence Festival - Day 1 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 5, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.(Photo by Prince Williams/Filmmagic)
By · August 19, 2019

The 2019 ESSENCE Festival saw a year of many firsts for the annual gathering as we celebrated 25 years of moving the culture forward.

Among the highlights of the record-breaking weekend was the launch of the first-ever ESSENCE After Dark series. The official ESSENCE Festival after party series provided a variety of experiences where attendees could continue partying the night away following the Superdome concerts, including the ever-popular ESSENCE After Dark Reggae x Afrobeats event.

Check out the video above to see behind-the-scenes footage from iconic Soca artist, Machel Montano, as he made his ESSENCE Fest debut on the ESSENCE After Dark: Reggae x Afrobeats stage, Superdome mainstage, and took in all that New Orleans had to offer.