2017 ESSENCE Festival

The ESSENCE Festival 2017 Lineup Revealed

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Rachaell Davis
Dec, 15, 2016 1:01 PM UTC

The 2017 ESSENCE Fest is gearing up to take over New Orleans once again with a host of unforgettable performances from your favorite artists and rising stars including Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, Chance The Rapper, Solange, John Legend, Master P, Monica, Remy Ma and so many more.

ESSENCE Festival 2017 ticket packages are on sale now! For more info about tickets, accommodations and the latest news, visit our Festival page here

Flip through our official performers gallery to get a sneak peek at all the artists on this year’s star-studded line up.

Iconic Motown singer Diana Ross and mother to Tracee Ellis Ross and Evan Ross is an Aries. Her birthday falls on March 26.

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The Grammy-winning singer was offered admission to Harvard, Georgetown, and Morehouse, but decided to attend the University of Pennslyvania, where he studied English with a focus on African American literature.

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Manny Carabel

No stranger to ESSENCE Fest, India Arie will bring her effortlessly flawless vocals to the Main Stage.

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DeWayne Rogers
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BJ will bring his infectious and soulful windy city sound to the Superlounge stage.

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Jhené Aiko performs on Day 1 at the 2015 Bumbershoot Festival at Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington.

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Elle Varner returns to the Superlounge stage with plenty in store.

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New Orleans native Mystikal will join his No Limit family to light up the ESSENCE Festival Main Stage.

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Rick Diamond
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Charley Gallay
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Alexander Tamargo
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Cymphonique will bring her talents to Center Stage with an energetic performance.

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The Jones Girls
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Chante Moore will hit the stage for the EEE Gospel Tribute, honoring music icon Cissy Houston.

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