Alicia Keys is the latest headliner announced for the 2010 ESSENCE Music Festival set for this 4th of July weekend in New Orleans. The gifted artist joins an all-star line-up, from nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer Mary J. Blige, who is the official spokesperson of the 16th annual festival of entertainment and empowerment, to brilliant new artist Keri Hilson. Also on the bill is R&B cutie Trey Songz, gospel singers Mary Mary, rapper LL Cool J, Mint Condition, Raphael Saadiq, Charlie Wilson, Melanie Fiona, Lalah Hathaway, Gladys Knight, Joe and Laura Izibor. Buy tickets here. Read more: For more information on the ESSENCE Music Festival, click here.