There are only 56 more days until the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans. The clock is ticking and the Fourth of July weekend will be here before you know it! Have you made your reservations, put your 2010 EMF plans in motion? Well, today, things get a little easier. Single ticket sales are now available to purchase for the star-studded evening performances. Janet Jackson on Friday, Alicia Keys on Saturday, and Mary J. Blige on Sunday; three of the hottest acts all in one weekend. Add to that the long list of the greatest artists in the music industry ready to take the stage. Find out the full weekend concert schedule. And remember, this is a party with a purpose. Check out the schedule for the weekend’s free Empowerment Seminars, featuring some of the biggest names in entertainment and the nation’s most influential speakers, artists, authors and leaders. Light up your Fourth of July with the ESSENCE Music Festival. Get your tickets now.