One of the most unique things about the ESSENCE Festival each year is our ability to celebrate every aspect of Black culture by bringing you amazing memories that you’ll never forget.

From Aaliyah performing at our very first Festival, to jaw-dropping moments from Barack Obama, Beyonce, Oprah and more, there’s never a shortage of moments that make the Festival an experience that’s truly unlike any other.

Click HERE to get tickets for ESSENCE Festival 2019, celebrating 25 years of moving the culture forward!

As we prepare to celebrate 25 years of moving the culture forward in 2019, here’s a look back at 25 ESSENCE Festival moments that definitely deserve a spot in the history books.

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