Star Gazing: ESSENCE Festival Edition Day Three

Joslyn Winkfield Jul, 04, 2016

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Dej Loaf is spotted before going on stage during the 2016 Essence Festival.

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Kim Fields and singer Kenny Lattimore attend the 2016 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca Cola

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Solange Knowles and Kelly Rowland pose for a photo backstage at the Convention Center during the 2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola

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Solange Knowles speaks on stage as her mother Tina is honored at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola.

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Tina Knowles Lawson poses for a photo backstage at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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Keke Wayatt poses for a photo during the 2016 Essence Festival at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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Nandi Burruss and Yandi Smith pose at the Money + Power stage during the 2016 Essence Festival at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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Alan Ferguson, Daniel Julez Smith, Jr, and Richard Lawson make it a family affair while Tina Knowles is honored at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival

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D.B. Woodside backstage at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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Yolanda Adams performs onstage at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola.

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Ledisi peforms onstage at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival.

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Kelly Price will celebrate 25 years in music with her very own Superlounge.

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Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith hug onstage at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola.

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Dorinda Clark-Cole from The Clark Sisters performs onstage during the Tribute Finale at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival

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Latice Crawford, Candy West, Keyondra Lockett, and Alexis Spight backstage at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola.

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The iconic singer and banana pudding queen celebrates her b-day May 24.

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Andra Day belts it out onstage at 2016 ESSENCE Festival.

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Marsha Ambrosius performs onstage at 2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented by Coca Cola.

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Luke James performs a Prince Tribute onstage at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival.

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Ciara works it onstage at 2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented by Coca Cola .