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Experience Tracks

Choose from 10 tracks to personalize your Festival experience. Go beyond the evening concerts to engage in Festival experiences all over the city of New Orleans.

Gain access to free experiences and receive updates on ticketed events.


Grab tickets now for 3 unforgettable nights at the Superdome — from the biggest names on the mainstage to intimate performances by today's hottest stars in our Superlounges.

Our re-launched Beauty Carnival is ticketed this year. From live tutorials to curated shops, explore a vivid spectacle of global beauty. Upgrade your ticket and soak up some royal treatment!

FREE & REQUIRED REGISTRATION for entry into ESSENCE Festival Conference & Expos. Gain access to additional FREE events open to the general public.

All guests 18 & over must register
Vendors & Exhibitors

Make connections, build your brand! Sell your products and connect with thousands of attendees. The 2018 Festival was a success for our vendors, many of whom saw record sales—and 2019 Festival will be the largest to date!

Interested in becoming a vendor?