The 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival is only a week away and we just can’t wait to see all of the amazing performers, hang out with family and friends and eat some mouthwatering New Orleans cuisine. 

Since we are so excited for this year’s festivities, we asked past EMF goers to send photos of their favorite festival moments from over the years. We were overwhelmed by all the heartfelt replies and stories about fun, family, fellowship and food. Check out our favorites here and be sure to get your 2012 EMF tickets to create new memories of your own.