If you’ve attended the ESSENCE Festival in the past and are heading to this year’s event during July 4th weekend in New Orleans, ESSENCE.com has a special opportunity for you.

We’re looking for people with interesting stories from past Festivals to share their experience in a special video profile. If you would respond “yes” to any of the below questions, we want to hear from you.

Send an e-mail to casting@essence.com with your name, phone number, dates you’ll attend this year’s ESSENCE Festival, a brief description of your past ESSENCE Festival experience, and a photo of yourself and any others mentioned in the description of your Festival experience. The deadline is Wednesday, June 12. Good luck!

E-mail us if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions:
Did you meet your fiancé or husband at a past ESSENCE Festival, or are you planning a surprise engagement during your Festival trip this year?

Are you a small business owner who has personally benefited from business the Festival brings every year?

Is New Orleans your hometown and you only return once a year just for the Festival?

Have you worked for the Festival multiple times?

Do you always purchase a new wardrobe just for the Festival every year?

Do you organize an annual bus or road trip to the Festival?

Is the Festival your favorite time to indulge in a girls’ getaway or get-together with the guys?

E-mail us now with your ESSENCE Festival story.

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