ESSENCE Festival Video Casting Call!

Enter for a chance to be profiled in a special ESSENCE Festival video.

Monique Valeris May, 23, 2013

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, 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 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.