Here’s the latest news involving a selection of the artists and speakers taking part in the ESSENCE Festival in July.

  • Steve Harvey is set to appear at the ESSENCE Festival again this year, and we’re delighted to see this story about his work benefiting children. He recently partnered with ESSENCE magazine and Walt Disney World to offer 100 high school students an all-expense paid trip to the Disney resort.

  • Brandy recently performed at a sold-out Lumiere Theater in St. Louis. See her at the ESSENCE Festival on Friday, July 5.

  • Maroon 5’s PJ Morton, who will perform songs from his debut album at the ESSENCE Festival on Saturday, July 6, spoke with the Chicago Tribune about his upbringing and career.

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