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Prince performed at the 10th annual ESSENCE Festival in 2004. This year, he’ll grace us all with a performance at the 20th annual event in New Orleans in July. This is one ESSENCE Fest not to be missed!
The Queen of Hip Hop Soul has headlined the ESSENCE Festival over a dozen times, but our 20th birthday will make this one of her most memorable appearances.
Get ready to say “hello” to the popular R&B singer/songwriter on the mainstage this Summer.
The critically acclaimed R&B vocalist is sure to thrill with her signature combination of rap, poetry, jazz, and blues.
The legendary neo-soul singer will have us all calling Tyrone by the time end of her mainstage perfomance. This will be Badu’s third appearance at the festival.
ESSENCE Festival favorite Uncle Charlie will be starting the party off right once again this year!
We can’t wait to see what the soul singer sings (or wears) during her performance on the main stage.
The popular Bad Boy R&B group will reunite at the festival this Summer.
The New Power Generation member (Prince’s Band) is sure to perform music from her upcoming solo album The Unexpected.
The rap duo will have all of Nawlins down with O.P.P.
The original human beatbox will make his return to the Super Lounge this year.
Eve is back to rock the Superlounge this year with her sassy rhymes and hip beats.
The Jazz pianist that brought you Black Radio and Black Radio 2 will have fans grooving all night.
The talented neo-soul singer is sure to set the mood with his sultry sound.
The contemporary R&B singer/songwriter will make her ESSENCE Festival debut this Summer!
The new R&B Divas star is sure to fill the Super Louge with sweet music.
We’re looking forward to hearing hits like I Never Knew Love Like This Before from Ms. Mills.
We can’t wait for songstress Marsha Ambrosius to light up the ESSENCE Festival with her killer vocals.
Expect songs from Sevyn Streeter’s new EP Call Me Crazy But… during her EF debut.
The composer of the Dove-winning “Let Go” and performing member of Maroon 5 will make his EF debut on the Super Lounge stage.
With 20 years in the music industry under her belt, Amel Larrieux has more than enough songs to keep the Super Lounge grooving all night long.
We have no doubt this New Orleans funk band will show everyone how the Big Easy gets down!
The world’s only all female brass band will make their return to the ESSENCE Festival.
This soulful, organic trio of young women will bring their fresh sound to the Super Lounge.
New artist, Sebastian Mikael will make his EF debut performing hit single Last Night and more.