You wanted it, you got it! The 2015 ESSENCE Festival will feature New Orleans fan favorite Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly to close out its Friday, July 3rd, tribute to the city with an epic performance.
We have had a long history with the city since the inception of the Festival, and as such will feature special tribute moments to celebrate the city of New Orleans during the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly joins our previously announced all-star night-by-night line-up of performers including: Mary J. Blige, Usher, Missy Elliott, Kendrick Lamar, Charlie Wilson, Erykah Badu, Common, Kevin Hart and more.
For nearly thirty years, Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly have created a unique sound that has made them one of the most influential groups in modern history. They quickly became a New Orleans fan favorite by closing out their ESSENCE Festival performance each year with the electric slide anthem, Before I Let Go. Their last ESSENCE Festival performance was in 2009.
Sponsors of the 2015 ESSENCE FESTIVAL include presenting sponsor Coca-Cola and major sponsors Ford, McDonald’s, My Black Is Beautiful, StateFarm, Verizon, Walmart and official media partner MSNBC. Superlounge sponsors include Coca-Cola, Ford and Verizon.