ESSENCE Festival 2016 is fast approaching, folks! Now would be as good of time as any to get your tickets if you haven’t already. And because we love the ESSENCE readers so much, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the Festival. 

You have to watch ESSENCE Live on Thursday, June 9, for your chance to be the lucky winner. All you have to do is tune in to ESSENCE Live on Facebook and chime in with whatever you’d like to say about the show. The person who gives the most original comment will win two tickets for every night of ESSENCE Festival. Got it? 

It’s as simple as watching and leaving a compelling comment and you could be on your way to NOLA for ESSENCE Festival with performances by Ciara, Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey, Maxwell, Puffy & the Family and many more!

Tune in and good luck! 

Rules are as follows: Must be a legal U.S. resident 21 years or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.  Limited to one entry per social media comment.  The person who makes the best comment on Essence Live’s Facebook Live stream for the June 9, 2016 episode will receive two (2) tickets to Essence Festival June 30-July 3, which have an approximate retail value (ARV) of $600. The best comment will be determined by the Essence Live producers based on the following criteria – 50% originality and 50% relevance to contest theme. The winning contestant must submit a valid email address and and provide his or her full name and a working telephone number or their entry may be disqualified.  Sponsor(s) not responsible for any damage to computer equipment related to participating in this promotion.  Items being distributed are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Consumers who obtain items are responsible for any and all taxes.  Promotion begins at 4:01p.m. ET or EST on 06/09/2016 and ends at 5pm ET or EST on 06/09/2016.  Essence will contact the winner by email or phone on or before 06/11/2016.   Employees of Essence, Essence Live, Time Inc., Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Ford, State Farm, Walmart, Verizon, and Louisiana Lottery, or any related companies are not eligible to enter or win.  The winner(s) may be required to complete an affidavit or eligibility and waiver of liability/publicity release before prize(s) can be awarded. Facebook is neither a sponsor or co-sponsor of this promotion. Sponsor: Essence Communications, Inc., 225 Liberty Street, NY, NY. 10281.