<p>2017 ESSENCE Festival Schedules Announced! See What Time Your Favorite Artists & Speakers Are Hitting The Stage</p>

The countdown to NOLA has officially begun!


ESSENCE Festival is just around the corner and you can now check out the full schedules for the Superdome and Empowerment Stage to officially begin planning your weekend!

ESSENCE Festival 2017 single-night tickets and ticket packages are on sale now! For more info and the latest news, visit our Festival page here.

Our daytime ESSENCE Empowerment stage lineup includes a who’s who of the most influential, iconic and notable names in politics, business, social activism, fashion and entertainment. Festival goers will hear from the likes of  Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ava DuVernay, Angela Rye, Iyanla Vanzant, Michael Eric Dyson, Tamron Hall, Reverened Al Sharpton, Niecey Nash and so many more.

The daytime festivities will close out with an all-star Gospel tribute honoring Dr. Cissy Houston on Sunday, where some of the most revered names in Gospel and soul music will take the stage to honor her including Cece Winans, Kelly Price, Bishop Lester Love, Chante Moore and countless others.

As previously announced, some of the biggest names in entertainment will be taking over ESSENCE Fest this year including Diana Ross, John Legend, Solange, Chance The Rapper, Jill, Scott, Chaka Khan, Monica and Remy Ma. Plus, we’ve got three of the most highly-anticipated musical moments of the year coming to life with XSCAPE’s first full performance together in over 15 years, Mary J. Blige’s Strength of A Woman night featuring all female artists for the first time ever in the Superdome and Master P’s star-studded No Limit Reunion extravaganzza. 

Click HERE to see performance schedules for the Superdome.

Click HERE to see schedules for the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience. 

Be sure to grab your tickets TODAY! See you in NOLA!