The first place to see if an event is popping is social media. And from Twitter and Instagram’s account, this year’s ESSENCE Fest is one not to miss. From celebrities sharing flights to behind-the-scenes moments, Instagram revealed New Orleans is the place to be right now. See the best ESSENCE Fest 2017 thus far, below!
The Cast of Queen Sugar
The Cast of Queen Sugar poses for a pic as they get ready for some great performances.
Rhonda Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross
Rhonda Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross share a sweet sister moment.
Boris Kodje, Nicole Ari Parker, Tisha Campbell Martin and Terrence J
Boris Kodje, Nicole Ari Parker, Tisha Campbell Martin and Terrence J are camera ready as they pose for a photo at the Essence Festival.
Monica shows off her killer boots before getting ready to perform at the Essence Festival.
Kandi Burruss takes a sweet photo with her husband Todd at an all white party in New Orleans, LA.
Toya Wright, Jasmine Sanders and Terrence J
Toya Wright, Jasmine Sanders and Terrence J have some fun at the club!
Monica is on her way!
Eva takes a few calm moments before the festivities.
Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe
This hubby/wife duo are on their way!
Chloe x Halle
These cuties can’t wait for the fun to start.
Mary J. Blige
Mary is coming for us!
Mary J. Blige / Instagram
Brandy is in the air.
Brandy / Instagram
Issa Rae wraps on set and is ready for a great weekend!
Issa Rae / Instagram
Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross is on the move, probably coming to see her mama!
Tracee Ellis Ross / Instagram
Tisha caught Brandy live last night.
Tisha Campbell / Instagram
Ms. Berry can’t wait to see everyone!
Halle Berry / Instagram
Look out for Kenya on the empowerment stage!
Kenya Moore / Instagram
Queen snaps a photo with Regina Hall and Larenz Tate.
Queen Latifah / Instagram
Larenz Tate, Harold Perrineau and Loni Love
Larenz Tate, Harold Perrineau and Loni Love touch down in NOLA.
Looks like Lance Gross was on a winning streak at Harrah’s here in NOLA.
Monica is sitting pretty at the Convention Center.
Tina Lawson looks stunning as usual at the Essence Festival.
The Cast of Girls Trip are here!
Niecy Nash is looking pretty in floral at Essence Festival.
Elle Varner strike a pose at the Shea Moisture booth at Essence Festival.
Terrence J and Nicole Ari Parker
Terrence J and Nicole Ari Parker pose for a quick snap during the Essence Festival.
LeToya Luckett, Monica and Mr. Bentley
LeToya Luckett, Monica and Mr. Bentley speak onstage during the 2017 Essence Festival.
Niecy Nash and Tracee Ellis Ross
These two divas are picture perfect.
Kenya Moore and Chloe x Halle
Kenya Moore takes a sweet photo with Chloe x Halle at the 2017 Essence Festival.
Mary J Blige and Monica
Mary J Blige and Monica are sitting pretty at the 2017 Essence Festival
June’s Diary strikes a pose as they attend the 2017 Essence Festival.
Niecy Nash, Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah, and Monica Brown
These women possess so much beauty and strength !
Tina Lawson stuns as usual as she watches Diana Ross perform at Esssence Festival.
Niecy Nash and Elle Varner
Niecy Nash and Elle Varner take a sweet photo together at Essence Festival.
Halle Berry knows that a trip to New Orleans isn’t complete until you go to Cafe Du Monde.
Boris Kodjoe, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Nicole Ari Parker
Boris Kodjoe, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Nicole Ari Parker are ready to get this party started!
Cynthia Bailey is sitting pretty as she gets ready for night time festivities.
Lance Gross, Angela Ye and LeToya Luckett are having a good time at the Smirnoff Party during Essence Festival.