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ESSENCE Fest is known for bringing some of the most outstanding names in music under one roof, but we’re also proud to provide a platform for rising artists to shine.

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.

Emily Estefan will be taking to the superlounge stage at the Festival for the first time this year and we recently sat down with her to find out a little bit more behind the tiny musician with the big last name. Here are 12 things we found out!

1. She’s been playing instruments since she was 8 years old.

2. She is the only daughter of Pop music icon Gloria Estefan.

3. She played in a Rock band as a teen.

Well.. here we go.. today is the day that the first little door opens on this incredible journey of self discovery and love that started almost four years ago. When I sat with my guitar in front of a glowing screen in the wee small hours of the morning each night all those years ago, I never imagined I'd be able to say these words: If you'd like to pre order a physical or vinyl copy of my album Take Whatever You Want, you may do so now . The link is in my bio. Thank you to everyone who made, and continues to make it possible to do what I do, for nothing more than the love of art and the love for one another. Thank you so much !!! ❤️❤️❤️😭👁👁🌴🌴🎶🎶 Bueno...hoy es el día en que la primera puertecita se abre en esta jornada de amor y descubrimiento personal que comenzó hace casi cuatro años. Cuando me senté con mi guitarra frente a una pantalla brillante en las primeras horas de la mañana, cada, noche, hace tantos años, jamás imaginé que algún día podría decir estas palabras: Si quieren pre ordenar una copia física o de vinilo de mi disco, "Take Whatever You Want", lo pueden hacer ahora! El enlace esta en mi bio. Mil gracias a todos que han hecho y siguen haciendo posible que yo pueda hacer lo que hago, solo por el amor al arte y el amor que compartimos. Muchas gracias!! https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N0114EH/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480872566&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=take+whatever+you+want+emily+estefan

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4. The song off of her latest album, Take Whatever You Want, that best describes her as a musician is called “Whatever You Want.”

5. She has an older brother who is also a musician.

6. She attended Berklee School of Music.

7. While in college, she launched her own record label with Sony Red distribution.

8. Naturally, she has an eclectic ear for great music.

There was a mooooon 💥out in space ... 🚀...📸/🌜🌸🌛

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9. She is 22 years old.

We are ready for 2017. But are you ready for us??😂🏁🚀☠️🌜🎬🌛

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10. A joint project with her mom is currently in the works.

11. She’s ecstatic about performing at ESSENCE Fest for the first time.

12. She’s most excited to see Diana Ross, Chaka Khan and Chance The Rapper perform at ESSENCE Fest.

Be sure to grab your tickets to see Emily light up the stage, alongside more of the biggest name in music, at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this summer!