6 Epic Performances You Can ONLY See First At This Year's ESSENCE Festival

DeWayne Rogers

The 2017 ESSENCE Fest lineup has even more in store than you think!

Rachaell Davis Jun, 14, 2017

The 2017 ESSENCE Festival is playing host to performances from over 50 artists, including a few special surprise guests who will share the stage together for the first time ever.  

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.

As we continue counting down the days until NOLA, here’s a look at 5 performances you can only see for the first time at this year’s ESSENCE Fest.

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When Master P says "reunion," everybody comes running. In addition to an already staacked lineup that includes P himself, Mia X, Silkk The Shocker, Romeo and Cymphonique, the No Limit Reunion performance will see a who's who of Hip Hop royalty grace the stage together for the first time. Needless to say, this is one moment you won't want to miss. Don't say we didn't warn you!

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The R&B girl group reunion we've all been waiting for has arrived and the ladies will be gracing the stage together for the first time in over 15 years at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival --aka, the only place you can see this historic moment go down!

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From earning two Grammy nods, to sharing her love story with the world, Remy Ma has had quite the run over the past few years. This July, we're elated that she'll be making her ESSENCE Fest debut with what's sure to be a lit performance from beginning to end.

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The queen of Hip Hop soul will have a the most star-studded line up of Black women in music all performing under one roof that you've ever seen! From icons like Chaka Khan, to favorites like Jill Scott, Monica and Jazmine Sullivan, this night is sure to go down in ESSENCE Fest history.

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By now, you know that ESSENCE Fest is the ultimate celebration of all things Black women and what better to kick off the festivities than with a debut headlining performance from Ms. Ross the Boss? Get your tickets...and they get your cameras ready!

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PJ Morton performing music from his phenomenal new album "Gumbo" is already enough reason to make your way to his show, but he'll also be celebrating the magic of true love live on stage. At some point during his performance, the proud NOLA native will announce the winners of his wedding contest, with one lucky couple winning the wedding day serenade of a lifetime from PJ himself. We can't wait to see who wins!