The 2018 ESSENCE Festival lineup just keeps getting better.
Joining an already unbelievable list of over 50 artists, we're excited to announce that R&B songstresses Ashanti and V.Bozeman have been added to the Superdome mainstage lineup. In addition, NOLA's own veteran rap diva, Mia X, will also be returning to perform on the mainstage.
Ashanti first made her mark on the entertainment industry in the late 90s and went on to top the R&B and pop music charts in the early 2000s with hit singles like "Foolish," "Happy," and "Rock Wit U." In addition to her music catalog, she's also had notable success as an actress in both the film and television industries. She's currently putting the finishing touches on her sixth studio album, to be released sometime in 2018.
Songstress V.Bozeman has a voice that has been captivating music fans since 2011. In 2015, she landed a recurring role on Fox's hit drama series, Empire, and has become a consistent presence throughout the show's four seasons.
No Limit Records first lady, Mia X, is no stranger to the Festival stage. A proud New Orleans native a prominent female rap voice for the south during the influential 90s-2000s Hip Hop era, Mia X joined No Limit founder Master P for an all-star reunion performance on the ESSENCE Festival mainstage in 2017.
Mia X will join Doug E. Fresh to open the mainstage on Friday, while V.Bozeman will join Doug E. to open the mainstage on Saturday and Ashanti will join him to open the stage on Sunday. Additional surprise guests to be included!
Be sure to grab your tickets to see over 50 of the biggest names in music light up the stage our biggest ESSENCE Festival yet!