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We know you’ve been counting down the days until you could purchase your single-night concert tickets for ESSENCE Fest 2018 and the time has finally come!

ESSENCE Festival 2018 tickets are on sale now! For more info and the latest news, visit our Festival page HERE.

Individual tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are now on sale through July for what’s sure to be the biggest music event of the summer.  3-day weekend packages are no longer available.

In addition to the previously announced lineup, which included Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, Fantasia, Miguel, Xscape, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., an all-star curation by Teddy Riley and more, several new artists have been added.

New additions to the lineup include: SWV, Ledisi, Jussie Smollett, Lloyd, Ella Mai, Damien Escobar, Serani and Pell. Lady of Rage, YoYo and DJ Captain Charles will join Doug E. Fresh’s “Legends of Hip-Hop” curation, while SWV will join Teddy Riley’s New Jack Swing Experience and Keke Wyatt will join Kelly Price’s “For The Love of R&B” curation.

Plus, for the first time ever, we’ll have a special celebration of New Orleans Bounce headlined by Big Freedia, and featuring DJ Jubilee

For a look at the full list of performers, as well as a breakdown of the night-by-night concert lineup, where you can see which artist is performing on which night, click HERE.

Get your tickets TODAY to join us in NOLA this July!