In case you haven’t heard, the daytime lineup for the 2018 ESSENCE Festival is just as star-studded as our nightly concert lineups!
Joining an already-amazing list of your favorite names in film and television who will be on hand during our free ESSENCE Festival Conference & Expos at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will be Claws star Niecy Nash, actress/director Regina King, actress Regina Hall, Insecure’s Yvonne Orji, Oscar Award-winning director Barry Jenkins, businesswoman and momtrepreneur extraordinaire, Tina Knowles-Lawson, R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo and more.
Slated to be the Festival’s biggest year yet, our daytime conference and expos stages will see hear our phenomenal lineup of influential voices speak on a variety of topics relevant to massive impact Black culture has on politics, entertainment, activism, fashion, entrepreneurship and more. In addition to discussions and keynote conversations, the stages will feature interviews with the casts of your favorite shows and movies, interactive demonstrations, performances and more.
Other celebs recently added to the Conference & Expos daytime lineup include Marsai Martin and Miles Brown from Blackish, Black Panther costume designer Ruth Carter, Insecure’s Ylan Noel and more.
To see the full schedule of events for the Festival and even customize your own weekend itinerary with all the moments you and your squad don’t want to miss, be sure to download the official 2018 ESSENCE Festival App HERE.
See you in NOLA!