The countdown to the 2021 ESSENCE Festival of Culture is winding down! Get ready for not one, but TWO weekends featuring an immersive celebration of global Black culture like no other. It’s all happening Friday, June 25 – Sunday June 27 and Thursday, July 1 – Sunday, July 4.
In addition to culture-shifting conversations and exciting interactive demonstrations, the heartbeat of our Festival experience has always been the nighttime concerts. This year’s evening concert lineup is bringing just the right balance of new music we can’t get enough of, nostalgic vibes from timeless music we’ll love forever, and a taste of what’s to come from our rising artists behind the music that will carry the culture forward.
Keep scrolling to check out the full performers lineup so far, which includes names like Jazmine Sullivan, DJ Khaled & Friends, Teedra Moses, Ne-Yo, Amerie, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton and more.