ESSENCE Music Festival 2012 Block Party

Casual cuties convene in style at Champion Square.

ESSENCE Music Festival left no street untouched this year. The Champion Square block party, alongside the Superdome, was the hot spot to hit right before the concert — an old school meets new school shindig with Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte and a host of other celebs to get the pre-party started.

Casual cuties convened in their relaxed summer dresses and jumpsuits with fedoras to block the sun in style. Check out all the good times now!