Live From the Superdome: The 2016 Essence Festival

We started the weekend off right with some heavy hitters at this year's ESSENCE Festival. New Edition's dance moves, Maxwell's mesmerizing vocals, and Faith Evan's overall fabulousness were just a few of the evening's highlights. See all of their performances, and more artists here.

Joslyn Winkfield Jul, 02, 2016

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Faith Evans rocks the stage during the 2016 ESSENCE Festival.

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V. Bozeman rocks the stage during the 2016 ESSENCE Festival.

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Avery Wilson rocks the stage during the 2016 ESSENCE Festival.

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Jillian Hervey of Lion Babe rocks the stage at the 2016 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Nephew Tommy entertains the crowd onstage at the 2016 Essence Festival.

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Estelle rocks the stage during the 2016 Essence Festival.

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New Edition rocks the stage at 2016 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.