Music Festival

MAINSTAGE | THE GOLDEN ERA | THE PLAYLIST | HOT RIGHT NOW | JAM AFRICA | GOSPEL | AFTER DARK

THU ⋅ FRI ⋅ SAT ⋅ SUN ⋅ ALL

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SUPERDOME CLEAR BAG POLICY: Any bag, purse, or briefcase that is larger than 12” x 6” x 12” will not be allowed into the facilities. All bags that enter must be clear with the exception of medical bags which may be subject to inspection and small clutch bags. The maximum size for a clutch bag is 4.5”x 6.5”.


Mainstage
Witness larger than life performances brought to you by history’s biggest legends of Hip Hop & R&B
Friday, July 5 - Sun, July 7 | 6PM-12AM
Mercedes Benz Superdome

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The Golden Era Superlounge
Step inside a star-studded curation of intimate performances featuring hits from the 90s to now.
Friday, July 5 - Sun, July 7 | 6PM-12AM
Mercedes Benz Superdome

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The Playlist Superlounge
Check out our playlist featuring 80s and 90s hip hop classics and R&B favorites.
Friday, July 5 - Sun, July 7 | 6PM-12AM
Mercedes Benz Superdome

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Hot Right Now Superlounge
Step inside a star-studded curation of intimate performances featuring top hits of 2019
Friday, July 5 - Sun, July 7 | 6PM-12AM
Mercedes Benz Superdome

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Jam Africa Superlounge
Move to the sound of 2019’s hottest kings and queens of Afrobeat.
Friday, July 5 - Sun, July 7 | 6PM-12AM
Mercedes Benz Superdome

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Gospel Sunday Celebration
Enjoy Sunday service as legendary artists perform the greatest Gospel hits of all time.
Sun, July 7
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Free Admission!

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Essence After Dark
The Party Continues with ESSENCE After Dark. Enjoy late night jam sessions, comedy shows, underground performances, live podcast recordings and more.

Thu, July 4 - Sun, July 7

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All guests 18 & over must register for entry into Essence Festival’s Conferences & Expos

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