Frequently Asked Questions
When is the 2019 ESSENCE Festival®?
Where is the ESSENCE Festival® located?
How do I register for the free events?
Are there restrictions on what I can bring into the Superdome?
What kind of access do I get with my ESSENCE Festival® concert ticket?
Do I have to purchase concert tickets for the entire weekend?
Are concert tickets refundable or exchangeable?
What is included in my Superdome VIP Ticket?
What is included with my VIP Weekend Power Pass?
When is the best time to travel?
Is there designated Festival transportation?
Is parking available at the Festival?
Where should I book my hotel?
Do I have to purchase tickets in order to attend daytime programming?
How can I buy tickets to paid experiences?
If I purchase a weekend pass to a paid experience that includes a VIP/Gift bag, am I entitled to a bag for each day I attend?
Are tickets refundable or exchangeable for new events held outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome?
Are children allowed at the Festival?
Can I bring my own food and water to Festival programming?
Prohibited items include: