Take your weekend to the next level with the 3-night Evening Concert series, ESSENCE AfterDark, Gospel Sunday plus dedicated festivals for Film & TV and Food & Wine.
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In 2019 we are bringing you MORE music with explosive 25th Anniversary Album playbacks, legendary Hip Hop & R&B performances, an all-star gospel celebration plus our all-new After Dark Series and ESSENCE in the Park!
Hit the ultimate celeb zone for live interviews and meet & greets with your favorite stars! Then access exclusive sneak peeks of Hollywood’s upcoming new releases plus never-before-seen films from ESSENCE’s Makers and Creators program.