Entertainment All-Access

Get the dish on all things entertainment!
Get in the center of all the action at the ultimate entertainment hub featuring live interviews and performances, screenings of never before seen previews, and a chance to meet and mingle with your favorite celebs!
JULY 5th-7th | 9:30AM-5PM
Ernest N Morial Convention Center
Free Admission.
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See what happens behind the scenes as your favorite stars dish it all live on Center Stage. Discover dope new sounds by up and coming artists and watch as today’s hottest influencers take their viral content offscreen exclusively for #ESSENCEFEST!

Screening Rooms
Reserve a spot for you and up to 3 guests at the Screening Room for sneak peeks and previews of Hollywood’s hottest upcoming releases! See a full list of shows playing and RSVP for a limited-capacity screening by using the 2019 #ESSENCE Fest mobile app.

Fan Zone
Enter for a chance to get up close and personal with your favorite celebs in star-studded meet & greets at the Fan Zone. Sign up via the 2019 #ESSENCEFEST mobile app. Your IG won’t want to miss this!

Entertainment all-Access sponsors include:

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    Introducing BET+, the streaming service curating the best of black culture with new originals, the most loved classics, and more. Don’t miss an exclusive premiere of “First Wives Club”, celebrating sisterhood and friendship, starring Jill Scott.

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    Loretta Devine and the cast of the Netflix original series Family Reunion meet together under one roof at Essence Fest!

  • Don’t miss an exclusive sneak peek and Q&A with the cast of Brian Banks at ESSENCE on Friday, July 5!

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    Don’t miss STARZ hit show, POWER at the Center Stage on Saturday featuring exclusive cast appearances!

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    Join Robin Thede of HBO’s upcoming series A Black Lady Sketch Show at Center Stage on Sunday!

  • Fierce and fiery Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) takes on Chicago politics. Get a first look at USA’s original series followed by cast Q&A.

Also Appearing At Centerstage

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