The Power Stage

Fueling The Culture
Join us for a range of empowering conversations with today’s most influential voices as we tackle key issues around politics, love & family, community & activism, wealth & more.

Friday, July 5 - Sat, July 6 | 10AM-6PM
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Free Admission.

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2020 Presidential Spotlight
Cast your vote! 2020 Presidential Candidates, Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Former US Representative Beto O’Rouke and Mayor Pete Buttigieg will join us on the Power Stage. Watch as they deliver a series of powerful keynote addresses and answer your most pressing questions in live Q&As.

Sat, July 6 - Sun, July 7
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Free Admission
*Schedules may be subject to change.

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Gospel Sunday Celebration
Join us for an iconic showcase of the best in Black Gospel at ESSENCE’s all-star Gospel celebration. Get in the spirit with feel-good performances and sing along to your all-time favorite hits. Free entry! Registration required.

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Sun, July 7
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Free Admission!

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