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EVENING CONCERTS


VIP TICKETS

Enhance your experience at the evening concert series. Select from the two VIP ticket options below.

VIP Platinum Lounge (NEW VIEWING DECK)

For the first time ever, the ESSENCE Festival of Culture grants guests “NEW” RESERVED SEATING ON AN ELEVATED DECK just steps away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Mainstage! Perfect for entertaining friends and clients, the elevated deck offers a prime viewing platform with amazing, unobstructed sightings of your favorite artists on the Mainstage.

Tickets include:

  • 3 nights of Evening Concerts
  • Red Carpet entry and RESERVED seating in an elevated lounge just steps away from the Mainstage
  • Food and beverage service with wait staff (limited hours nightly)
  • Daily Complimentary Happy Hour in VIP Lounge
  • ESSENCE Magazine 50th Anniversary Commemorative Gift Bag

*Weekend tickets available only. Stay tuned for updates on single-night tickets.

VIP Gold Lounge (TRADITIONAL VIP EXPERIENCE)

Enjoy our customary VIP experience that includes:

  • 3 nights of Evening Concerts
  • Red Carpet entry and RESERVED seating in the BB section of the main floor
  • VIP GOLD Lounge hors d'oeuvres and bar (limited hours nightly)
  • VIP Day Party Welcome Experience on Friday, July 3rd
  • ESSENCE Magazine 50th Anniversary Commemorative Gift Bag

*Weekend tickets available only. Stay tuned for updates on single-night tickets.

Culture & Conference VIP weekend passes (superdome & other festival experiences)

Experience the best Festival has to offer with priority access to Festival exhibits, concerts, and paid programming when you purchase the Culture & Conference VIP Weekend Passes. A limited number of passes are available. Don’t miss your chance to add a luxurious touch to your Festival experience.

Culture & Conferences
VIP Weekend Pass

Tickets include:

  • 3 nights of Superdome Floor Seat & VIP GOLD Lounge Access
  • 3 days of VIP access to ALL 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture Paid Programs (ESSENCE Beauty Carnival™, Global Black Economic Forum, E-Suite, Fashion House, ESSENCE After Dark and more exclusive parties and events)
  • ESSENCE Eats™ Passport: Exclusive discounts and offers at NOLA’s best Black-owned restaurants
  • Daily Complimentary Happy Hour in VIP Hospitality Suite
  • ESSENCE Magazine 50th Anniversary Commemorative Gift Bag

*Early Bird tickets available subject to availability. This is a limited time offer. Act now and save.

Culture
VIP Weekend Pass

Tickets include:

  • 3 Nights of Superdome Floor Seat & VIP GOLD Lounge Access
  • 3 days of VIP access to ALL 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture Paid Programs EXCLUDING Global Black Economic Forum & E-Suite.
  • ESSENCE Eats™ Passport: Exclusive discounts and offers at NOLA’s best Black-owned restaurants
  • Daily Complimentary Happy Hour in VIP Hospitality Suite
  • ESSENCE Magazine 50th Anniversary Commemorative Gift Bag

*Early Bird tickets available subject to availability. This is a limited time offer. Act now and save.

Have a question about the VIP Experience? Email guestrelations@essence.com

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2020 ESSENCE Festival VIP Experiences

2020 ESSENCE Festival VIP Experiences Culture & Conferences VIP Weekend Pass Culture VIP Weekend Pass (Excludes Conferences) VIP Elevated Deck Seating VIP Floor Seating with Lounge Access
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Enjoy (3) nights of Evening Concert Series Superdome: Seated Sec. BB with VIP Lounge & Red Carpet Entry checkmark checkmark checkmark
Enjoy (3) nights of Evening Concert Series: Superdome Elevated viewing deck with sightlines of the main stage, Access to front-of-stage viewing areas & Red Carpet Entry. checkmark
ESSENCE Eats Passport: Discounts with NOLA’s best Black-owned restaurants checkmark checkmark checkmark
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7/4: VIP Brunch checkmark checkmark checkmark
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VIP Access to Global Black Economic Forum, E-Suite, Beauty Carnival™, Fashion House , After Dark Series checkmark
VIP Access to Beauty Carnival™, Fashion House, After Dark (Excludes Conferences) checkmark
ENMCC Preferred seating at The Power Stage and Gospel Sunday Tribute checkmark checkmark
Gift Bag with Commemorative Gift checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
“Select appearances from Festival performers and speakers.” checkmark checkmark
TOTAL FEE
*EARLY BIRD PRICING
*$4,400 *$3,900 *$3,800 *$2,750
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Fashion House
Access runway shows, pop-up shops & intimate conversations.
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Beauty Carnival
Essence Beauty Carnival™ is a one-of-a-kind event for makeup super fans, hair chameleons and every woman in-between. Access VIP & GA Plus benefits with a paid ticket to Beauty Carnival. Perks include a fast pass to skip the lines and a tote with goodies. Learn more about the options to upgrade your experience.
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Wellness House
Get your ticket to join healthy living conversations, healing practices, group workouts and more.
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ESSENCE After Dark
Because after the show it’s the after party… Check back for details on this year’s offerings of comedy, music and parties available as part of ESSENCE After Dark.
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Global Black Economic Forum
Today’s most seasoned business moguls, inspiring entrepreneurs and global leaders will illuminate the road ahead towards building economic empowerment across continents and industries. Join us in a power circle where you can establish partnerships that will provide long term impact for global communities.
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E-SUITE
Experience unparalleled access to CEOs, entrepreneurial change-makers and key political power players at the premier destination for professional advancement. From empowering panel conversations to exclusive recruitment opportunities with our partners, build and engage with other women bosses in an intimate setting. Grab your pass and come level up!
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