2011 ESSENCE Music Festival Lineup

2011 ESSENCE Music Festival Lineup
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 16, 2011

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Our favorite leading lady will be singing her heart out to happy fans in New Orleans come fourth of July weekend.

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Expect Yeezy to take it to the next level at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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The always passionate Fantasia will be singing her her heart out in NOLA.

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Expect Jill to bring “The Real Thing” to NOLA.

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Jennifer Hudson will make her EMF performance debut this July. We hear she’s cooking up an amazing show for ESSENCE fans.

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Boyz II Men will be bringing their Philly soul down to the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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The soul diva herself Chaka Khan grace the stage at the ESSENCE Music Festival! We can’t wait to hear her belt out her famous tunes!

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With sex appeal for days, Trey Songz will be seducing all the ladies.

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Macy Gray brings her eclectic soul down to NOLA.

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Mint Condition is still putting it down. The group will return to NOLA after a great performance last year.

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Uncle Charlie, last name Wilson, will have us all on our feet.

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Oh, Dwele! We can’t wait to hear from this smooth neo-soul brother.

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New Orleans wouldn’t be the same without a great brass band?

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Charmaine Neville keeps up the family tradition with her Nawlins band.

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New Edition will reunite on the main stage at ESSENCE Music Festival! Can’t wait!

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Hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh will be in building bringing the classic tunes.

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Marsha Ambrosius will bring her “Late Nights and Early Morning” album to life at EMF.

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Mavis Staples will bring Gospel music to the EMF stage.

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Naughty By Nature is one of the most anticipated hip-hop acts of the weekend — catch them live at EMF!

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Gospel artist Brian Courtney Wilson will be delivering a power house performance at EMF.

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Miguel will bring his smooth tunes to EMF!

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Kelly Price’s voice will fill the Superdome with ease! We can’t wait to hear her sing her greatest hits.

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R&B crooner Kem will set the mood just right for ESSENCE fans.

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Alexander O’Neal will be tickling the ivories at EMF 2011.

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Ladies, this summer will be prime time to see Eric Benet live and in person! Get your tickets ready!

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Gospel recording artist Vanessa Bell Armstrong will be taking us to church during EMF 2011!

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Mills brings that classic R&B feel to this year’s festivities.

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Who’s got the funk? P-Funk’s got the funk!

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Hip hop legend M.C. Lyte will also be performing at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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At just 17 years old, New Orleans native Kourtney Heart is on her way to becoming one of the best in R&B.

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One of the most distinctive voices around, Irma Thomas brings that old-school R&B flavor we love.

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Gospel duo Trin-i-tee 5:7 will light up the EMF stage with their hits — praise Him!

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