ESSENCE Music Festival 2012 Sponsor Gallery

A roundup of the ESSENCE Music Festival 2012 sponsors. 

ESSENCE.COM Sep, 19, 2012

1 of 23 Derick Hingle

Festival attendees “Wobble With It” at the Move, Groove, Enjoy experience.

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Top DJ’s spun tunes to make the crowd move and groove in the Coke booth.

3 of 23 Derick Hingle

Chef G. Garvin gave healthy cooking demonstrations to attendees in the Coke booth.

4 of 23 Chris Franko

DJ Trauma got the party started right at the Coors Rooftop Party.

5 of 23 Chris Franko

Coors kept the convention center rocky mountain sexy with brand ambassadors all weekend long.

6 of 23 Derick Hingle

Moms in attendance audition for their chance to star in an upcoming Walmart commercial.

7 of 23 Derick Hingle

Melanie Fiona signs copies of her latest CD at the Walmart booth.

8 of 23 K Hingle

Marsha Ambrosius stopped by the Ford booth for a live interview on Sirius XM.

9 of 23 R Thomason

The Price Is Right! One lucky festival- goer won a 2013 Ford Escape in front of thousands at the Superdome on Saturday.

10 of 23 walikgosohorn

Pooch Hall was on hand hosting the McDonald's stage and signing autographs.

11 of 23 Chris Franko

McDonald's kept festival-goers cool with samples of their McCafe Real Fruit Smoothies.

12 of 23 Derick Hingle

The MBIB booth was the place to be for the latest in beauty and hair trends. Convention center attendees were treated to make-overs throughout the day with the MBIB glam squad.

13 of 23 Walik Goshorn

Find your perfect match at the MBIB booth. Festival attendees are scent matched to the perfect Gain detergent with an MBIB brand ambassador.

14 of 23 Derick Hingle

Cupid was on site getting consumers in step with the Cupid Shuffle.

15 of 23 Derick Hingle

The U.S. Army Apache Helicopter flight training simulator took consumers to new heights.

16 of 23 Derick Hingle

Marvin Sapp surprises festival goers at the Verizon booth with his spirited vocals.

17 of 23 Walik Goshurn

Let the Battle Begin: Legendary DJ Battle with Beverly Bond and Biz Markie at the Verizon Booth in the convention center.

18 of 23 Derick Hingle

HLN anchor Richelle Carey interviews Charlie Wilson at the CNN booth.

19 of 23 Derick Hingle

Hot Stuff! Michael Ealy heated things up as he greeted fans at the State Farm booth.

20 of 23 JR Thomasen

TNT and TBS stars James Lesure, Arjay Smith, Deon Cole, Keisha Knight Pulliam and Lance Gross answer audience questions at the Turner booth.

21 of 23 Derick Hingle

Elise Neal, star of the new TV One show Belles, signs autographs for fans.

22 of 23 Chris Franko

Collision crew of America’s Best Dance Crew, showcase some fancy footwork at the Visa Prepaid Booth at the Convention Center.

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