Ledisi's Essence Festival Journey

As we prepare for Ledisi's fifth year being a part of Essence Festival, we take a trip down memory lane and highlight some of our favorite moments from past years.

Eb the Celeb Mar, 20, 2014

1 of 7 Andrew Goetz

Ledisi was a part of the Patti Labelle tribute at the Essence Festival in 2008. She sang "If Only You Knew."

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A couple years later the Ledisi and Patti Labelle would meet again back stage. "You are one of those people that will have a long, long, long career. You're one of the best singers I've ever heard." - Ms. Patti to Ledisi.

3 of 7 Scott Legato

"Alright" and "In The Morning" from Ledisi's third album Lost & Found were crowd favorites as she performed in the Superlounge in 2008.

4 of 7 Gus Bennett

From the church to the juke joint, Ledisi tore the SuperLounge stage upside down. "Think Of You" was a crowd favorite.

5 of 7 Gus Bennett

A SuperLounge veteran at this point, Ledisi said "Turn Me Loose" when it was time to hit the stage high off the success of her fifth studio album of the same title.

6 of 7 Michael Rowe

Rock and Soul! Ledisi showed up and showed out as she made her solo Essence Festival Mainstage debut in 2012.

7 of 7 Johnny Nunez

Ledisi always puts on an amazing show. We can't wait to have her back at the Essence Festival for the fifth time.