#PURPLESSENCE: Prince at the 20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival

His Purple Highness reigned over the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the 2014 ESSENCE Festival giving the ESSENCE audience nearly three hours of non-stop classics. Thanks for the memories, Prince.

ESSENCE.COM Apr, 21, 2016

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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Lianne La Havas joined joined Prince onstage to perform "Sometimes It Snows in April" at the 2014 ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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Prince partnered with ESSENCE to promote #YESWECODE, an organization that empowers young minds to push the bounds of technology, during the 2014 ESSENCE Festival.