#Top10 Reasons You Can't Miss ESSENCE Fest 2015

ESSENCE Fest 2015 is almost here!  July will be here before you know it, so we wanted to remind you just why you have to be at the Convention Center to party with us (and your favorite celebrities) for the Holiday weekend.  Check out our gallery of the #Top10 reasons you can't miss ESSENCE Fest 2015. 

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Gia Peppers Mar, 24, 2015

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With his powerful new album, To Pimp a Butterfly, still ringing in our ears, we know Kendrick Lamar's performance at ESSENCE Fest is going to be something we won't soon forget.

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SZA, the first lady of Kendrick Lamar's clique TDE (and a newly brightly colored red head), has a new sound that you have to hear for yourselves. You'll thank us later for having new artists like SZA, Lianne La Havas and more at ESSENCE Fest 2015.

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The original human beatbox will make his return to #EssenceFest this year. With pals, Kool Moe Dee and Slick Rick...they're sure to bring you back to the core of the Hip Hop sound at ESSENCE Fest 2015.

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Common needs no introduction, especially now after winning an Oscar.  We are excited to have him take us back to where it all started as he performs his classic Hip Hop hits. 

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It's hard not to smile with all of the great things to experience at ESSENCE Fest 2015.  Our theme is #BringtheLove so bring your closest friends to enjoy our Day Parties with and have the time of your lives!  Don't forget to post everything with the hashtag #BringtheLove when you are there.

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Have you always wanted to know how to give yourself a mini-makeover? If so, ESSENCE Fest is the place for you. On site, beauty experts will be there to teach you how to enhance your beauty and Shaun T will be there as well to make sure you are being your best you!

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His meditation advice is one of the foundations of Oprah's peaceful mindset, so it has to work for us right? Dr. Deepak Chopra is known for his powerful words of inspiration and life-changing meditation methods.  This year, he will make his ESSENCE Fest debut during the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience.

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It's pretty much impossible. The city of New Orleans itself, with its' food, culture and history, is reason enough to come to ESSENCE Fest 2015.

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It's hard to believe that it's already been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, but in 2005, it was the only year the ESSENCE Fest was not in the beloved city.  Now is your chance to support the resilient locals by checking out the food, arts and craft vendors at the Convention Center.