What You Want from the 20th ESSENCE Festival

We hit the Convention Center during the ESSENCE Festival to find out what you want to see at next year's 20th anniversary event. Here's what you had to say.

Monique Valeris Jul, 10, 2013

1 of 10 Johnny Nunez

Actor Darrin Henson

2 of 10 Frank Micelotta

"There would be a bunch of paparazzi, but Beyoncé should come to the Convention Center (for a meet-and-greet). I love her." - Ari Veal of New Orleans

3 of 10 Walik Goshorn

"I would love to see Janelle Monáe next year. She's awesome and embodies what a Black woman is supposed to be." - Melencia Johnson of Aiken, South Carolina

4 of 10 Walik Goshorn

'I love Charlie Wilson's music. He really puts on a show." - Pamela Staples of Roanoke, Alabama

5 of 10 Gus Bennett

"I want to see Jill Scott. She is an amazing performer and she brings her A-game every time she hits the stage." - LaDonna Bryer of New Orleans

6 of 10 Invision/AP

Gospel singer Tasha Cobbs

7 of 10 David Willems

"I like having everything at the Convention Center. The vendors, artists, and hospitality of the staff and guests are all awesome. And Beyoncé is a big seller." - Lucretia Myers of Charleston, South Carolina

8 of 10 Scott Threlkeld

"I enjoy seeing all the vendors and being able to register for all the prizes and free gifts." - Sandra Miller-Ivy of Tuscaloosa, Alabama

9 of 10 Kathy Anderson

"I want to see the My Black is Beautiful booth because they teach younger and older women how to do their makeup." - Melissa McKenney of New Orleans

10 of 10 Aaron Thornton

"I would love to see more from the Career Zone." - Nastassia Jones of Little Rock, Arkansas

Photo: ESSENCE Communications President Michelle Ebanks and National Urban League's Marc Morial