Get your tickets now to the 2009 ESSENCE Music Festival. This July 4th weekend, the Festival will be the Ultimate Party Weekend as we celebrate our 15th anniversary in the city that started it all, New Orleans.

Get lifted with three days of FREE empowerment seminars at the Convention Center with speakers including Bishop TD Jakes, Dr. Juanita Bynum, Roland Martin, Tom Joyner, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and more.

Party for three nights at the Superdome with performances by music icons and hottest new talent including — Beyoncé, Maxwell, John Legend, Anita Baker, Teena Marie, EnVogue, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, Al Green, Lionel Richie and more. Plus, don’t miss the ESSENCE Icons Salute to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. And join all your favorites in our Super Lounges. To get the latest festival performer information including tickets and hotel accommodations, visit