Tyler Perry and the “House of Payne” cast greeted fans.
Tyler Perry and members of the “House of Payne” cast.
Mainstage performer, Chris Brown.
Hill Harper and Kimberly Elise smile for the camera.
“The Pursuit of Happyness” author, Chris Gardner.
Kelly Rowland autographs copies of her new CD, Ms. Kelly.
Kelly Rowland flashes a smile.
Robin Thicke takes it all in.
Sheryl Lee Ralph shows off her ESSENCE Music Festival gear.
Actor, Wendell Pierce.
ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks, ESSENCE chairman and founder Ed Lewis, singer Lionel Ritchie, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, ESSENCE Magazine Editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray, and ESSENCE editorial director Susan L. Taylor are all happy to see the festival return home to New Orleans.