ESSENCE FESTIVAL 2019

Keep up with latest videos, photos and recaps as we celebrate 25 years of moving the culture forward at the 2019 ESSENCE Festival® in New Orleans. Here in the official #ESSENCEFEST content hub where you can find the most unforgettable moments of the weekend right at your fingertips. From performances, conversations, demonstrations and everything in between, stay tuned!

Seen at Essence Festival 2019

WEEKEND RECAP

2019 ESSENCE FESTIVAL
From Missy Elliott, to Kofi Siriboe, to Michelle Obama to Pharrell, these were the most unforgettable ESSENCE Fest moments.

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2019 ESSENCE FESTIVAL
Michelle Obama Talks Post-White House, Relationships, And Living A Healthy Life At Essence Festival.

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2019 ESSENCE FESTIVAL
ESSENCE After Dark: Everything You Missed At The First Official ESSENCE Fest After Party Series.

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2019 ESSENCE FESTIVAL
Kamala Harris Unveils $100B Black Homeownership Plan At 2019 Essence Festival.

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2019 ESSENCE FESTIVAL
From the Superdome, to the Power Stage, to Fashion House to Beauty Carnival and every where in between, celebrity sightings at ESSENCE Fest were endless.

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ESSENCE Kicked Off Fashion House With Gucci And Kering.

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SPONSOR RECAP

Real life besties, LeToya Luckett, Eudoxie and Keri Hilson on the mainstage for a Coca-Cola If Not For My Girls moment.

A Diet Coke UNLABELED conversation with Dawn Richards and Mario on the ESSENCE® Power Stage.

Festival-goers at the Coca-Cola booth celebrating their girlfriends.

Contestants compete to win a Ford Vehicle of their choice.

The Ford experience featured works of art by Sydney James, Shantell Martin, Mychael Shane and Melissa Mitchell who later joined moderator MC Lyte for a panel discussion.

Walmart awards one lucky ZP Challenge winner on the mainstage.

Festival-goers adorned with Walmart #ReignOn crowns.

The crowd at the Walmart #ReignOn booth.

The McDonald’s golden arches stand tall amidst a crowd in the Convention Center.

Cynthia Bailey, Gale Hill and friends smile for the camera at the ESSENCE® x McDonald’s Late Night Party.

ICGT Gospel singer Kierra Sheard on the McDonald’s stage.

Guests enjoy a moment during Disney’s Influencer Brunch.

Festival guest celebrates the “NBA Experience” at the Disney booth.

Disney Dreamers Academy discussion on Center Stage.

Festival attendee poses in front of the AT&T #DreaminBlack virtual reality wall.

The cast of Power give the audience a first-look at the final season during the AT&T mainstage moment.

Smiling Beauties: TRESemmé stylist keeps
Festival-goers ready for the weekend.

Festival-goer takes time to learn about the Dove Men Pledge for Paternity Leave.

Shea Moisture stylist captivates Festival-goers with a live hair demo.

Essence® Festival attendee is ready to Get Skin Happy with AVEENO®.

A little eye candy at the Maui Moisture booth, made for the perfect Instagram photo!

Festival attendees visit Carol’s Daughter to enter an exciting travel sweepstakes.

Stylist Tasheara Smith educates Creme of Nature consumer.

Festival-goers show off their Palmer’s bag of swag.

Festival attendees sampled DevaCurl’s latest must have, DevaFresh.

Cynthia Bailey is all smiles with guest at the Estee Lauder Beauty Arcade.

Tyler Perry blesses the Power Stage with a word and talks about his new partnership withBET.

Attendees take a photo at the comedy segment of ESSENCE® “After Dark” sponsored by Netflix Is A Joke.

Cast of USA’s new series “Pearson”, get up close with fans in Fanzone.

The cast of Brian Banks all smiles in the Fan Zone with a Festival-goer.

The leading ladies of STARZ hit show Power dish on what’s to come in the final season.

Robin Thede, creator, executive producer, show-runner, writer and leading lady ofHBO’s new series, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”, shares first episode with Essence® Fest.

Gold Peak sample station at ESSENCE Eats™.

Festival attendees are gifted complimentary Zatarain’s product.

Festival attendees grabbed empowering compliment cards at the Always Discreet booth!

Ashley Williams at the Tampax Radiant bathroom takeover.

WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) brand ambassador Tamela Mann in the WW Booth.

Bevvy Smith at the Gilead booth.

Mayor Latoya Cantrell and ESSENCE Owner, Richelieu Dennis take the Walmartstage at the 1st annual ESSENCE® Global Black Economic Forum.

The Walmart Yogurt Bar at the ESSENCE® Wellness House.

Antoine Phillips, Vice President of Brand and Culture Engagement at Gucci makes a huge announcement at the ESSENCE Fashion House.

Director Melina Matsoukas and screenplay writer Lena Waithe bring a sneak peek of the Universal Pictures movie, Queen & Slim to the ESSENCE® Fashion House.

DJ Olivia Dope poses in front of the Diet Coke UNLABLED wall at the ESSENCE® Fashion House.

VIPs enjoy the AT&T #DreaminBlack video booth in the VIP All-Access lounge at the Superdome.

Lafayette band takes the State of Louisiana stage and gives audience members the show of a lifetime.

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