JULY 1-5, 2020


Join us for the World’s Largest Cultural, Entertainment and Empowerment Experience
Arts ∙ Music ∙ Beauty ∙ Fashion ∙ Entertainment ∙ Technology ∙ Food ∙ Wellness ∙ Advocacy ∙ Entrepreneurship ∙ Wealth

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FESTIVALS

EVENING CONCERTS

EVENING CONCERTS

From the mainstage to intimate performances in the Superlounges, see all-star collabs you won’t find anywhere else!

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ESSENCE EATS™

Add new flavors to your cookbook in live demos with celeb chefs and cooking experts. Get a taste of more than 50 ESSENCE Eats™ vendors and save when you dine at NOLA’s best Black-owned restaurants with Passport25.

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ESSENCE AFTER DARK


After the evening concerts, hit after hours comedy shows, live podcasts, and underground performances. Stay tuned for updates on 2020 performances, parties, and shows.

CONFERENCES

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GLOBAL BLACK ECONOMIC FORUM (GBEF)

Hear from pioneering thought leaders, innovative founders and global leaders in an intimate one-of-a kind environment. Explore globalization and technology trends that will anchor new frameworks for multi-generational Black wealth across industries and continents. Network with other power players to create collaborations with long term impact for our global communities.

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E-SUITE

Ladies! Make major headway in your career in an intimate setting for senior-level women in business. Listen, learn, and level up! Plus, explore our online E Suite membership platform for more events, business development forums, mentorship, networking and more!

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POWER STAGE

Explore the topics that impact and inform our culture with powerful keynotes, panel discussions & interviews. Join the conversation each day with community leaders, politicians and pop culture icons live on the Power Stage.

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EXHIBITIONS

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BEAUTY CARNIVAL

Get glam squad approved! Celeb hairstylists, MUAs, and beauty influencers will take over Beauty Stage Live for tutorials, makeovers, product reviews, and hot topics in the beauty space.

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FASHION HOUSE

Join us for a cutting-edge curation of runway shows, interviews, and pop-up shops brought to you by Black designers. Get expert tips to take your label to the next level!

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WELLNESS HOUSE

Grab a girlfriend, a green juice and ignite your inner well! Get fit and regenerate with massages, energy readings, and self-care conversations with health & wellness pros and practitioners.

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ENTERTAINMENT ALL-ACCESS

See interviews with your favorite stars live on Center Stage. Get a chance to meet them in the Fan Zone and see upcoming new releases before they hit your TV or local theater in the Screening Room!

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MARKETPLACE

Shop must-have apparel, accessories, beauty, books and more at an exclusive destination for Black-owned brands!

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INVEST BACK

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VENDORS

We are on the search for star brands to steal the show at ESSENCE Marketplace® and ESSENCE Eats™! Grow your brand on a national scale, engage with thousands of consumers, and be the first to be considered for future live events partnerships with ESSENCE!

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PIPELINE

The Pipeline is designed to increase the pool of women and Black professionals pursuing careers and business opportunities in live events and technical production. Bid your business for an opportunity to help produce the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture™.

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INFO

FAQ

Be in the know about tickets, age restrictions, parking, prohibited items, Clear Bag Policy and more! Review all of our FAQs and answers HERE.

TRAVEL

Check out available ESSENCE® Fest hotel blocks from our preferred hotel partners HERE.

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