John Legend Hints At What Surprises He Has In Store For ESSENCE Festival

On this segment of ESSENCE Live, John Legend shares why he's so passionate about his singing career and teases his suprise for this year's Essence Festival. 

Rachaell Davis May, 09, 2017

If you haven’t already heard, John Legend is gearing up to set the 2017 ESSENCE Festival stage on fire with an electrifying performance on the mainstage. Sure to be an unforgettable experience filled with a mix of his classics that we all love and new music from his latest album, Darkness and Light, we’re already excited to see him hit the stage.

ESSENCE Festival 2017 single-night tickets and ticket packages are on sale now! For more info and the latest news, visit our Festival page here.

Watch the video above to hear what the multi-talented R&B crooner had to say about his upcoming performance at Festival during a recent visit to ESSENCE Live. Be sure to grab your tickets to see John Legend and more of the biggest names in music at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July.

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[BLANK_AUDIO] We mentioned before, you're an actor. Yes. A producer, a singer. Which one of those is challenging or which one are you most passionate about out of the three? I'm most passionate about making music. I think it's something I've been doing since I was a kid. It's something I love to do and I feel Most in my element when I'm creating music or performing on stage. And I'm excited to go on tour this spring, doing just that, and actually ending at Essence Fest Yes! At Essence Fest, which we're so excited about. I'm so excited. That's going to be the last show of the North American tour. We'll be in New Orleans at Essence Fest. And this will be, I think my third or fourth time playing at Essence, and I think it'll be our best time because the tour is looking really good right now. Yeah. We're excited to bring it to New Orleans. Are there any special guests? Any- I'm working on it. Yeah? I gotta do something special for them. Well Especially for New Orleans stake. Yes. Yeah. I feel like there's gotta be some special- We gotta do something. Yeah. We are working on it now. [LAUGH] I got some calls out. You got some calls out? [LAUGH] Okay, so we gotta stay tuned. Yes. [BLANK_AUDIO]