Essence Festival is the biggest, Blackest party with a purpose in New Orleans. For the last 25 years, the one-time music festival—which has now turned into a one-stop shop for beauty, fashion, wellness and food—has brought the best in Black culture to the charmed city.
From Frankie Beverly & Maze to countless electric slides being slid to all the Black Girl Magic sprinkled all over town, there’s no other festival that gives you countless music, Nawlins eats and more events than you can handle.
If you need a recap of what happened at this year’s Essence Festival, which concluded Sunday night, allow the OverExplainer to break it down for you. This is what day one of Essence Festival looks like.
Check out the video above to see what all the well-earned hype is all about.