ESSENCE Festival to celebrate 25th anniversary with epic line-up of entertainers

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(Last Updated On: March 19, 2019)

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ESSENCE Festival 25 promises to bring an epic line-up of entertainers and performers to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, July 4-7 in New Orleans, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the festival.

Headliners Missy Elliott and Mary J Blige will take to the main stage with performances by NAS, H.E.R., Jermain Dupri, Pharrell Williams, RBRM (Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike), Teddy Riley, Teyana Taylor, Timbaland, and more.

This year, the Festival will pay a special tribute to Frankie Beverly with special guest features by Anthony Hamilton, Big Freedia, Doug E. Fresh, Ledisi, MC Lyte, Morris Day, Musiq Soulchild, Sheila E. and more.

The extensive line-up of performers will extend to the Superlounges with performances by Doug E. Fresh, El Debarge, Ginuwine, Big Daddy Kane and more.

The cultural festivities will continue beyond the evening concerts with a range of festival experiences held throughout the city during the 4-day event.

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ESSENCE Community
Kick off the festival weekend with local volunteer efforts, heritage art exhibits, music, eats and family-friendly activities

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Hit the ultimate foodie destination with cuisines ranging from Louisiana Comfort Food to World Cuisine to Vegan/Vegetarian options and beyond.

ESSENCE Entertainment
Be the first to see sneak peeks and previews for upcoming releases. Hear live interviews and performances from your favorite stars with opportunities to win a meet & greet.

Hit the refresh dial on your wardrobe with style tips brought to you by today’s most sought-after fashion gurus and celebrity stylists.

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Hit the fast track to financial wellness with career & wealth-building advice from ESSENCE’s favorite financial advisors and top professionals.

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To purchase tickets, visit ESSENCE Festival.

ESSENCE Festival to celebrate 25th anniversary with epic line-up of entertainers