Festivalgoers can dance and sing along with leading names in entertainment—rhythm and blues, classic soul, hip-hop, neo-soul and jazz—all on five stages within the Louisiana Superdome.
Artists include: Rihanna, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Jill Scott, Patti Labelle, Morris Day, Keyshia Cole, Chris Rock, Mary J. Blige, Maze featuring frankie beverly among other big U.S. talents.
Sponsored by Essence Magazine around the July 4th national Independance Day weekend in a presidential election year, this is one of America's top festivals. Ticket sales are brisk.
Essence Music Festival Web Site