Witness Some of the Biggest Names in Entertainment at ESSENCE Festival

The annual ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, presented by Coca-Cola, is one of the nation’s largest live events. Each year, the Festival draws nearly 500,000 attendees who gather for three days of music, entertainment, empowerment, and culture.

Now in its 24th year, the ESSENCE Festival has featured some of the biggest names in entertainment and the nation’s most influential speakers, authors and leaders, including Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Prince, Janet Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Rev. Al Sharpton, Deepak Chopra, Steve Harvey, Ava DuVernay, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Magic Johnson, Iyanla Vanzant and many more.

Our FREE activities during the day take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. This includes our ESSENCE Empowerment Experience, Empower U, The Shops at ESSENCE (including ESSENCE Eats, our Art & Marketplace, the Community Corner and Screening Room) and much of our sponsor activities. Our evening concerts take place at the Louisiana Superdome. Any other event locations will be confirmed. We hope to see you there!

At The Reserve at Jefferson Crossing Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Saturday!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, July 6, 2018—6:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70130


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