Essence Music Festival

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Country and Region United StatesLouisiana
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Festival Contact Information

Essence Music Festival
Essence Festivals, LLC
135 West 50th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10020 USA

Festival Description

The Essence Music Festival celebrates black music and culture with a stellar line-up of artists and empowerment seminars. In 2006 festival temporarily moved to Houston’s Reliant Stadium, due to the damage caused by hurricane Katrina. In 2007 the festival returned to its home of New Orleans, Louisiana at the Louisiana Superdome.

Festival Dates July 4 - 7, 2013
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Festival Events:

Music Lineup 2013:
  • Nephew Tommy - Host
  • Beyoncé
  • Maxwell
  • Jill Scott
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Brandy
  • New Edition
  • Jody Watley
  • Mint Condition
  • Janelle Monáe
  • TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank)
  • Luke James
  • Charlie Wilson
  • LL Cool J
  • New Edition
  • Big Daddy Kane
Speakers 2013:
  • Pastor Donnie McClurkin
  • Tramaine Hawkins
  • Iyanla Vanzant
  • Steve Harvey
  • Lisa Nichols
  • Rev. Al Sharpton
  • Dr. Steve Perr


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Practical Info:

  • Louisiana Superdome
    Sugar Bowl Drive
    New Orleans, LA 70112 USA


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