The Essence Music Festival, known as "the party with a purpose", is an annual music festival which started in 1994 with a Forum of Speakers and Concerts held in New Orleans.
The ESSENCE Festival is back in New Orleans with an extraordinary roster of the biggest names and best performers in entertainment—from global music icons to the industry’s rising stars,” said ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks. “We are welcoming Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg to headline the Superdome main stage. In addition, we will be embracing newcomers for the ultimate cultural experience in New Orleans
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