Essence Music Festival 2007 – July 5 – 7 – New Orleans, LA

June 1, 2007 by  
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Essence Music Festival 2007

The ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL is the largest event of its kind in the world. It is a special occasion in which families and friends come together to celebrate the rich cultural legacy of the African Diaspora. Artistic, musical, intellectual and spiritual achievements are the highlight of the annual Fourth of July “Party with a Purpose.” ESSENCE Cares Empowerment Seminars will be held daily at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the ESSENCE MARKETPLACE 2007–Fine Art & Crafts sales hours. ESSENCE Cares Empowerment Seminars are free and open to the public and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. ESSENCE MARKETPLACE daytime activities at the Convention Center also include food booths showcasing world-renowned New Orleans cuisine, the Festival’s book fair, author signings, celebrity meet-and-greets, sponsor activities, the ESSENCE boutique, communit exhibits and much more. Spectacular evening concerts will be held on July 5, 6, and 7 at the Louisiana Superdome.

ESSENCE MARKETPLACE will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 5; Friday, July 6; and Saturday, July 7 at the Convention Center which is a state-of-the-art, indoor, air-conditioned facility.

The show headliners will be: Lionel Richie, BeyoncĂ©, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris and Chris Brown when the festival’s return to New Orleans.


July 5, 2007

Kenny Latimore & Chante Moore*
Pieces of A Dream
Rachelle Ferell
Rahsaan Patterson*

July 6, 2007

Kenny Latimore & Chante Moore*
Nuttin but Stringz*
Rahsaan Patterson*
Slum Village
Will Downing

July 7, 2007

Angie Stone
Chuck D with Public Enemy
Lyfe Jennings
Nuttin but Stringz*
Sunshine Anderson

* Acts to perform two nights

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