Essence Music Festival 2009

March 9, 2009 by  
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The 15th annual Essence Music Festival will take place July 3 -5, 2009 in New Orleans, LA. The show will be headlined by Beyonce. Other artists who are scheduled to perform are: John Legend, Robin Thicke, Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue, Maxwell, Anita Baker, Al Green and Ne-Yo.

This is a really nice concert / vacation destination for those who love music. Tickets are on sale now!

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Essence Festival 2008 – July 4-6, 2008

June 2, 2008 by  
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Friday, July 4th

J. Holiday
Rihanna
Chris Brown
Kanye West

Saturday, July 5th

Musiq
LL Cool J
Jill Scott
Pattie LaBelle

Sunday, July 6th

Morris Day
Keyshia Cole
Chris Rock
Mary J. Blige

Superlounge Artists

Friday, July 4th
BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION FEATURING NEW ORLEANS FUNK AND SOUL EXPLOSION
TERENCE BLANCHARD
PEABO BRYSON
GIL SCOTT-HERON
GRANDMASTER FLASH
MINT CONDITION
REBIRTH BRASS BAND
CHRISTIAN SCOTT

Saturday, July 5th
IRVIN MAYFIELD JAZZ ORCHESTRA
LYFE JENNINGS
KERMIT RUFFINS BAND
SOLANGE KNOWLES
LEDISI
CUPID

Sunday, July 6th
RAHEEM DEVAUGHN
CHRISETTE MICHELE
NICOLAS PAYTON
PRESERVATION JAZZ HALL BAND’S GOSPEL REVIVAL
IRMA THOMAS

*Performance times and schedules are subject to change without notice

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, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris and Chris Brown when the festival’s return to New Orleans.

ADDITIONAL ARTISTS

July 5, 2007

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

July 6, 2007

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

July 7, 2007

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

* Acts to perform two nights