The ESSENCE Music Festival is the nation’s largest African American live musical and cultural experience attracting over 400,000 people from around the world. This four-day event is packed with must-see concerts and events that you definitely don’t want to miss. Each day boasts a jumping block party, a number of outrageous concerts and plenty of empowering messages by your favorite celebrities and role models throughout.

Thursday, July 5     


Youth Empowerment Experience

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Cheryl Landrieu, Roshon Fegan & more


ESSENCE Music Festival Kick-off Press Conference

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Room 209

Presenting & Major Sponsors


ESSENCE Music Festival New & Next Youth Concert

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Diggy Simmons, OMG Girlz, Coco Jones, Katilyn Nichol, Roshon Fegan & The Roots of Music

Rolling Out

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