If you missed Essence Fest 2014 in New Orleans this past weekend, you missed a whole lot. Tons of stars, fans and brands flocked to the annual music festival for a week of fun, music, and of course, celebrity sightings. If you were lucky, you took a photo with Lionel Richie or snapped photos of sexy actors like Laz Alonso and Lance Gross hanging out at the one of many parties. Not a party animal? Perhaps you had an close seat for your favorite R&B singer and got an awesome photo during their performance or caught a hip-hop executive at the convention center. Either way, the Essence Fest had Instagram jumping with amazing photos.
Take a look at a few favorites under the hashtag #EssenceFest and let us know what was the best part of Essence Fest 2014 for you!