Essence Music Festival 2015: Mary J. Bilge, Erykah Badu, Common, Slick Rick


The Essence Music Festival (July 2-5, 2015) has begun to release names for their show at the Louisiana Superdome. Mary J. Bilge, Common, India.Arie, Erykah Badu, and Kendrick Lamar are confirmed. We’re looking at a triple dose old school shot of Slick Rick, Kool Moe Dee, and Doug E. Fresh. 

The rest of the lineup is rounded out by Trombone Shorty, Leon Bridges, Bilal, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Raheem Devaughn, Mali Music, Teedra Moses, Kindred the Family Soul, Goapele, Mystical, Nico+Vinz, Kelly Price, Eric Roberson, Avery*Sunshine, Tank & The Bangas, Robert Glasper, Tweet, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Esperanza Spalding, Andra Day, Elle Varner, and SZA.

More names are being added and tickets are on sale now at the Essence Festival website.

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