Festival Hub: Essence

Essence Music Festival 2016

June 30- July 3, 2016

New Orleans, LA

The Scene
THE PREMIERE MUSIC & CULTURAL FESTIVAL - SUMMER NEW ORLEANS. THE ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL IS THE LARGEST STATESIDE GATHERING OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES. IT'S WHERE WE ALL COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE LIKE NO OTHER FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD. EACH YEAR, OVER 400,000 PEOPLE JOINED US IN NEW ORLEANS, WHERE WE'VE BEEN SINCE 1993.
Venue
Headliners
Kendrick Lamar
2016 Lineup
  • Mariah Carey
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Ciara
  • Maxwell
  • New Edition
  • Babyface
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Faith Evans
  • Leon Bridges
  • Jeremih
  • Lion Babe
  • Dej Loaf
  • The Internet
  • BJ The Chicago Kid
  • Cyril Neville
  • Daley
  • Digable Planets
  • Doug E. Fresh
  • Eric Bellinger
  • Estelle
  • Jidenna
  • Judith Hill
  • Kelly Price
  • Lady Leshurr
  • Lala Hathaway
  • Little Simz
  • Mali Music
  • MC Lyte
  • Tyrese
  • The Brand New Heavies
  • Preservation Hall Brass Band
  • The New Breed Brass Band
  • Tink
  • V. Bozeman
Artist Videos

Related Festivals Previous Editions
All Festival Posters