Essence Music Festival 2012

July 6-8, 2012

New Orleans, LA

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Known as 'the party with a purpose.' Essence Music Festival got its start in 1995, celebrating the 25th anniversary of its namesake magazine Essence. Taking place in the heart of New Orleans, attendees can choose to purchase tickets for the series of concerts at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome or partake in the free daytime activities around the city.
Festival Info
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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2012 Lineup
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation
  • Bridget Kelly
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Dru Hill
  • Eric Roberson
  • Estelle
  • Fantasia
  • Fred Hammond
  • Goapele
  • Keyshia Cole
  • Khris Royal & Dark Matter
  • Kindred the Family Soul
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Ledisi
  • Luke James
  • Marsha Ambrosius
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Mary Mary
  • Maurette Brown Clark
  • Raheem Devaughn
  • Stephanie Mills
  • SWV
  • Tank
  • Teedra Moses
  • The Original Pinettes Brass Band
  • The Pointer Sisters
  • The Stooges Brass Band
  • The Stylistics
  • Vivian Green