Essence Music Festival 2018

July 5-8, 2018

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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2018 Lineup
  • Janet Jackson
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Erykah Badu
  • Jill Scott
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Daniel Caesar
  • Dave Hollister
  • dvsn
  • H.E.R.
  • Idris Elba
  • Kelela
  • Marsha Ambrosius
  • Miguel
  • Teddy Riley’s New Jack Swing Experience
  • Wreckx-N-Effect
  • Blackstreet
  • Guy
  • Xscape
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