The 22nd annual Essence Festival is blending the old and new school with its extensive list of artists scheduled to perform. This year’s headlining acts include Mariah Carey, Maxwell and rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Other artists scheduled to perform at the highly anticipated event include Andra Day, Ciara, BJ The Chicago Kid, Charlie Wilson, Daley, Digable Planets, Faith Evans, Jeremih, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Lalah Hathaway, Leon Bridges, Lion Babe, MC Lyte, New Edition, Robert Glasper Experiment, Tink, The Internet, Tyrese and more. The festival still plans to add even more artists, which will be revealed at a later date.
“The Essence Festival is back in New Orleans with an extraordinary roster of the biggest names and best performers in entertainment—from global music icons to the industry’s rising stars,” said Essence President Michelle Ebanks. “We are welcoming Mariah Carey, Kendrick Lamar and Maxwell to headline the Superdome main stage. In addition, we will be embracing newcomers like Leon Bridges, Jeremih, Lion Babe, Dej Loaf and The Internet, as well as fan favorite Charlie Wilson for the ultimate cultural experience in New Orleans this July 4th weekend.”
The Essence Music Festival will take over the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans beginning June 30th to July 3rd.
Check out essencefestival.com for more information about tickets, performers and travel accommodations.