SWV, Ledisi, Jussie Smollett and more Added to 2018 Essence Festival Lineup

The lineup for the 2018 Essence Music Festival continues to grow. SWV, Ledisi, Keke Wyatt, Jussie Smollett, Lloyd and Ella Mai have been added to the bill.

Legendary R&B group SWV will be a part of Teddy Riley’s “New Jack Swing Experience,” while Keke Wyatt will lend her powerful vocals to Kelly Price’s “For The Love of R&B” curation.

The first round of performers includes Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, Fantasia, Miguel, Xscape, Daniel Caesar, and H.E.R.

The 2018 Essence Music Festival will take place July 5-8 in New Orleans. Tickets are available now.

Antwane Folk is the editorial assistant at RatedRnB.com.

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