Experience Great Music and More at Essence Festival in New Orleans

Come experience a festival like no other at this year’s Essence Festival in New Orleans! This exciting festival hosts a variety of famous musical artists, guest speakers, celebrities, and more. This year’s Essence lineup features many renowned names in the music industry, including musical artists like Diana Ross, John Legend, and Chance the Rapper just to name a few. If you are looking for something fun to do in New Orleans this July, look no further than Essence Festival, which will be taking place in the Big Easy from June 29th- July 2nd! You do not want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience. Grab your tickets today!

Get in the Groove at Essence Festival 2017

Essence Festival in New Orleans is a music lover’s paradise. The 2017 Essence Festival lineup includes many widely acclaimed musical artists with chart-topping hits you will just love jamming to. See headliners Diana Ross, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Chance The Rapper, Chaka Khan, Solange, XSCAPE, Jill Scott, India Arie, Monica, Master P, and loads more.

There will be a Gospel Tribute featuring Cece Winans, Kelly Price, Bishop Lester Love, PJ Morton, Anita Wilson, Dr. Emily Cissy Houston, Gene Moore, JeKalyn Carr, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, Chante Moore, and Cheryl Wills.

Between three exciting days and seven stages, you will be able to get your fill in of exceptional music during this alluring New Orleans festival.

More From Essence Festival 2017

Essence Festival is not just about the music, either. You will have the chance to hear a variety of famous guest speakers that will be speaking at this year’s Essence Festival! Some of these special guests include Iyanla Vanzant, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Master P, Lisa Price, Carla Harris, Jessica O. Matthews, and Bari Williams. In addition to these accomplished women, you will have the chance to hear other incredible speakers including Ava DuVernay, Reverend Al Sharpton, and Tina Knowles-Lawson.

Fashion, beauty, and style are a big part of Essence Festival too. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will host free Essence Experiences. Stop by the Beauty & Style Expo for free product giveaways, meet & greets with bloggers, style consultations, mini makeovers, and loads more! Ifyou want to learn how to make shrimp & grits, crawfish etoufeé, gumbo, stop by Essence Eats to indulge. Other experiences include the Path to Power Conference, Entertainment All Access, Lifestyle Experience, Shops at Essence, Essence Bookstore—and more.

Get Your Tickets Today!

Get your tickets to Essence Fest today and see live performances by incredible musical artists and guest speakers, and experience New Orleans firsthand! If you plan on attending The 2017 Essence Festival, stay close to all of the action and excitement. Book your stay at one of these historic New Orleans hotels now!

French Market Inn
Prince Conti Hotel
Lafayette Hotel
Hotel St. Marie
Place D’Armes Hotel

And, if it’s your first time in New Orleans, be sure to check out our First-Timer’s Guide to the French Quarter.

Photos courtesy of Essence.

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