ESSENCE Festival 2019 Lineup Missy Elliott, Pharrell, H.E.R., Mary J. Blige

Plus Frankie Beverly, Big Freedia, Normani, Jaquees, 702, Nao, Jermaine Dupri, Teyana Taylor, Timbaland and more. Tickets on sale now!....For the past 25 years, the ESSENCE Festival has remained the country’s largest annual celebration of excellence in Black culture from every angle including music, film, fashion, television, beauty, politics, community activism and more. As we usher in a new era in entertainment and uplift the voices carrying the rich, legacy of Black music forward today, we will also take a look back in celebration of our 25th Festival and pay homage to those who have paved the way.

Hosted by comedian, talk show host and actress Loni Love over the fourth of July weekend in New Orleans, this year’s three-night concert series will feature a global celebration of Black music with performances from over 80 of the biggest names across multiple genres.

The 2019 line up includes:Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, H.E.R., Big Freedia, City Girls, Davido, Ginuwine, Jacquees, Ledisi, Musiq Soulchild, Nas, Normani, Pharrell Williams, Queen Naija, Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike, Teyana Taylor, Timbaland, 702and many more.

“When theESSENCE Festivalwas founded 25 years ago, it marked a pivotal moment of vision and reverence – a critical acknowledgement of and investment in the power of our culture,” said Michelle Ebanks, Chief Executive Officer of ESSENCE Communications. “In the years since, it has set a standard that many other festivals have aspired to, and today, the ESSENCE Festival has grown to represent an annual homecoming for Black artists from across the globe. In honor of our 25th anniversary, nearly 30 artists per night over 3 epic nights will come together to mount the world’s largest and most extraordinary cultural celebration. To one and all, we say, ‘Welcome to ESSENCE. Welcome home.’”

Highlights will include special performances celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mary J. Blige’sMy Lifeand Nas’Illmatic,as well as a live album recording by Grammy Award-winning musicianPJ Mortonfeaturing performances fromJojo, Luke James, The Hamiltonesand more.

ESSENCE will also cultivate a noteworthy mainstage moment honoringFrankie Beverlyfor his lifetime contribution to music.

Weekend ticket packagesfor the 2019 ESSENCE Festival are currently on sale, with prices starting at $185. To see a complete listing of the full lineup, click HERE.

See you in NOLA!

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