ESSENCE FESTIVAL: 25th Anniversary Lineup announced


TheEssence Festivalis back, bigger and better than ever to celebrate the annual music and culture fest’s 25th anniversary. 

The three-night concert series at the Superdome will featureMissy Elliott,Mary J. BligeNas,H.E.R.,Anthony Hamilton,Doug E. Fresh,Frankie Beverly,Jermaine Dupri,MC Lyte,Morris Day,Pharrell Williams,Ronnie, Bobby Rick & Mike,Sheila E,Teddy Riley,Teyana TaylorandTimbaland.

Other acts on the bill includeBig Daddy Kane,Biz Markie,City Girls,GinuwineandJacquees.

There will be special tributes to Mary J. Blige’sMy Lifeand Nas’sIllmatic, both of which are celebrating their 25th anniversaries. 

Tickets are on sale now. It all goes down July 5th through the 9th in Big Easy, New Orleans.