Essence Festival Unveils Lineup

Lineup Poster For Essence Festival 2018
– Lineup Poster For Essence Festival 2018

Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, The Roots and Snoop Dogg are your headliners for the 2018 edition of New Orleans’ Essence Festival. 

Mark your calendar for July 6-8 at the Big Easy’s Mercedes-Benz Superdome. 
The festival offers free “Daytime Experiences” including motivational seminars, beauty and style presentations, and celebrity interviews. Attendees will also want to bring their appetites for cuisine from NOLA’s best. 
The evening is all about the music, with main stage performance from the headliners, along with intimate sets from rising stars in the Superdome’s Superlounges. 
The lineup also features Daniel Caesar; Dave Hollister; DVSN; H.E.R.; Idris Elba; Kelela; Marsha Ambrosius; Miguel; Teddy Riley’s New Jack Swing Experience featuring Wreckx-N-Effect,
Tickets are on sale now, starting at $159 for weekend passes. 
Earlier this month it was announced that Essence Ventures – a new company led by Richelieu Dennis, founder of Shea Moisture – had purchased Essence Communications Inc., from its previous owner Time Inc. Essence encompasses the print magazine and its associated media on various platforms, television specials, books and the Essence Music Festival that began in 1995 and recently developed a spinoff in Durban, South Africa.