2015 Essence Festival Presented by Coca-Cola, New Orleans

Mary J. Blige 2014 Essence Festival | Photo: Richard Dunn/PR Photos

Affair: 2015 Essence Festival Presented by Coca-Cola

When: Friday, July 3, 2015 - Sunday, July 4, 2015

Hot Spot: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Deets: There will be an exciting 3 day weekend of performances by some of the biggest artists and musical favorites. The ESSENCE Festival weekend also features free activities in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to sample the fun and flavor of New Orleans with the ESSENCE® Empowerment Experience where there will be a host of conversations featuring celebrities and motivational speakers and much more.

Who You May Spot: Charlie Wilson, Common, Erykah Badu, Floetry, India.Arie, Kem, Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Hart, Lecrae, Mary J. Blige, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Missy Elliott, Nephew Tommy, Trey Songz, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Usher, Dee 1, Doug E. Fresh, Dumps Nico & Vinz, Sevyn Streeter, SZA, Dumpstaphunk, Kool Moe Dee, Mase, Mystikal, Slick Rick, Adrian Marcel, Andra Day, Esperanza Spalding, Lianne La Havas, Mali Music, Nico & Vinz, Sevyn Streeter, SZA, Avery*Sunshine, B-Slade, BIlal, Eric Roberson, Jonathan McReynolds, Kelly Price, Lalah Hathaway, Tank and the Bangas, Teedra Moses, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Andy Allo, Elle Varner, Goapele, Jeff Bradshaw Kindred the Family Soul, Luenell, Omarion, Sommore, Tweet, Wale

Hint For The Average Socialite: Keep updated on information about the festival including talent lineup, speaker panels and other plans by signing up for the Essence Festival newsletter here. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.

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