Essence Music Festival News and Updates
Essence Music Festival 2014
The Essence Music Festival is arguably the biggest event in R&B each and every year, and the 2014 lineup proves it. Headlining icons for the 20th Edition include Prince, Lionel Richie
, Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson
, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Ledisi. The talent doesn't stop there: 112, Eve, Amel Larrieux, Doug E Fresh, Leela James, Naughty By Nature and Sevyn Streeter are just some of the additional artists that will grace the stage July 4- 6.
Keeping with tradition, the Essence Music Festival will take place in New Orleans at the famed Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the perfect stadium and city to present some of music's most beloved talents and today's brightest stars. Essence Music festival tickets for an All-Weekend Pass (three days) start at $251 for Terrace seats, and jump up to $1494 to get close to the stage with Floor tickets.
The festival, also known as "The Party With a Purpose," is not just about music, but lifestyle. There will be daytime empowerment seminars to attend, with speakers Rev. Al Sharpton, Steve Harvey, Iyanla Vazant, as well as a gospel tribute to Yolanda Adams. Since 1995, Essence Magazine has been producing the festival, and has brought to the stage acts like Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Destiny's Child, The Roots, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Usher, LL Cool J, Maxwell and more. Get your Essence Music Festival tickets and be a part of something special this year!