Check Out the 2017 Essence Festival This June

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The 2017 Essence Festival

If you love music and beauty then you’re in luck! The 2017 Essence Festival will take place June 29th – July 2nd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Essence Magazine has been the lifestyle magazine for African American women since the early 90s and has only continued to grow! The Essence Festival brings the best entertainers in the country together to empower African American men and women. This year’s event will feature more musicians, DJs, speakers, and comedians than ever before! This year’s event is worth the visit!

Musical Acts

The legendary New Orleans Superdome is a great atmosphere for the Essence Festival. Each year dozens of renowned artists come to perform at the festival. This year will feature artists such as Solange, Diana Ross, Mary J, Blige, Chance the Rapper, John Legend, Chaka Khan, Master P, Shaggy, India.Arie, Erykah Badu, Elle Varner, Trombone Shorty, and more. You don’t want to miss out on this great lineup!

Not only is there great music at the festival, but there are also many acclaimed speakers as well. These knowledgeable experts will offer valuable insight and tips on gaining personal success in your life. Some of this year’s celebrated speakers include Reverend Al Sharpton, Tamika Mallory, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, April Reign, Ava DuVernay, Phaedra Parks, Luvvie Ajayi, and Dr. Emily Cissy Houston. These keynote speakers will awe and inspire with their wisdom and knowledge.


Essence Festival will also have a ton of African influenced crafts, jewelry, art, and talents. Vendors will also, have displays set up throughout the Superdome and in the parking lot. You will be able to enjoy a variety of arts and crafts such as sculptures, paintings, jewelry, and clothing pieces. Doors to this event will open at 6 pm sharp. Tickets and VIP packages are available now on the festival website. You can also purchase tickets for the individual DJ parties. The DJ parties will feature celebrity DJs, dancing, and cocktails for your leisure. Tickets can be purchased for the entire weekend, or for the single day.

If you love music and culture then don’t forget to buy your Essence Festival tickets today. With all these fabulous activities and performers following you will not want to miss out on this festival. Also, if you are looking for reliable transportation to get you there safely, come visit us at Ray Brandt Nissan.