(Black PR Wire) It’s that time again – time for the renowned and much anticipated Essence Festival! Held over Fourth of July weekend at the Caesars Superdome and throughout downtown New Orleans, the Essence Festival has evolved into the nation’s premier showcase for contemporary African American music and culture. The three-day party combines high-octane music performances with inspirational speakers and provocative conversations about gender, race, culture, and art. The 2023 Festival Lineup includes: Missy Elliott, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, Jermaine Dupri, Wizkid, Monica, Coco Jones, Kizz Daniel, and more!
By day, the Empowerment Experience spotlights dozens of speakers on thought-provoking topics such as religion, economics, and education. Of course, there are dozens of vendors who have displays set up in different locations around the Superdome and park areas that are temporarily turned into outdoor markets. Another big highlight of the event is The Essence Expo Experience which includes seminars and workshops on a wide range of topics including beauty and style as well as power and finance. Attendees can participate in live tutorials, free consultations, fashion and makeup presentations, and more.
Essence Festival was started in 1994 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence, a magazine aimed towards African American women. The festival was so well-received, organizers decide to make it an annual event. There are many ticket options from single-day tickets to weekend packages to VIP options. Some events are free with advance registration. For more information on the event, as well as tickets, go to the festival’s website www.essence.com/festival.