This year’s newly re-branded ESSENCE Festival will be jam-packed with performances from a host of top stars, all of whom will take the stage in New Orleans over four days, starting July 4.

Here are just a few of the more than 30 acts that will be performing this year:


Jill Scott


Charlie Wilson

Keyshia Cole

LL Cool J

Mint Condition

And More!

I have never been to this massive festival in New Orleans, but I can just imagine how great it is culturally over a span of four days. What if WBLK was able to send someone to this year’s festival -- would you try to win the trip?