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July 03, 2024
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(BPRW) Essence Festival: A Celebration of Culture and Music

(Black PR Wire) Ready to experience the essence of love? It’s one of our favorite times of the year – time for the renowned and much anticipated 30th Essence Festival of Culture! 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 2024 Essence Evening Concert Series features: Birdman & Friends, Janet Jackson, Charlie Wilson, SWV, Tank and the Bangas, The Roots, Big Boi, Donell Jones, D-Nice, Ha Sizzle, Lloyd, Teedra Moses, T-Pain and Usher.

This year marks the 30th birthday of the Essence Festival of Culture! Although the party with a purpose” always includes a stacked lineup of music’s biggest names in hip-hop, R&B, soul, funk, and gospel, it doesn’t end there. There are a bevy of free daily activities and panels held throughout the weekend which includes expert panels, workshops and shopping focused on beauty, health and wellness, entrepreneurship 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 decided 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 at