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Essence Festival 2020 Lineup

Superdome
The Superdome is home to The Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans (Photo: Paul Broussard)
- Photo by Paul Broussard

The Essence Festival of Culture™ Presented By Coca-Cola® is back in New Orleans with a bang for an expanded five days of festival from July 1-5. A main highlight of the fest are the Evening Concert Series, featuring artists on the Mainstage and in Superlounges at the Mercdes-Benz Superdome.

Headliners include Janet Jackson, making a special stop in New Orleans on her Black Diamond Tour, and Bruno Mars. Other Mainstage performers include Ari Lennox, Janelle Monae, Patti Labelle, Raphael Saadiq, Summer Walker, Max Glazer, and more.

Artists taking over the Superlounges include CASME’, D Smoke, Demi Grace, Tank and the Bangas, Kiana Ledé, and more.

In addition to the music, Essence Fest features keynote speakers, panel discussions, the Global Black Economic Forum, ESSENCE Eats™, Essence After Dark, a Beauty Carnival, and opportunities to volunteer, shop, and participate in wellness activities. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Essence Magazine.

Concerts run from July 3-5. VIP and Weekend Package tickets are on sale now. Single night tickets will be available at a later date.

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