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Get Ready for the 2019 Essence Festival with our Playlist

Essence Fest
The 25th anniversary of Essence Fest takes place this year from July 4-7, 2019. (Photo: Paul Broussard)

With the 2019 ESSENCE Festival® Presented By Coca-Cola® right around the corner, we’ve created a playlist featuring this year’s performers. Enjoy music from Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Williams, Big Freedia, H.E.R., Nas, and more with our mix. Jam out and start counting down the days–the 25th anniversary of the festival is July 4-7, 2019 right here in New Orleans.

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