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The 2018 Essence Festival Lineup

The 2018 Essence Fest will take place July 5-8 at the Superdome and Convention Center.

Essence Fest (Photo: Zack Smith)

The 2018 Essence Festival may be a couple of seasons away (July 5-8, 2018), but the lineup is worth celebrating now. Whether you’re thinking about coming for Essence Fest just for the experience or because you were inspired by last year’s film “Girl’s Trip,” here’s a look at what you can expect at this celebration of black excellence.

The Roots at Essence Fest (Photo: Paul Broussard)

This year’s headliners include Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, Fantasia, Miguel, Xscape, the Roots, and more. Performances are a part of the Night Time Concert Series, which takes place at the Superdome. In addition to the stellar lineup, Essence offers a host of free Daytime Experiences that will leave you feeling inspired and energized.

Essence Fest (Photo: Zack Smith)

Daytime Experiences include speakers and sessions on topics ranging from business and entrepreneurship to a beauty and style expo. Essence brings in some of the most influential voices in entertainment, business, music, fashion, politics, and more for back-to-back Empowerment Experiences all weekend long. We can’t forget about the food, which includes cooking demonstrations and all the best of New Orleans food. The Essence Lifestyle Experience focuses on wellness of the mind, body, and soul. All daytime events are held downtown at the Convention Center. For more information on the Daytime Experience, check here.

Experience the best of the 2018 Essence Festival by booking your tickets now. See you this summer!

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