When & Where The Essence-Festival-New-Orleans is an African-American music festival usually occurs on the fourth of July weekend in New Orleans, Louisianna in America.
What to expect A weekend of African -American, soul, motown, RnB, Hip Hop music mixed with good ol' fashioned New Orleans Jazz. This festival draws crowds of 200,000 people. There's also lots of seminars and markets.
Getting to New Orleans Book a flight into New Orleans airport here or take an Amtrak train to New Orleans here
Accommodation in New Orleans
Where to stay There’s lots of accommodation available during the Essence Music Festival-you can find a quality hotel or budget accommodation in and around New Orleans here.
Essence New Orleans Festival History
History The Essence Music festival began in 1995 and has since grown stronger despite Hurricane Katrina's impact. Previous performers include: Beyonce, Chris Rock, Kanye West, Patty Labelle, Chris Brown, LL Cool J, Grand Master Flash and Mary J. Blige.