One of my best memories ever was going to Essence Fest with some of my people when I was in college. I’m thinking I might take the trip to New Orleans this year to go check out this years line-up. For those who are thinking about making the same trip, here’s the recently announced line-up for the 2013 Essence Music Festival.
Performers this year include Maxwell, Jill Scott, Keyshia Cole, Brandy, Charlie Wilson, LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, New Edition, Donnie McClurkin and a slew of other talented artists expected to hit the stage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The festival will continue its tradition of entertainment and empowerment, but will offer up revamped cultural and community programs centered around healthy living, job assistance, and free family activities.
“The decision to rebrand The Essence Festival was a natural progression for this one-of-a-kind event, which has become a July 4th weekend tradition over the past 19 years,” said Essence Communications President Michelle Ebanks,.
“The Essence Festival combines music, entertainment, culture, community, empowerment and inspiration to create a completely transformative experience across 4 full days that you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. We feature the world’s top performers each night across 8 live music stages and we bring the ‘page to the stage’ by bringing Essence magazine to life at the Convention Center during the day.”
For a full list, go to Essence magazine 2013 Essence Fest lineup