Diana Ross, Solange, John Legend to headline Essence Fest 2017

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Essence Fest 2017 will boast a ‘Supreme’ list of headliners for this year’s festival.

Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige will headline the 23rd annual event, which will take place June 30-July 2, 2016 in New Orleans.

Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Artists confirmed to perform at the nightly Essence Festival concerts over Fourth of July weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome include:

  • Diana Ross
  • Mary J Blige
  • Chaka Khan
  • Doug E Fresh
  • Erykah Badu
  • Arie
  • Jazmine Sullivan
  • John Legend
  • June’s Diary
  • Lalah Hathaway
  • Lizzo
  • Master P
  • Michel’le
  • Moses Sumney
  • Ro James
  • Shaggy
  • Sir the Baptist
  • Solange
  • Teyana Taylor
  • The Jones Girls Feat. Shirley Jones
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Tweet
  • Yuna

This will be Diana Ross’ first Essence Fest appearance.

The A-list nighttime concerts will feature more than 40 acts and will take place across five stages — including the Festival’s renowned Mainstage and four intimate Superlounges.

Weekend ticket packages go on sale Friday, December 16 at 9 a.m. with prices starting at $126.

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