Essence Fest 2019: Star-studded 25th anniversary lineup announced

Essence Festival releases its hot lineup for the festival’s 25th anniversary. The 2019 ESSENCE Festival’s three-night concert series takes over Mercedes-Benz Superdome from July 5 to July 7.

This year’s star-studded lineup features more than 80 acts including Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, H.E.R., Big Freedia, City Girls, Davido, Ginuwine, Jacquees, Ledisi, Musiq Soulchild, Nas, Normani, Pharrell Williams, Queen Naija, Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike, Teyana Taylor, Timbaland, 702 and many more.


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This festival will feature special performances celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mary J. Blige’s My Life and Nas’ Illmaticas well as a live album recording by Grammy Award-winning musician PJ Morton featuring performances from Jojo, Luke James, The Hamiltones and more.

Frankie Beverly will also be honored for lifetime achievement in music.

Weekend ticket packages are on sale now with prices starting at $185. Weekend ticket packages can be purchased here. 

Essence Festival is July 4th through the 7th at the Convention Center in New Orleans.

More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

For information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest news about the ESSENCE Festivalvisit