Essence Festival 2012

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THE BASICS

WHERE:New Orleans, LA
WHEN:July 6-8, 2012
TICKETS: $120 3-day pass
CAMPING: No
WEBSITE: Official Website

THE SCENE

The Premiere Music & Cultural Festival - Summer New Orleans. The Essence Music Festival is the largest stateside gathering of African-Americans in the United States. It's where we all come together to celebrate entertainment and culture like no other festival in the world. Each year, over 400,000 people joined us in New Orleans, where we've been since 1993.

2012 LINEUP

  • Aretha Franklin
  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation
  • Bridget Kelly
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Dru Hill
  • Eric Roberson
  • Estelle
  • Fantasia
  • Fred Hammond
  • Goapele
  • Keyshia Cole
  • Khris Royal & Dark Matter
  • Kindred the Family Soul
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Ledisi
  • Luke James
  • Marsha Ambrosius
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Mary Mary
  • Maurette Brown Clark
  • Raheem Devaughn
  • Stephanie Mills
  • SWV
  • Tank
  • Teedra Moses
  • The Original Pinettes Brass Band
  • The Pointer Sisters
  • The Stooges Brass Band
  • The Stylistics
  • Vivian Green

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