ESSENCE Festival is returning this fourth of July weekend to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The festival is one of the world’s largest entertainment and cultural experiences. The 2019 lineup features over 50 performers, from VanJess, Teyana Taylor, to Musiq Soulchild, and Teddy Riley. So far, this year’s headliners are Mary J. Blige, who is no stranger to the ESSENCE Festival main stage, and Missy Elliott, who performed last year, as a special performance to women in hip hop. Other artist on the bill include: Nas, Big Daddy Kane, Queen Naija, Rakim, Pharrell Williams, Sheila E., Jermaine Dupri, and many more.
The festival takes place July 4-7 in New Orleans, LA. Tickets are on sale now. Music and Other Drugs have attended Essence Festival in 2017 and 2018. The festival is one of the best festivals we have ever attended, and with it being the 25th anniversary, we are sure this year will be the best.