The 2018 Essence Festival lineup for its nightly concert series features Headliners Janet Jackson, Mary J Blige and Fantasia.
The Annual Festival will be held July 5-8 in New Orleans spotlighting, women through music, culture, empowerment and entertainment.
Throughout the week more than 40 acts will take the stage at the Mercedes – Benz Superdome.
In 2018, woman are at the forefront of the seismic shift, reverberating across the cultural landscape, It is a movement that will come to life at the Essence Festival.
Some of the most iconic female actors in Powerhouse performance of this generation Janet Jackson, Mary J Blige Fantasia and others embrace Essence in the Festival as a sacred space to entertain, inspire , to revel in culture and be renewed.
Artist scheduled to perform so far also include Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, along with Queen Latifah who will celebrate her 40th anniversary in the music business.
Also performing is Snoop Dogg and more in a special curation by The Roots, 112, Daniel Caesar, D-Nice, Doug E Fresh’s Legends of Hip Hop show featuring Big Daddy Kane ,Kool, Moe Dee and more DVSN, H E.R, and Idris Elba.
Kelly Price’s For the Love of R&B featuring Dave Hollister and Vaughn Willis, Kevin Ross, Major, Mali Music, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, Miguel Micaiah, Jovan,Jo James,Teddy Riley’s New Jack Swing, Experience featuring Wreckx- n- Effect, Black Street and Guy will also light up the stage along with The Read’s,Kid Fury and Crissle,Victory and Xscape.Essence Festival 2018 will bring you black Excellence and an experience not easily forgotten