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2014-03-27 12:26:11

ALL-STAR LINE-UP INCLUDES NEARLY 40 OF TODAY'S BIGGEST ARTISTS AND GREATEST PERFORMERS TO COMMEMORATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESSENCE FESTIVAL NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual ESSENCE Festival, now among the largest consumer live events in the country serving a community of 543,000, is excited to announce the all-star night-by-night line-up of performers for its 20(th) anniversary celebration in New Orleans, LA, from July 3-6. The A-list nighttime concerts will take...

2013-12-03 08:26:45

PRINCE TO COMMEMORATE ESSENCE FESTIVAL MILESTONE CELEBRATION WITH AN EPIC HEADLINING PERFORMANCE OVER FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Influential, international superstar Prince will commemorate the 20(th) Anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival with a Superdome headlining performance over Fourth of July weekend, it was announced today by ESSENCE, the nation's leading brand for African-American women. ESSENCE and Prince will also support #YesWeCode, a...

2013-07-08 16:24:04

19TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE AND COMMUNITY FEATURED THE BEST IN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND INSPIRING EMPOWERMENT EVENTS OVER FOUR DAYS NEW YORK, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 540,000 attendees from around the globe descended upon New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend for the 19(th) annual ESSENCE Festival, making 2013 the largest in the event's 19 year history. With an expanded cultural focus and renewed emphasis on family, the 2013 ESSENCE Festival...

2013-07-05 08:20:54

NEW YORK, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FORMAT: News Package with Extra Soundbites and B-roll. To access please visit: http://solomongroup.com/essence STORY SUMMARY: The 2013 ESSENCE Festival Presented by Coca-Cola will take place July 4, 5, 6, 7 in New Orleans. Now in its 19th year, the ESSENCE Festival is the nation's definitive African-American live music and cultural experience. The ultimate destination for entertainment and inspiration hosted over 400,000 attendees last...

2013-02-11 08:23:21

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of Beyonce's triumphant Super Bowl halftime performance, ESSENCE, the preeminent brand for African-American women, today announced that her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour is adding a special performance at the 19(th) annual ESSENCE Festival, where the international superstar will return to the Superdome to headline one of three stellar nights of concerts taking place July 4-7 in New Orleans, LA. "We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyonce...

2013-01-10 12:22:24

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE, the preeminent media brand for African-American women, continues its commitment to recognizing excellence and achievement during its 4th annual ESSENCE Black Women in Music event taking place on February 6, 2013 in Los Angeles. The invitation-only, red-carpet GRAMMY® Week event will highlight the contributions of Black women in music with a special salute to what's current, what's new and what's next. Hosted by global, multi-platinum,...

2013-01-08 12:23:10

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE's 19(th) annual gathering of music, culture, community, empowerment and inspiration has a brand new look and a new name. The new 2013 ESSENCE Festival--recently renamed to reflect the event's expanded cultural focus--will take place July 4-7 in New Orleans, LA. This year's Festival promises to bring "the page to the stage" with 4 days of entertainment and information on health, careers, education, civil rights, relationships, style, beauty and...

2012-07-05 18:20:16

NEW ORLEANS, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NEWS: ESSENCE, the preeminent lifestyle publication for African-American women, officially kicked off the 2012 ESSENCE Musical Festival in New Orleans FORMAT: Interview and B-roll ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Click on the link below to view the press conference video:http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/VOD/57107_1_preview.mov Click on the link below to download the MPEG4 press conference...

2012-06-12 06:24:00

NEW YORK, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year over 400,000 people from around the world descend upon New Orleans for the only music festival that offers show-stopping performances from top entertainers, free inspiring and empowering conversations and messages from the world's leading innovators, leaders, and thinkers, plus four days of family and cultural experiences: the ESSENCE Music Festival. This year, in its 18th year anniversary, the 2012 ESSENCE Musical...

2012-05-03 06:25:28

NEW YORK, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival is excited to announce the addition of Grammy-Award winning singer D'Angelo as he makes his first US appearance in a decade at the 18th annual event taking place July 6-8 in New Orleans. R&B heartthrob Trey Songz will return to the main stage joining previously announced performers Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Ledisi and more. The official host each...