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2012-07-12 06:23:07

NEW YORK, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Once again, the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival proved to be the place to be during Fourth of July weekend with 413,000 attendees from around the world descending upon picturesque New Orleans for the newly-expanded four day Festival, themed "The Power of Our Voice." This year marked the 18th anniversary for the Festival, which has grown to become the definitive African-American live cultural experience of the year. The Festival featured A-list R&B,...

2012-07-09 14:23:01

NEW YORK, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival proved to be the place to be during Fourth of July weekend. Attendees from around the world descended upon picturesque New Orleans for the newly-expanded four day Festival, themed "The Power of Our Voice." The star-studded line-up featured performances and appearances by D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Fantasia, Trey Songz, Kevin Hart, Chaka Khan, Kirk Franklin, Steve Harvey, Rep. Maxine Waters, Vanessa...

2012-06-27 06:23:53

NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival, along with Time Warner Supplier Diversity, and the New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network (NOMTN), invites all minority and women-owned companies to join them for its Supplier Diversity Panel and networking event, taking place on Sunday, July 8th, from 12 P.M.-2 P.M. (CT) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Rooms 209-210. ESSENCE Senior Editor, Personal Finance & Careers, Tanisha A. Sykes will moderate...

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...

2012-05-17 06:23:57

NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The heat will be on a day earlier at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans. Organizers announced today that the traditionally held three-day festival is now expanding to four days, kicking off Thursday, July 5th, with an all day youth empowerment experience at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, then culminating with the first ever youth empowerment concert on the New & Next stage that night at the Louisiana Superdome. Featuring a roster of...

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...

2012-04-21 02:20:04

NEW YORK, April 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fireworks of the funny kind will descend on New Orleans during July 4th weekend when comedian and actor Kevin Hart takes the main stage to perform a set of his comedic pyrotechnics at the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival. Hot on the heels of his starring role in the film "Think Like a Man" and a feature on the split cover of the May issue of ESSENCE magazine with his cast mates Taraji P. Henson and Michael Ealy (on newsstands now), Hart will debut his...

2012-04-12 06:23:50

NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yolanda Adams, Maurette Brown Clark, Kim Burrell, Byron Cage, Tyronne Foster & The Arc Singers, Tramaine Hawkins, Israel Houghton, Bishop Lester Love and Pastor Marvin Winans will come together and salute gospel mega-stars Fred Hammond and Mary Mary on Sunday, July 8th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as part of the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival. The tribute culminates the three day annual ESSENCE Empowerment Experience taking place in New...

2012-01-11 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 ESSENCE Musical Festival celebrates "The Power of Our Voice" during its 18th anniversary held in New Orleans July 6, 7 and 8. This year's theme reflects the audiences' turn to powerful voices--whether through song, the political arena or community organizing--for strength and inspiration during challenging times. The annual Festival promises to deliver a stellar line-up of musical artists as well as leading thinkers, authors, innovators and...

2011-11-10 11:06:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Make the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival your party, your purpose, and the place to be! Returning to New Orleans July 6, 7 and 8, 2012, be the first to purchase your weekend ticket package on sale tomorrow 11/11/11 at 11:00am EST. In celebration of the event's 18th anniversary, Festival organizers will offer an exclusive code for discounted weekend ticket packages to super-fans who like the ESSENCE Music Festival Facebook page between November 11 and...