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Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott and more to perform at special 2017 Essence festival celebration


ABC/Fred WatkinsThis year’s Essence Festival is introducing something new for fans of the annual event.  

For the first time ever, women will be celebrated during a special night of performances featuring an all-female lineup, called “My Path to Strength.”  

Chaka KhanJill ScottMary J. BligeMonicaJazmine Sullivan and Ari Lennox will perform on the main stage at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, while Jhené AikoLalah HathawayLizzoMichel’leRemy MaTeyana Taylor and The Jones Girls featuring Shirley Jones will take the stage in the “super lounge” area of the venue.  

Diana RossJohn LegendSolangeIndia.Arie, Master P and BJ the Chicago Kid, along with many other artists, are also slated to appear onstage at the 2017 Essence Festival, which will take place between June 29 – July 2.

Tickets are on sale now.   

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