Posts Tagged: new orleans

Mass Shooting Strikes Bayou Classic Weekend in New Orleans; 11 Wounded

Eleven people were wounded — 2 critically — in an overnight mass shooting on Canal Street in New Orleans’ famed French Quarter. So far no arrests have been made according to New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson. Ferguson told reporters that police patrols were already on heightened alert for this weekend’s Bayou Classic, the annual… Read more »


Essence Fest To Last Longer for 50th Anniversary

Essence Fest To Last Longer For 50th Anniversary.  Now we can party all week long instead of on weekend.   To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the festival, the party will go on for a full week instead of just a weekend.   The dates are July 1st through 5th.  The announcement came with the news that… Read more »

Michelle Obama Joins The Essence Festival Lineup!

The annual Essence Festival has just gotten better because Michelle Obama has joined the lineup! The former First Lady will participate in a keynote conversation during the 3-day event which will be held in the Mercedez-Benz Superdome in New Orleans July 4th through 7th. “As inspiring and aspirational as it is relatable, Mrs. Obama’s story… Read more »

Essence Festival 2019 Early Bird Tickets Are Now Available

Essence is preparing to celebrate 25 years of their popular Essence Festival in New Orleans this year. A weekend filled with food, fun, and performances from your favorite artists — Essence Festival is definitely an experience like no other. Have you been? Early bird tickets are on-sale now. You can grab them here.

[WATCH] Janet Jackson Pays Tribute To Her Father At Essence Fest

Janet Jackson paid the ultimate tribute to her late father Joe Jackson as she closed out the Essence Festival last night in New Orleans. “Without his drive, his strength, we wouldn’t have the success. We are a black family from Gary, Indiana and we broke records around the globe,” Jackson said in front of the… Read more »

Mary J. Blige Announces All-Star Essence Ladies Night!

Mary J. Blige has already been announced as the headliner at this year’s Essence Music Festival, and now the Queen of Hip Hop Soul has put together an all-star line up for an incredible night of music. Blige is bringing the first-ever “ladies only” night to the Essence Fest stages! Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Jazmine… Read more »