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The 2016 ESSENCE Festival Will Honor Prince With A Special Tribute


Neil Lupin/RedfernsThe 2016 ESSENCE Festival is gearing up to be one of the best live events of the summer and this year it will honor one of music’s greatest performers.

The four-day celebration is set to honor the life of Prince on Sunday, July 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana. ESSENCE has reported that the New Orleans-themed tribute will feature many musical guests, including Larry GrahamMarsha AmbrosiusKelly Price, D-NiceDoug E. FreshThe Roots of Music and members of Prince’s band, the New Power Generation.

“Understanding his musical intent and precision since I was a child to this very day, there will never be another. His music [is] forever lasting,” says Ambrosius on Prince’s legacy. 

The 2016 ESSENCE Festival kicks off from June 30 to July 3. Tickets are currently on sale now.   

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