Essence Music Festival

Essence Music Festival brings together some of the biggest names in the African-American community for three days of entertainment, empowering seminars, and a whole range of other activities and events. The past Essence Music Festival performances have featured some of the brightest stars in the entertainment industry, including Beyonce, John Legend, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. An estimated 200,000 people make the trek to New Orleans every year for this extremely popular gathering. Total attendance over the three-day festival that happens in the early part of July usually tops out at around one million people.

For a three-day event that features so many artists, events, and different exhibitions and seminars, the only possible place that can hold this event is the Superdome. If you are planning to attend, be sure to get your Essence Music Festival tickets as soon as possible as they start go really fast around the beginning of spring. Although music and entertainment are not the only features of the Essence Music Festival, the big-name artists alone make it an extravaganza unlike any other in the south.

Organizers of this prominent festival have referred to it as “the party with a purpose.” This alludes not only to the fact that it is the nation’s single largest annual urban event featuring the top talent from the world of hip-hop and R & B, but also that it is serious about the empowerment sessions and various other seminars that are offered to all attendees. People who purchase Essence Music Festival tickets have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of instructional and fun seminars that get people on the right tract to financial independence as well as emotional and spiritual well being and balance. There is a decided sense of community and togetherness making the Essence Music Festival performances at night after all of the seminars even that much more enjoyable.

There are three different Essence Music Festival tickets packages that you can purchase. The Platinum VIP Festival Weekend Package gives you center stage seating, allows you to party with some of the performers, VIP parking, all-access pass to the Platinum VIP Club, and much more. The Gold Plus Weekend Package gives you great seating on the Superdome floor, and other perks such as a T-shirt and one-year subscription to Essence magazine. There are also a variety of weekend ticket packages that you can look into based on how many of the performances or other functions you plan to attend while at the festival. When you look at past artists like Beyonce and Ciara, and past keynote speakers including President Barack Obama, you begin to see why the Essence Music Festival is as prominent and well known as it has become. Be sure not miss any of the electric Essence Music Festival performances These are three great days to be in one of the most exciting cities in the United States.

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