It’s that time of year again! The 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival will roll into New Orleans this summer, just days after the 4th of July. Wondering who you can expect to see?
Mary J. Blige
Kindred the Family Soul
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
The Original Pinettes Brass Band
The Stooges Brass Band
Khris Royal & Dark Matter
ESSENCE will honor iconic singer Aretha Franklin with “The Power Award.”
In addition, festival-goers will experience three full days (July 6-8) of socio-political dialogue, health and wellness discussions and spiritual inspiration with speakers, authors and leaders including Steve Harvey, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. Maxine Waters and Dr. Steve Perry.
The weekend will culminate on Sunday with an All-star Gospel tribute honoring gospel stars Fred Hammond and Mary Mary.