Thursday, June 30 – Sunday, July 3, 2016
Location: New Orleans, LA
About the Festival: The Essence Music Festival, known as “the party with a purpose”, is an annual music festival which started in 1995 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence, a magazine aimed primarily towards African-American women. The Essence Music Festival is one of the biggest celebrations in New Orleans every year. Usually scheduled for the weekend of July 4th, the festival draws huge crowds for both its music and its celebration of black culture. Essence Fest draws the best of both national and local acts, with a strong representation of both the commercial sounds of rap, hip-hop, R&B, gospel and the local flavor of brass bands, jazz, and blues.
Average no. of attendees: 550,000
Performance opportunities: Various stages and other performance venues
Overview Logistics: Tour Bus to New Orleans, Thursday, June 30th, do a show morning and evening Friday and Saturday and return to ATL on Saturday, July 2nd