2023 Essence Music Festival In New Orleans – Schedule Of Events [VIDEO]
If there has ever been a music festival that I would personally co-sign, it would be the Essence Music Festival. It's just so rich in music, fashion, and culture no matter where you are from you feel as if you belong. Folks from every walk of life attend this event. I can remember people sitting in our section at one of the concerts from places like Scotland, Hawaii, London, and Canada. It's an amazing experience.
The 2023 Essence Festival of Culture presented by Coca-Cola, is set for June 29 - July 3 in New Orleans, LA. It is known as the party with a purpose, and it truly is just that. The annual event usually takes place on or before the 4th of July holiday every year. It is typically a four-day event with three days of live music entertainment at the Caesars Superdome.
It can be hectic for first-timers trying to get from one stage to another because the Superdome is HUGE! Plus, shows are going on simultaneously on the main stage and all of the super lounges. Here are some things to know, before you go! Let me say this loud and clear...wear comfortable shoes! You will be on your feet all night long and doing a lot of walking.
So my very best advice is to be cute, but comfortable. As with every year, the entertainment line-up is simply amazing! Below is a look at some of the entertainers performing this year.
Ticket bundles and hotel packages are available now. Most of the 2023 line-up has been announced to include headline artists like Missy Elliott, Lauren Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Coco Jones, Wizkid, Muni Long, Tems, Slick Rick, Gucci Mane, T.I., Doug E. Fresh, Jermaine Dupri and many, many more!
As mentioned it is a party with a purpose so if you plan on going make your way to the Essence Market at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center each day where you can see and hear from your favorite TV reality show stars, take in seminars on managing finances, health and wellness, and relationships. There are a variety of hair and skin care expos, jewelry, clothes, and art, not to mention the Dear Sis Presents Girls Trip 2023 five-day party package.
There is something to do around every corner. It's in New Orleans after all. Here's a look back at Janet Jacksons' set from Essence 2022. Enjoy! See you Nola sha!