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thu30jun(jun 30)7:00 pmsun03jul(jul 3)10:00 pmEssence FestivalMercedes-Benz Superdome(june 30) 7:00 pm - (july 3) 10:00 pm CST Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Dr New Orleans, LA 70112

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The ESSENCE Festival returns to New Orleans with a star-studded lineup this July 4th weekend with Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey, Maxwell, Ciara, Puff Daddy and The Family, and so many more.
Artists confirmed to perform at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival nighttime concerts include: Andra Day, Babyface, BJ The Chicago Kid, Charlie Wilson, Ciara, Common, Cyril Neville, Daley, DeJ Loaf, Digable Planets, Doug E. Fresh, Eric Bellinger, Estelle, Faith Evans, Jeremih, Jidenna Judith Hill, Kelly Price, Kehlani, Kelly Price, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Leshurr, Lalah Hathaway, Leon Bridges, Lion Babe, Little Simz, Mali Music, Mariah Carey, Maxwell, MC Lyte, New Breed Brass Band, New Edition, Puff Daddy & The Family, Robert Glasper Experiment, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, St. Beauty, The Brand New Heavies, The Internet, Tyrese, Tink and V. Bozeman.

In addition, the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans will present its first-ever World Music Superlounge, featuring artists from across the globe, including performers Wizkid, Zakes Bantwini and Skye Wanda representing Durban, South Africa (in partnership with the eThekwini Municipality).

Tickets provide access to all five stages with incredible performing artists.

Night by Night Lineup:

Friday, July 1
MAINSTAGE: Maxwell, New Edition, Babyface, Tyrese, Faith Evans, Estelle
SUPERLOUNGES: Digable Planets, Daley, Eric Bellinger, Lion Babe, the Internet, Tweet, Mali Music, V. Bozeman, Zakes Bantwini, Skye Wanda.

Saturday, July 2
MAINSTAGE: Mariah Carey, Charlie Wilson, Common, Jeremih
SUPERLOUNGES: Doug E. Fresh, Tink, Jidenna, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, St. Beauty, Lalah Hathaway, Judith Hill, Wizkid, Lady Leshurr

Sunday, July 3
MAINSTAGE: Kendrick Lamar, Puff Daddy & the Family, Ciara, Andra Day
SUPERLOUNGES: MC Lyte, Dej Loaf, Cyril Neville, Leon Bridges, Kehlani, New Breed Brass Band, Robert Glasper Experiment, BJ the Chicago Kid, the Brand New Heavies, Little Simz.


June 30 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - July 3 (Sunday) 10:00 pm CST


Mercedes-Benz Superdome

1500 Sugar Bowl Dr New Orleans, LA 70112