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Essence Festival 2014 Lineup Includes Mary J. Blige, Lionel Richie, 112, Ledisi + More

Mary J. Blige Lionel Richie Ledisi
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R&B veterans Mary J. Blige, Lionel Richie, Ledisi and Erykah Badu have been named as performers for the 2014 Essence Festival. The music and empowerment conference will take place in New Orleans during the Fourth of July weekend.

Also added to the all-star bill are Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, Marsha Ambrosius, 112, Naughty By Nature, Raheem DaVaughn, Robert Glasper, Sebastian Mikael and many others.

All of the aforementioned entertainers join previously announced headliner Prince for the Essence Festival’s 20th anniversary edition.

In addition, gospel songbird Yolanda Adams will be saluted with an all-star tribute at Essence’s Empowerment Experience showcase. Donnie McClurkin hosts the event.

This is going to be one celebration you don’t want to miss.

The 2014 Essence Festival runs July 3 – 6.

Tickets are on sale now. You can cop them here.

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