Contact Us

Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown to Headline Essence Music Festival

Superstars Kanye West, Mary J. Blige and Chris Brown have all signed on to headline the Essence Music Festival — one of the most popular and longstanding urban music events — which will take place July 4-6 in New Orleans. Jill Scott, Chris Rock, The Time, and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly are also set to perform.

“This past year has been amazing for these talented performers and our audience will be thrilled to welcome them home for the ultimate Fourth of July weekend party,” Essence Communications’ President Michelle Ebanks said in a statement.

Last year’s headliners, which included Beyonce, Blige, Ne-Yo, Common and Ciara, drew approximately 200,000 people to the Big Easy for the event’s return to New Orleans.

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheBoombox

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boombox quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!