EssenceMusicFestival

Fantasia Hides Baby Bump at Essence Music Festival
While the rumormill is still buzzing about whether or not she is pregnant with boyfriend Antwuan Cook's baby, singer Fantasia hit the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Friday (July 1) without missing a beat.
Decked out in an empire-waist black sequin dress, the 25-year-old took to the stage wi…
Usher Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson at Essence Festival
Usher closed out the first day of the Essence Music Festival Friday (July 1), with a rousing two hour performance in which he paid homage to the late Michael Jackson.
Shocking the audience with his entrance, the Grammy winner emerged from a platform in the middle of the New Orleans Superdome high abo…
Essence Music Festival 2010
As thousands of gallons of BP's crude oil continued to dump into the Gulf of Mexico and a blistering heat wave crept across the Eastern American seaboard over the long Fourth of July weekend, the Essence Music Festival played on. Nothing can stop the New Orleans institution and America's largest cel…
Janet Jackson Joins Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige for Essence Fest
Janet Jackson will join Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige as a co-headliner for the annual Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, this summer. The festival, which runs during the 4th of July weekend, will feature performances from Estelle, LL Cool J, Monica, Ruben Studdard and Trey Songz, in addition t…