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The Essence Music Festival is back in 2016, and you can join in with your own Essence Music Festival tickets! With performances from some of the top African American artists, the festival, also known as “the party with a purpose,” is one of the most popular musical events year after year. Held at Mercedes-Benz Superdome during 4th of July weekend, the 2016 festival kicks off on Friday, July 1. Buy your Essence Music Festival tickets today!

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Essence Music Festival

Location:New Orleans, LA
First Held:2001

About the Essence Music Festival

The Essence Music festival was founded in 2001 to highlight the African American music scene, and has been held annually at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans ever since. In the last fifteen years, the event has grown considerably, and in some cases, Essence Festival tickets have completely sold out for individual artists.

Since its inception, the Essence Music Festival has showcased the very best in African American music. Past editions have featured artists such as Beyoncé, Nas, Usher, Janet Jackson, Kanye West, and Aretha Franklin. The festival also features sessions by public figures like Dr. Steve Perry and Rev. Al Sharpton. The 2016 edition of the festival will be no different. Get your cheap Essence Music Festival tickets today!