[ Atlanta songbird Avery*Sunshine ]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

ESSENCE is teaming up with Walmart for a national tour aimed at promoting this year’s 20th Anniversary Essence Music Festival, July 4th weekend in New Orleans. The tour is called ‘The Road to ESSENCE Festival’ and features in-store performances, giveaways and empowerment conversations.

The announcement was made Monday and features some of the hottest soul music acts in the game today including Tank, Marsha Ambrosius, R&B Diva  Syleena Johnson, Kindred Family Soul, Sevyn Streeter and friend of the site, Avery*Sunshine.

“With a shared commitment to help people live better, ESSENCE and Walmart have partnered to bring empowerment and entertainment to the community,”  said Michelle Ebanks, President, ESSENCE. “Road to ESSENCE Festival is an exciting opportunity for our partners to engage our audience early and bring the Festival experience of live music, celebrity entertainment, inspirational conversation and giveaways directly to the backyards of our ESSENCE Festival family.”

Check out the schedule below:


Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Time of event: 12PM – 6PM

Location: Walmart Store #3741, 1105 Research Center Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

Talent:  Tank, Syleena Johnson & Avery*Sunshine


Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Time of event: 12PM – 6PM

Location: Walmart Store #2204, 1300 Des Plaines Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130

Talent:  Kindred the Family Soul, Syleena Johnson & The Return of Full Force


Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time of event: 12PM – 6PM

Location: Walmart Store #949, 3155 W Wheatland Road, Dallas, TX 75237

Talent:  Tank & Avery*Sunshine & Sevyn Streeter & The Walls Group

Laurel, MD/Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time of event: 12PM – 6PM

Location: Walmart Store #1985, 3549 Russett GRN, Laurel, MD 20724

Talent:  Marsha Ambrosius & Avery*Sunshine

Thank You SingersRoom.com

Photo Credit: RollingOut.com

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