Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Take a look at this year’s lineup for the 22nd ESSENCE Festival. The list was released Tuesday and includes a number of my personal favorites like Mariah Carey, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Kendrick Lamar, Maxwell, and Ciara.

“The ESSENCE Festival is back in New Orleans with an extraordinary roster of the biggest names and best performers in entertainment—from global music icons to the industry’s rising stars,” said ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks. “We are welcoming Mariah Carey, Kendrick Lamar and Maxwell to headline the Superdome main stage. In addition, we will be embracing newcomers like Leon Bridges, Jeremih, Lion Babe, Dej Loaf and The Internet, as well as fan favorite Charlie Wilson for the ultimate cultural experience in New Orleans this July 4th weekend.”

Other artists include: Faith Evans, Charlie Wilson, Estelle, Kelly Price, Lalah Hathaway, New Edition, Tyrese, Doug E.Fresh, Mali Music, MC Lyte, Robert Glasper Experiment, V. Bozeman, The Brand New Heavies, Leon Bridges, and many more!

Click here for tickets and the full lineup!

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