Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The 2018 ESSENCE Festival will return to New Orleans, LA beginning July 5-8, 2018. The information was released on Wednesday (July 26) with tickets sales beginning on Thursday, August 10 at 10 a.m.

According to ESSENCE, the 2017 festival was attended by 470,000 people, who packed both the New Orleans Morial Convention Center and Superdome for four days of empowerments sessions, celebrity engagements and world class entertainment with such acts as Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, John Legend, Chance the Rapper, Solange and many more.

As previously reported, my radio magazine #UPFRONT was there for the first time on Radio Row and capture all of the sights and sounds of the festivities including the New Orleans premieres of “Girls Trip,” FX’s “Snowfall” and “STEP.”

RC will keep you posted as musical acts, speakers and influencers will soon be announced.

Are you attending the 2018 ESSENCE Festival?

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