Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The ESSENCE Festival has added more star power to this summer’s lineup of music artists. Empire heartthrob, vocalist and activist Jussie Smollett will get to share his many talents in one of the Super Lounges on Saturday, July 7.

The triple threat performer will be singing songs from his new album, Sum of My Music, which debuted last month. It includes his hit single, “Freedom.”

In addition to Smollett, ESSENCE has also added R&B divas Ledisi and KeKe Wyatt along with jazz sensation Damien Escobar and iconic 90s trio SWV.

The ESSENCE Festival is taking place July 5-8 in New Orleans, LA and features Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Fantasia, Snoop Dogg, The Roots and Teddy Riley‘s New Jack Swing Experience with Guy and BlackStreet.

Stay tuned…

Photo Credits: and Instagram/Jussie Smollett