The 2013 Essence Music Festival (EMF) looks like it will be rambunctious. Taking place July 4-7 in New Orleans, LA, this year’s festival will boast over 30 chart-topping performers including Jill Scott, Maxwell, Keyshia Cole, Brandy and many more. In addition, the four day festival, which promises to bring “the page to the stage,” will provide information on health, careers, education, civil rights, relationships, style, beauty and more.
“The decision to rebrand The ESSENCE Festival was a natural progression for this one-of-a-kind event, which has become a July 4th weekend tradition over the past 19 years,” says Michelle Ebanks, ESSENCE Communications President. “The ESSENCE Festival combines music, entertainment, culture, community, empowerment and inspiration to create a completely transformative experience across 4 full days that you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. We feature the world’s top performers each night across 8 live music and cultural stages and we bring the ‘page to the stage’ by bringing ESSENCE magazine to life at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during the day.”
2013 Announced performers:
Jill Scott, Maxwell, Keyshia Cole, Brandy, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, LL Cool J, Bridget Kelly, Blackstreet, Leela James, Jody Watley, Big Daddy Kane, Mint Condition, Les Nubians, and more to be announced.