Ledisi, Jussie Smollett, Keke Wyatt, Lloyd, More Added to 2018 Essence Festival

The 2018 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola announces its night-by-night performance schedule for the Festival’s concert series, taking place from July 6 to July 8 at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA.

The festival has just announced new additions to its all-star lineup. Fans will be able to groove to the sounds of LedisiSeraniSWV Jussie Smollett, KeKe WyattLady of Rage, YoYoDJ Captain Charles, Damien Escobar, Ella Mai, Lloyd, Louis York, Pell, and Yanina.

For the first time ever, a special night of celebrating New Orleans Bounce will be headlined by Big Freedia featuring DJ Jubilee.

These performances will take place alongside headlining performances from Janet JacksonMary J. BligeErykah Badu and The RootsJill Scott with Snoop Dogg. Rounding out the first wave of announced headliners are Miguel, Fantasia, and Xscape. Also scheduled to perform: Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., Kelela, Ro James, DVSN, 112, Mali Music, Kevin Ross, Marsha Ambrosius and Teddy Riley’s New Jack Swing Experience featuring Wreckx-n-Effect, BlackStreet, and Guy.

The action-packed performance concerts will feature more than 40 acts across five stages throughout the weekend on the festival’s renowned Mainstage and in the intimate Superlounges.

Sponsors of the 2018 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans include presenting sponsor Coca-Cola and major sponsors Ford, McDonald’s, State Farm and Walmart.

Tickets are available for purchase here.