It’s never too early to start planning for ESSENCE Fest 2019, especially as we prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the country’s largest celebration of Black women and Black culture. This year, ESSENCE Fest will take place from July 4 – July 7 in New Orleans, Louisiana, for four days of what is sure to be the most unforgettable festival yet! Let’s take a look at the top reasons to go to ESSENCE Fest this year.
#1: R&B Kings Will Serenade Your Soul
ESSENCE Fest has a way of bringing all of the greatest R&B kings together for a one-of-a-kind event. From the soulful sounds of Luther Vandross to Usher, Maxwell, and the incredible Barry White, you’ll find the cream of the crop talent performing and serenading souls at ESSENCE Fest! Now, let’s take a look at some infamous R&B artists that have been a part of ESSENCE Fest in the past:
- Luther Vandross graced the ESSENCE Fest stage in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002.
- Musiq Soulchild blew audiences away in 2003, 2006, and 2008.
- Barry White wowed guests by performing in 1996.
- Stevie Wonder took the stage at ESSENCE Fest in 1996 and 2003.
- D’Angelo performed at the 1998, 2000, and 2012 ESSENCE Festival.
- Usher played some of his top R&B hits in 1998, 2003, 2011, and 2015.
- Brian McKnight performed at ESSENCE Fest in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2002.
- Al Green hit the ESSENCE stage in 1996, 2002, and 2009.
- Anthony Hamilton left the crowd in awe in 2004, 2012, and 2018.
#2: It’s A Great Place For Vendors To Boost Their Business
ESSENCE Fest is more than just an amazing music festival ‒ you can find everything from apparel, to food to art and accessories, and everything in between. ESSENCE Fest has played host to one of the largest gathering of Black-owned vendors in the country, so if you own a business, this may be a great opportunity to spread the word about your products or services. At ESSENCE Fest, businesses of all sizes are brought face-to-face with thousands of consumers who are eager to support them.
“The Essence Festival represents culture, community and a powerful convening around one of the largest curated content experiences in the world,” says Essence Communications president Michelle Ebanks. “As we look forward to the festival’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2019, we will continue to offer curated platforms of entertainment, empowerment, entrepreneurship, activism and more that will both engage and inspire black women globally.”
The longer you wait to buy your ESSENCE Festival tickets, the more expensive they become, and the closer the tickets get to selling out! Don’t wait until it’s too late to book a once-in-a-lifetime trip with your friends and family.
Book Your Trip To ESSENCE Fest 2019
If you’re ready to book your trip to ESSENCE Fest 2019, contact JTS Vacations today. We can help you reserve your accommodations, as well as plan your luxury transportation throughout the trip, so all you have to worry about is gettin’ your groove on.