Essence Festival Officially Cancelled After Initial Postponement
New Orleans’ Essence Festival has been called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers made the call to cancel following a recommendation from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell the city not hold large gatherings this year as the virus takes its toll. The 2020 edition of Essence Festival was... Read more
New Orleans’ Essence Festival Postponed To The Fall
Essence Festival is the latest major gathering to face postponement in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers behind the New Orleans-based music and cultural festival maintained earlier this month that they would adhere to their scheduled dates of July 1-5. However, escalating fears over the spread of COVID-19... Read more
Essence Festival Taps Bruno Mars, Janet Jackson To Headline 2020 Edition
Bruno Mars and Janet Jackson will serve as the mainstage headlining acts at the upcoming edition of New Orleans’ Essence Festival of Culture. The event, which will run July 1-5 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, will also welcome Janelle Monae, Patti LaBelle, Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Swizz Beatz and more... Read more