Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Alternative Summer Music Festival Spotlight: Essence Fest

July 2-5 – Essence Fest in New Orleans, LA
This Year's Essence’s annual four-day festival in New Orleans features the biggest selection of African American artists in a  single weekend. The Superdome-held event may not be a Mecca for Alt rockers and hipsters that you would see at Coachella or Bonnoroo, but over the past 20 years it’s grown into annual pilgrimage for thousands as the nation’s largest celebration of African-American culture and music. With this year’s featuring super talented acts including Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Missy Elliott, Erykah Badu, Common, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. If that line up doesn't whet your appetite America's favorite Comedian Kevin Hart will also be  sharing the bill, making the appeal to attend this year, that much more undeniable!