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ESSENCE Lights It Up In New Orleans This Summer With 2016 Headliners Mariah Carey, Kendrick Lamar, C

Kendrick Lamar

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Louisiana tokens to once again set stage for the 22nd annual highly acclaimed ESSENCE Festival. The ESSENCE Festival is setting out a jam-packed July 4th weekend in which attendees can look forward to a rich market and musically fused experience.

Over 550,000 attendees will show to witness fresh and legendary stars spark across 5 stages from June 30th to July 3rd. Essence confirms performances by Mariah Carey, Kendrick Lamar, BJ the Chicago Kid, Maxwell, MC Lyte, Leon Bridges, Estelle, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and many, many more.

Mariah Carey

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Zakes Bantwini

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Attendees can soak up more global vibes with the first ever World Music Superlounge, featuring Wizkid, Zakes Bantwini and Sky Wanda from Durban, South Africa.

Major contributors to this expansive event include presenting Coca-Cola, Ford, McDonald’s, State Farm and Walmart.

Get up to date updates on Twitter @essencefest #EssenceFest and join 2016 ESSENCE Festival on Facebook.

Tickets and accommodation details are also available at www.essencefestival.com

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