Essence Music Festival

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know, but were afraid of asking!

Are you a fan of the Essence Music Festival (or have you attended it)? This is one of the most important events of the year, and you should not miss it. The annual event attracts some of the most prominent names in music, including Janet Jackson and Mary J. Blige.

What’s the Essence Music Festival?
The largest African-American gathering is the Essence Music Festival. The festival attracts thousands of people each year to celebrate African-American culture and music. On the 15th anniversary of the festival, the three-day event attracted the largest crowd in 2010. The Louisiana Superdome was sold out for the entire three-day event.

Who goes to the Festival?
Every year, festival attendees come from every corner of the United States. International attendees can also be counted in the hundreds, if not thousands. Although the majority of festival attendees are African-Americans, people from all races are welcome to attend.

When will the Festival be held?
Each year, the Essence Music Festival takes place on the first Friday, Saturday, or Sunday of July.

Where is this Festival?
New Orleans, Louisiana hosts the Essence Music Festival.

What is the Festival’s cost?
Cost to attend the Essence Music Festival depends on many factors, including how you travel and which hotel you choose to stay at. Also, what concert tickets you purchase. Most people prefer to fly to the festival, as it is located in the south. You will find the best Southwest Airlines deal if you live near one. However, it is a good idea to book in advance as seats are often limited and sell quickly. This weekend is usually expensive for hotels. If you are staying in the French Quarter, close to the Essence Music Festival events, expect to pay $200 per night. The cost of concert tickets varies each year. They typically range from $50-$200 per person depending on the place they are seated.

How can most people get to the Festival
To book a trip to the festival, most people will use a travel agent. Many travel agencies offer travel packages that include transport and hotel, as well as tickets to the festival. A travel agent can help you book your Essence Music Festival trip. Some agents also offer payment plans where you can pay a deposit and then make monthly payments.