The annual 2015 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola®, , now among the largest consumer live events in the country with more than 550,000 attendees, today revealed the first round of its all-star line-up of performers for the nighttime concerts at the 21st annual celebration, taking place in New Orleans, LA, from July 2-5.
“On the heels of the ESSENCE Festival’s® epic 20th anniversary celebration in 2014, we’re delighted to announce a selection of the best artists and biggest names in entertainment who will take the stage at the Superdome this summer,’ said ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks. “From first-time Festival performer Kendrick Lamar to return appearances from fan favorites like Kevin Hart, Common and Mary J. Blige, the ESSENCE Festival® offers the definitive entertainment and cultural experience for our passionate ESSENCE Festival® community every Fourth of July weekend.”
Artists confirmed to perform at the 2015 ESSENCE® Festival nighttime concerts at the Superdome include:
Kendrick Lamar, Mary J Blige, India.Arie, Trombone Shorty, Floetry, Common, Erykah Badu, Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh, Mystikal, Slick Rick, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Nico & Vinz, Lianne La Havas, Elle Varner, Esperanza Spalding, SZA, Dee-1, Tonya Bond Cannon, Leon Bridges, Andra Day, Kelly Price, Raheem DeVaughn, Mali Music, Eric Roberson, Teedra Moses, Avery*Sunshine, Kindred The Family Soul, Goapele, Robert Glasper, Tweet, Jeff Bradshaw, Bilal, Tank & The Bangas and more to be announced soon.
Plus ESSENCE® Now Playing presents Kevin Hart’s WHAT NOW? Tour, Thursday, July 2. Tickets go on-sale Wednesday, February 25.
Comedians Nephew Tommy from The Steve Harvey Morning Show and Luenell to host Festival weekend.
To Celebrate the 2015 Essence Festival® we are giving away tickets to this year’s concert. The prize will be for pair of tickets for the Thursday night show (Kevin Hart, Lecrae, Trey Songz), for one winner and a friend. *Travel or lodging is not provided* All you have to do is write in the comments below or simply tweet us @YrMusicMyWorld using the hashtag #ESSENCEFEST winners for this contest will be selected by June 26.