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2016 Essence Festival - Day 2

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The Essence Festival has always been one of the biggest events of the summer. Earlier they announced their line up which included  Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige, H.E.R., Pharrell, Big Freedia, Nas, Teyana Taylor, Davido, City Girls, Anthony Hamilton, Queen Naija, Timbaland, and Normani. Well, they have added more names to the list!

They just announced Brandy, Da Brat, BJ The Chicago Kid, Lil Jon, Dem Franchize Boyz, Mannie Fresh and Slick Rick. And you can now buy the weekend package tickets! You get to see all of these artists, plus there are seminars, shopping and just being in New Orleans is more than enough reason to go!  The Essence Festival is July 4th-July 7th. They will be celebrating their 25th anniversary.

Don’t be surprised if more acts will be announced. This is going to be BIG!