Diana Ross, Solange, Mary J. Blige And More Lead The Charge Of The 2017 Essence Festival Headliners


Well Merry Christmas INDEED to us! The folks over at ESSENCE just blessed us with an early gift, which came in the form of the 2017 Essence Festival talent lineup.

They really seem to be on the ball this year with announcements regarding the annual festival, because last year no one heard anything about ANY acts until the end of February 2016. As of right now, we haven’t even entered into the new year yet, and have a full deck of playing cards, NICE!

Now we know who will be taking over NOLA this 4th of July weekend. That’s right, one of the biggest national musical events, the annual Essence Music Festival, slated for June 30- July 2, 2017 pulled a sneak attack and threw out a list of some of it’s headliners.

Last year’s festival brought some huge names in music, with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Puff Daddy & The Family, Mariah Carey, Ciara, Charlie Wilson, Babyface and many more taking the stages, so get into who will be rocking the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this year…is it anybody that you want to see?

Headliners include a few Festival first-timers, The Boss, Ms. Diana Ross and Teyana Taylor making an appearance and Festival favorites, Mary J. Blige and Erykah Badu coming back to rock the stage. We also see some people on this list who haven’t performed at the festival in a while, most notably Solange, who has had an amazing year this year, but hasn’t stepped foot on the EMF stage since her last performance in 2013.

Also confirmed to perform at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival nighttime concerts at the Superdome include Jazmine Sullivan, Ro James, Junes Diary, Chaka Khan, Shaggy, India.Arie, John Legend, Yuna, Tweet, Lalah Hathaway, Lizzo, and more.

Weekend ticket packages for the 2017 Essence Festival go on sale on Dec. 16. For more information, visit essence.com.


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Jazmine Sullivan “Reality Show” US Tour [Additional dates]

One of Philadelphia’s newest musical greats, Jazmine Sullivan, has firmly shown that she’s BACK from her 3-year hiatus and ready to show and prove in 2015. Dropping her new album “Reality Show” just last month, the young song bird is not wasting any time to promote her latest effort. Today she announced that she was going on a North American tour to support the new release. Titled “The Reality Show Tour”, Ms. Sullivan will hit all of the major cities, with some not so major ones in between. Check out the tour dates below and get your tickets from Ticketmaster.


Jazmine Sullivan’s “The Reality Show” Tour 2015 Dates:

Mar. 1 – New Orleans, LA., House of Blues
Mar. 4 – Atlanta, GA., Center Stage
Mar. 5 – Charlotte, NC., The Fillmore
Mar. 9 – Silver Spring, MD., The Fillmore
Mar. 10 – Philadelphia, PA., The Theatre of Living Arts
Mar. 11 – New York, NY., Irving Plaza
Mar. 17 – Kansas City, MO., Arvest Bank Theatre
Mar. 19 – St. Louis, MO., The Pageant
Mar. 22 – Denver, CO., Gothic Theatre
Mar. 25 – San Francisco, CA., Mezzanine
Mar. 27 – Los Angeles, CA., Club Nokia at L.A. Live
Mar. 29 – Las Vegas, NV., House of Blues
Apr. 2 – Houston, TX., House of Blues
Apr. 3 – Dallas, TX., House of Blues
Apr. 7 – Atlanta, GA., Tabernacle
Apr. 13 – Orlando, FL., House of Blues
Apr. 14 – Miami, FL., The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
Apr. 17 – Montclair, NJ., Wellmont Theater
Apr. 18 – New York, NY., Irving Plaza
Apr. 20 – Boston, MA., Royale Boston
Apr. 22 – Toronto, ON., The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Apr. 23 – Detroit, MI., Saint Andrews Hall
Apr. 25 – Cincinnati, OH., Bogart’s
Apr. 26 – Philadelphia, PA., TLA
Apr. 29 – Raleigh, NC., The Ritz
Apr. 30 – Silver Spring, MD., The Fillmore