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.


The Big Hits Throwback Festival Packs A Punch With TLC, Ja-Rule, Shaggy, Bobby Brown And More



We see that a lot of music today is pretty much a rehash of the throwback jams from the 80’s and 90’s. Almost every hit song has a sample from a popular R&B track from back in the day, from Tory Lanez’ “Say It”, Big Sean’s “Play No Games”, to Snootie Wild’s “Roxanne”.

Well how about we properly take it back to the time of golden music. Tri-state radio station KTU 103.5 along with Adam Torres Concerts presents most of what was the 90’s, in one night in the form of a throwback concert coming your way. The #BigHitsThrowbackFest will go down at the Prudential Center on Saturday, March 26th, with acts such as TLC, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Bobby Brown, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Naughty By Natureand many many more.

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.


[Feature photo courtesy of D. Dipasupil; FilmMagic]