2023 Essence Festival of Culture
Essence Music Festival is the event that “Parties With a Purpose“. It draws over 600,000 festival-goers a year. It has become the largest African-American culture and music event in the United States. The EMF brings “star-studded” actors and actresses, major artists, empowerment workshops, shopping, food, and more to the famous City of New Orleans. The festival features artists simultaneously performing on a main stage as well as four standing-room only superlounge stages.
Over the years, Essence Festival has been the highlight of New Orleans’ summer music scene. Many of the top-sellers in the African American – and crossover – music scenes have been drawn to the fest like moths to a flame. The greatest music artists of all time have made the scene here.
Join us for an around-the-clock, event-filled weekend.