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.

The event is finished.


Jun 29 2023 - Jul 03 2023

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Caesars Superdome, New Orleans
1500 Sugar Bowl Dr, New Orleans, LA 70112


Essence Magazine
(800) 274-9398