The 2016 Essence Fest features a massive group of musicians including singing, dancing and panel discussions beginning June 30 and ending July 3rd.
The line-up includes Babyface, Charlie Wilson, MC Lyte, Tyrese, Faith Evans, BJ The Chicago Kid, Cyril Neville, Daley, Lala Hathaway, Mali Music, Tink, V. Bozeman; newbies Jeremih, Dej Loaf, Lion Babe, The Internet, Leon Bridges.
2016 is a major year for Kendrick Lamar, who attended the festival last year, with his five Grammy Awards for his multiplatinum album “To Pimp a Butterfly".
The Mercedes Benz Superdome will have an eventful July 4th weekend. The festival will debut its World Music Superlounge, the newest addition to the fest, focusing on music around the world. Zales Bantwini and Skye Wanda will represent South Africa.
Packages and tickets can be purchased at TicketMaster.