Janet Jackson to Headline the 2018 ESSENCE Festival

January 25, 2018

ESSENCE wants you to grab your squad and plan your trip as it announces its exhilarating initial talent line-up for the 2018 ESSENCE Festival, taking place July 5 – 8 in New Orleans.

The nightly concert series keeps the spotlight on women, featuring electrifying headline performances from Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, a headline set featuring Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, with special guests Snoop Dogg and many others in a special curation by The Roots, Xscape, Fantasia, and Miguel. Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

This year’s Festival will feature chart-topping names and inspiring experiences across four days of music, culture, empowerment and entertainment. The electric nighttime concerts will feature more than 40 acts and will take place across five stages at the Louisiana Superdome—including the Festival’s renowned Mainstage and four intimate Superlounges. For the first-time, the Festival will also feature an ESSENCE Superlounge with a unique DJ-curated experience—with offerings by actor/DJ Idris Elba, MC Lyte and more. There , the Festival welcomes an interactive music experience with The Read’s Kid Fury and Crissle hosting a Superlounge.

Weekend ticket packages are on sale now with prices starting at $150. For more information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest news about the ESSENCE Festival visit


Related Stories: News

Share This Story

More News