Ladies rule at this year’s Essence as Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige headline the festival’s main stage.
Here’s the breakdown:
Friday, July 2
Main Stage: Janet Jackson, Charlie Wilson, Raphael Saadiq and Monica.
Superlounges: Chrisette Michele, Irma Thomas, Arrested Development, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Mary Mary, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, WAR, Little Freddie King and Ruben Studdard.
Main Stage: Alicia Keys, Gladys Knight, LL Cool J and Keri Hilson.
Superlounges: Laura Izibor, Sam & Ruby, De La Soul, Mint Condition, Leo Jackson And The Melody Clouds, Joe, Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels Brass Band.
Single-day tickets went on sale today and prices run between $53 to $212. There are still weekend packages available with prices ranging from $159 to $636. For more information, click here for the Essence Music Festival website.