The 2018 Essence Festival will be taking place in New Orleans over the 4th of July weekend at the Super Dome from July 5 to July 8. The nightly concert series will feature performances by Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, The Roots, Xscape, Fantasia and Miguel.
Attendance is sure to be up this year after the music event was the setting for the 2017 Blockbuster Summer Movie, "Girls Trip."
Janet Jackson shared the news on Twitter.
https://t.co/XftiEXb0ZY pic.twitter.com/zsxH1tB6Zy— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) January 30, 2018
*Artists scheduled to perform at the Superdome include: Janet Jackson; Mary J. Blige; Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, along with Snoop Dogg and more in a special curation by The Roots; 112; Daniel Caesar; D-Nice; Doug E. Fresh’s Legends of Hip-Hop Show featuring Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee and more; DVSN; Fantasia; H.E.R.; Idris Elba; Kelela; Kelly Price’s For The Love of R&Bfeaturing Dave Hollister and Vaughn Willis; Kevin Ross; MAJOR.; Mali Music; Marsha Ambrosius; MC Lyte; Miguel; Mykia Jovan; Ro James; Teddy Riley’s New Jack Swing Experience featuring Wreckx-n-Effect, Blackstreet and Guy; The Read’s Kid Fury and Crissle; VICTORY, Xscape and many more to be announced soon. Mainstage host: Roy Wood, Jr.