Janet Jackson and Mary J. Blige will be headlining the upcoming Essence Festival in New Orleans July 5-8.
The show will be curated by the roots, the line up will include Snoop Dogg, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Miguel, Xscape, Fantasia, H.E.R., Idris Elba, Daniel Caesar, dvsn, Kelly Price, Ro James, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, and many more.
There will also be a Legends of Hip Hop show with Doug E. Fresh featuring Big Daddy Kane, and Kool Moe Dee, among others. Meanwhile, Teddy Riley’s New Jack Swing Experience is set to include Wreckx-N-Effect, BLACKstreet, and Guy.
Additional acts are expected to be confirmed between now and the four-day event.
— ESSENCE Festival (@essencefest) January 25, 2018