ESSENCE has announced its stellar line-up for the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans.

The 23rd annual Festival will feature performances by Diana Ross, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Chaka Khan, India.Arie, Solange, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jazmine Sullivan, Sir The Baptist, June’s Diary, The Jones Girls Featuring Shirley Jones, Lalah Hathaway, Ro James, Lizzo, Michel’le, Shaggy, Moses Sumney, Teyana Taylor, Tweet, and Yuna.

“This year’s Festival lineup puts women at the forefront of an incredible weekend of entertainment featuring more than 40 of the world’s most gifted artists and performers,” ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks says. “It is an honor to welcome the inimitable Diana Ross to the Festival for the first time. Plus, Festival veteran Mary J. Blige is back to share ‘Strength of a Woman’ with her most passionate fans.”

The 2017 ESSENCE Festival takes place June 29-July 2 in New Orleans.

Get all the details here.


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