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New Orleans Essence Festival

Festivals & Fairs

Featuring an exciting selection of live music performances, celebrity appearances and a gourmet food truck fair, the Essence Festival is a great way to spend the 4th of July weekend. Save the dates for 2016: June 30 to July 3.


Discover an exciting music and cultural festival every Fourth of July weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The Essence Festival features some of the hottest performers in the world - in 2015, headliners included Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Usher, and Missy Elliott. Along with top-shelf artists, the event also features a fun food truck gathering right outside the venue, plus celebrity appearances and a special DJ party series. The 2016 Essence Festival will take place June 30 through July 3. Highlights of the event include:

  • Live Music Performances
  • Celebrity Appearances
  • Gourmet Food Truck Fair
  • DJ Party Series
  • Unique Merchandise
  • Free Activities Every Day

Sign up for the Essence Festival newsletter on their website to be the first to know about 2016 lineup information and news updates. Are you looking for a place to stay in the area? Consider our historic landmark hotel, which dates back to the 1900s and is located steps away from the Convention Center. We also offer lodging all around the New Orleans area for your convenience, with free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast, and flat panel TVs. Do you have questions about the Essence Festival, or about accommodations nearby the event? Please contact us today at 1 (800) 292-0653 for more information, and to book your reservations.

June 06, 2016
July 03, 2016
1500 Sugar Bowl Dr New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 US State
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