This year will be better than ever with performances by legendary diva Aretha Franklin as well as Mary J. Blige, Fantasia, Stephanie Mills, Charlie Wilson, Ledisi, and several others.
Sounds like a lot of girl power, right? (Sorry, Charlie, last name Wilson.)
The event will be held July 6-8 right down in the Big Easy.
Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.essencemusicfestival.com.