The 2019 Essence Festival Lineup


Essence recently announced the lineup for the Essence Festival 25th year celebration and so far it looks amazing! There will likely be more artist additions in the months leading up to the show, but this list gives everyone a very good idea.

The Essence Festival, known as “the party with a purpose”, is an annual music festival that started back in 1995 as one-time event to celebrate Essence Magazine’s 25th anniversary. And now here it is 25 years later still going strong!

Anyone headed to New Orleans to attend this wonderful party? You’ve got time to plan, as the festivities take place July 4th through July 8th, 2019.

Take a look at the lineup so far, according to

  • Loni Love (mainstage host)
  • H.E.R.
  • Ledisi
  • Missy Elliott
  • Rakim
  • MC Lyte
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Frankie Beverly
  • Elle Varner
  • Big Freedia
  • Teyana Taylor
  • El Debarge
  • RBRM (Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike)
  • Brownstone
  • Nas
  • Timberland
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • D-Nice
  • DJ Biz Markie
  • Big Daddy Kane
  • Musiq Soulchild
  • Doug E. Fresh
  • Anthony Hamilton
  • Sheila E.
  • Teddy Riley
  • Morris Day
  • City Girls
  • 702
  • Davido
  • Tweet
  • PJ Morton
  • Jacquees
  • Mase
  • Normani
  • Ginuwine
  • Vanjess
  • Queen Naija
  • Luke James
  • Scarface
  • Jojo
  • The Hamiltones
  • Lucky Daye
  • Sauti Sol
  • Pell
  • Koryn Hawthorne
  • Alunageorge
  • Water Seed
  • Max
  • Nigel Hall
  • Erica Falls
  • Amanda Black
  • Celeste Ntuli
  • Tellaman
  • Vanessa Mdee
  • Nasty-C

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