Friday, July 2:
Main Stage: Janet Jackson, Charlie Wilson, Raphael Saadiq, Monica.
Superlounges: Chrisette Michele, Irma Thomas, Arrested Development, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Mary Mary, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, WAR, Little Freddie King, Ruben Studdard.
Saturday, July 3:
Main Stage: Alicia Keys, Gladys Knight, LL Cool J, Keri Hilson.
Superlounges: Laura Izibor, Sam & Ruby, De La Soul, Mint Condition, Leo Jackson & Melody Clouds, Joe, Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels Brass Band.
Sunday, July 4:
Main Stage: Mary J Blige, Earth Wind & Fire, Jill Scott, Trey Songz.
Superlounges: Estelle, Hot 8 Brass Band, Lalah Hathaway, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Shamarr Allen and The Underdawgs, Melanie Fiona, PJ Morton Band, Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers.
Single day tickets go on sale Thursday, May 6 and are priced from $53–$212 per person per night. Weekend packages ranging from $159–$636 per person offer music fans the best way to enjoy a full three days of entertainment.
Essence Music Festival
July 2, 3, 4
New Orleans, LA