“Party With a Purpose” at the nation’s largest annual African-American event.

the ultimate weekend celebration

If you’ve never experienced the Essence Musical Festival in New Orleans, you are in for a treat. The Essence Music Festival, is known as “The Party With a Purpose,” is the nation’s largest annual African-American event and gathering of musical talent in the world. This multigenerational Festival offers free Empowerment Seminars during the day and exciting performances at night at the New Orleans Superdome where Festival goers can dance and sing along with the biggest names in entertainment—rhythm and blues, classic soul, hip-hop, neo-soul, and jazz.