Guess what? The Night-by Night schedule for Time Inc.s 2016 Essence Festival has been released. TODAY Single-day tickets go on sale and are priced starting at $50 per person per night. Ready for more? ESSENCE FESTIVAL, now among the largest consumer live events in the nation and hosting more than 550,000 annually, has announce the all-star, night-by-night lineup of performers from June 30 to July 3 in New Orleans. Newly announced to the 2016 festival lineup are Puff Daddy & The Family, a conglomerate of past and present Bad Boy Records artists and affiliates presented by Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs and award-winning hip-hop artist Common.
The 2016 ESSENCE FESTIVAL Night-by-Night Line Up
Friday, July 1, Mainstage: Maxwell, New Edition, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Tyrese, Faith Evans, Avery Wilson. Superlounges: Digable Planets, Daley, Eric Bellinger, Lion Babe, The Internet, Tweet, Mali Music, V. Bozeman, Kelly Price, Zakes Bantwini, Skye Wanda.
Saturday, July 2, Mainstage: Mariah Carey, Charlie Wilson, Common, Jeremih, Estelle. Superlounges: Doug E. Fresh, Tink, Jidenna, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, St. Beauty, Lalah Hathaway, Judith Hill, Wizkid, Lady Leshurr.
Sunday, July 3, Mainstage: Kendrick Lamar, Puff Daddy & The Family, Ciara, Andra Day. Superlounges: MC Lyte, Dej Loaf, Cyril Neville, Leon Bridges, Kehlani, New Breed Brass Band, Robert Glasper Experiment, BJ The Chicago Kid, The Brand New Heavies, Little Simz.
Nephew Tommy from “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” will return as the Mainstage host, with more surprise guest performances to be announced.
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