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.