fbpx

2019 Essence Festival 25th Year Celebration - Essence Music Festival Concerts, Party And Events Guide

The countdown to the 2019 ESSENCE Festival has officially begun and early bird tickets are here! Returning to the beloved city of New Orleans, this year we’ll be celebrating the Festival’s 25th year with four days of music, food, fashion, empowerment, sisterhood and more! The 2018 ESSENCE Fest saw over 520,000 attendees pour into NOLA, while the economic impact for the city exceeded $280 million—and this year, we’re doing it even bigger.

The ESSENCE Festival nightly concert series plays host to show-stopping performances from over 70 of music’s biggest names, hit-making trailblazers and most promising rising stars each year during the fourth of July weekend. In other words, it’s a once in a lifetime chance to see the best of your R&B and Hip Hop playlists brought to life in a setting unlike any other.

And the best part?

A single ticket for each night grants you access to both the Superdome mainstage AND all 4 Superdome Superlounges, where you can get up close and personal with some of your faves as they deliver intimate performances that you and your squad will be talking about for years to come.

    Downtown New Orleans - CBD, New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, LA, US

    July 5, 2018 To July 6, 2018

    10:00 am To 4:00 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    BlackTech Weekend NOLA is a two-day event hosted by Short Speaks Creative and BlackTech Weekend LLC connecting local creative entrepreneurs of color to innovators, founders and investors from around the country with the objective of strengthening the Black tech ecosystem in the Greater New Orleans Region. Read more…

    Barcadia New Orleans, 601 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130, New Orleans, LA, US, 70130

    July 5, 2018 To July 6, 2018

    8:00 pm To 2:00 am

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    SOCIAL ARCHITECTS & BLACK TRAVEL MOVEMENT PRESENT THURSDAY JULY 5, 2018 8:00PM – 2:00AM MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKEND MEET & GREET | WELCOME TO NEW ORLEANS FEATURING: SPECIAL GUEST DJ – TBA     BARCADIA(LOCATED 2 BLOCKS AWAYFROM HARRAHS & BEFORE YOU GET TO THE METROPOLITAN) 601 TCHOUPITOULAS ST NEW ORLEANS,… Read more…

    New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113, New Orleans, LA, US, 70113

    July 5, 2018

    6:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    Black Restaurant Week cordially invites you to NOSH, our inaugural culinary showcase featuring New Orleans premiere Black chefs, caterers and bartenders! Dive into the African diaspora and tantalize your taste buds with flavors of African, African-American, and Caribbean cuisine. Read more…

    Bourbon Cowboy, 241 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, New Orleans, LA, US, 70130

    July 5, 2018 To July 6, 2018

    10:00 pm To 1:00 am

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    Start your Essence Festival weekend off right by joining Lawal Travel for a private Bourbon Street Balcony Party at Bourbon Cowboy.  Price includes PREMIUM open bar and a buffet that includes some New Orleans favorites.  We’ve even got your beads and blingy rings covered. Read more…

    800 N Claiborne Ave, 800 North Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116, New Orleans, LA, US, 70116

    July 6, 2018 To July 8, 2018

    8:00 pm To 2:00 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    Essence Festival Weekend Elite Events include a variety of options for you to enjoy your weekend. Regardless if you come for one or all you are sure to be pleased with the Elite Events we have in store for you July 6th – July 8th, 2018. Read more…

    3501 Tchoupitoulas St, 3501 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, New Orleans, LA, US, 70115

    July 6, 2018

    7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    Essence Weekend!!! 1st- Party Bus Ride hosted by @PTOWNMOE 2nd- Nude Paint Session at Paint. Sip. Eat. Read more…

    New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, LA, US

    July 6, 2018

    12:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    Hey peeps, Brooklyn is heading to NOLA and we want to meet up with you. Let’s Meet Up this July during Essence Festival. BKGirlsNightOut is a lifestyle and marketing brand based in Brooklyn, NY that is all about bring women together in a fun, interactive, positive energy to connect. Read more…

    M. Francis Gallery (Propeller), 4035 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125, New Orleans, LA, US, 70125

    July 6, 2018

    6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    Naked In The Paint – ***ESSENCE FESTIVAL 2018 Edition*** puts a fun new SPIN on the traditional paint and sip!  Enjoy the beauty of a LIVE NUDE MALE MODEL who will inspire your artwork to new levels.  All while enjoying a glass of wine or your own cocktail (yes, you… Read more…

    Creole Queen, 1 Poydras Street & Canal Street , New Orleans, LA 70130, New Orleans, LA, US, 70130

    July 6, 2018

    10:00 am To 1:00 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    THIS IS A TICKET ONLY EVENT! & TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT SELL OUT EVERY YEAR.  SO GET YOURS TODAY!!  Please remember that once we sell out, we will not have any more tickets available. I AM LEGACI @iamlegaci Presents ROCK THE BOAT pt. Read more…

    My Dearest… Boutique POP UP Essence Festival Weekend at the Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans Convention Center

    Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans Convention Center, 315 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, New Orleans, LA, US, 70130

    July 6, 2018 To July 8, 2018

    12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    Bring your girls and come shop MDB’s pop up boutique @ Essence! We will be open for your shopping delight Friday-Sunday.  A free eventbrite ticket gets you $5.00 off your purchase! (digital or print) Shop the hottest fashions and accessories all in one space! Each ticket will be placed in… Read more…

    50 Shades Of Black Masquerade Edition at the Sheraton New Orleans Essence Festival Weekend

    Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, New Orleans, LA, US, 70130

    July 6, 2018 To July 7, 2018

    10:00 pm To 3:00 am

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    DARRON WHEELER ENTERTAINMENT & FRIENDS PRESENTS THE MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKEND OFFICIAL CONCERT AFTER PARTY 50 SHADES OF BLACK THEME:  MASQUERADE BLACK/GOLD ATTIRE ONLY FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2018 10:00PM – 3:00AM MUSIC BY:  DJ TAYROK & DJ BOOGIE CELEBRITY HOST:  Karlie Redd-LHH (Atlanta) FEATURING:   Mix Master Ice of UTFO, Q Parker of 112,… Read more…

    614 Canal St, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, New Orleans, LA, US, 70130

    July 6, 2018 To July 7, 2018

    11:00 am To 8:00 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    We are excited to be your go to Pop-up Shop in NOLA Essence Weekend 2018 for the 3rd year! Come witness the Ultimate Shopping Experience with Elite Brands! We will have some of the hottest items of the season from the latest eyewear, beauty products, custom tees, shoes, clothes and… Read more…

    The 20 Annual All White Daytime Affair Essence Festival Weekend

    New Orleans, LA, USA

    July 7, 2018

    3:00 pm To 7:30 pm

    The 20th Annual All White Daytime Affair Keshia Walker + Insights Marketing Present 20th Annual All White DAYtime Affair SaturDAY, July 7, 2018 3:00pm – 9:30pm New Orleans, LA Special Guests Host….TBA Location…..TBA Advanced Ticket Sales AVAILABLE Now! VIP Ticket Purchase does NOT guarantee seating.  There is very LIMITED seating… Read more…

    Bourbon Heat, 711 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, New Orleans, LA, US, 70116

    July 7, 2018 To July 8, 2018

    10:00 pm To 4:00 am

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

      All sales are final…NO REFUNDS. Various DJ’s throughout the night will be going in on the 1s and 2s. Read more…

    A Parisian Instant with Nicholle Kobi [Black Woman Art Series 2018] Essence Music Festival Weekend

    New Orleans, Art District, New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, LA, US

    July 7, 2018

    11:30 am To 7:00 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    Nicholle Kobi’s Parisian Instant exhibition is a unique art affair moment! Experience a day of rejoicing in the Black Women Art Series Collection while travelling to Paris and witnessing a story of love of Black Sisterhood, Black Women and Black Families as Nicholle Kobi whisks you into an artistic journey filled… Read more…

    Crescent City Cooks, 201 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, New Orleans, LA, US, 70130

    July 7, 2018

    10:30 am To 12:00 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    Soulful Chef Company presents the Soulful Chef Cooking Show featuring Dreux Antoine and is filmed at Crescent City Cooks in New Orleans, LA. Soulful Chef is a live and interactive cooking show with a live audience. Read more…

    800 S Claiborne Ave, Treme Market Branch , New Orleans, LA 70113, New Orleans, LA, US, 70113

    July 7, 2018 To July 8, 2018

    11:00 pm To 4:00 am

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    The Duke Of Orleans Presents LEVEL UP! Essence Weekend Hosted By Prince (Love and Hip Hop Miami) Saturday July 7th The Biggest LGBT Event Essence Fest Weekend! With Special guest Mustang and Duriel Sounds By DJ JashJay Ft Hypeman Bizzy doors open at 11pm Get there early to avoid Lines… Read more…

    Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, New Orleans, LA, US, 70130

    July 7, 2018 To July 8, 2018

    10:00 pm To 3:00 am

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    DARRON WHEELER ENTERTAINMENT & FRIENDS PRESENTS A  Denim & Diamonds Affair Hosted by:  TBA Special Guest Dj’s: DJ Boogie (Lil Kims Official DJ) & Hotlantas DJ Red  THE MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKEND OFFICIAL CONCERT AFTER PARTY   Color Dress code: Denim (No Athletic Wear Allowed) SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018 10:00PM –… Read more…

    Henny & Waffles Essence Festival Weekend at BB King's Blues Club

    B.B. King's Blues Club, 1104 Decatur St,, New Orleans, LA 70116, New Orleans, LA, US, 70116

    July 8, 2018

    1:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    Join us for the latest installment of Henny & Waffles NEW ORLEANS ESSENCE FESTIVAL WEEKEND Edition! Come for brunch….then turn up! ***ENJOY $10 HENNESSY DRINKS ALL DAY!!!*** ***ALL GUESTS MUST RSVP SEPARATELY FOR FREE ENTRY TO THE DAY PARTY & DRINK SPECIALS*** YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITH OTHER… Read more…

    Tableau, 616 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116, US

    July 8, 2018

    1:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    Join us for the New Orlean’s All White Brunch, 2018 Essence Festival Edition! Enjoy special guest speakers, a 3-course gourmet brunch, giveaways, photo-fun and more! To view video of our Atlanta All White Brunch CLICK HERE NOTE: Brunch will be served 1:00pm-2:30pm including your choice of soup/salad, brunch entree, dessert… Read more…

    The Swamp on Bourbon, 516 Bourbon St, 516 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, New Orleans, LA, US, 70112

    July 8, 2018

    1:30 pm To 4:30 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

                             Let’s End The Essence Festival With a Bang!!  Join Jenita Travel & Top Shelf  Trip Planners at an unforgettable Bourbon Balcony Bull Riding Day Party Full of Laughs, Fun, & Food. Read more…

    The SomeWhat Saved Comedy Tour at La Nouvelle East Room Essence Festival Weekend in New Orleans

    La Nouvelle East Room, 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, New Orleans, LA, US, 70130

    July 8, 2018

    3:30 pm To 5:30 pm

    EVENTBRITE PURCHASE LINK

    Featuring: Darryl “D’Lo” Hutchins, Pat G’Orge-Walker (Sister Betty) and Wendy “Quietstorm” Lee A character-driven unique blended of comedy styles to ensure laughter for the entire family. End Essence Weekend with contentious laughter & fellowship. Read more…