0 Countdown to the 2009 Essence Music Festival

  • News
  • by Kingsley H. Smith
  • 06/06/2009

More music, more voices, and more culture will be jammed into the 15th anniversary of the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, July 3 - 5, 2009, than ever before.

The celebration promises to delivery a bayou full of music, motivation, and merry-making.

Beyonce', Teena Marie, Al Green, Anita Baker, Salt-N-Pepa, and John Legend lead the evening performance schedule. Dozens of other acts are also on the bill.

Daytime events include a big tribute to Bishop T.D. Jakes.

270,000 people attended in 2008. Over 200,000 attended in 2007.

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Countdown to the 2009 Essence Music Festival
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