Essence Festival has announced its first wave of confirmed performers, and Solange and Erykah Badu are amongst the scheduled performers, Essence reports. Mary J. Blige and Diana Ross are set to headline the festival, which returns to the Superdome in New Orleans on June 3-July 2, 2017.
Other artist for 2017 Essence Festival include Teyana Taylor, Chaka Khan, Jazmine Sullivan, John Legend, and Moses Sumney. Essence president, Michelle Ebanks, states in press release, “This year’s festival lineup puts women at the forefront of an incredible weekend of entertainment featuring more than 40 performers.” We love all the names that have been dropped so far.
This festival will be featuring beautifully voiced young women who are at their peak of success and even so old greats that could never be forgotten. It’s a perfect place to dress up, wrap your hair, throw on your best lipstick, and party in the Bayou.
Ticket packages for the 2017 Essence Festival went on sale December 16th. Go with your girls on a roadtrip and love the musical talents of all those performing.