Prince to Headlines Essence Festival in New Orleans

first_imgIt was announced earlier today that Prince will make his return to New Orleans’ ESSENCE Festival July 4th weekend. While no other artists have been announced as of yet, past performers include Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Usher, Beyoncé, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, The Roots, Rebirth Brass Band, Janet Jackson, John Legend, Kanye West, and many others.Known as “the party with a purpose,” is an annual music festival which started in 1995 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of ESSENCE magazine, which is a publication aimed primarily at African-American women.Prince, who also performed at ESSENCE in 2004, has been popping up all over the radar recently, as he recently announced a three night run at Mohegan Sun later this month.

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