The Essence Music Festival 2013
In 2008, for the first time since its 1994 inception, the festival was not produced by the original producer team. Instead, Essence Communications, owner of the festival and the Essence magazine, contracted Rehage Entertainment Inc.. A new main stage facelift was designed by production designer Stefan Beese. Beginning in 2013, Solomon Group became the Producer of Essence Festival.
In 2013 MSNBC broadcast live from the Essence Festival.
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Dates: July 5th- July 7th 2013
Years Active: 1994- Present
Lineup: Maxwell, Jill Scott, LL Cool J and Brandy will take the mainstage. While Blackstreet, Anthony David, Les Nubians, Emeli Sande, Maya Azucena, Simphiwe Dana, Mali Music, Shamarr Allen
Genres: R&B , Soul , Funk , Gospel , Blues , Hip-Hop , Jazz , Reggae