The Essence Music Festival 2015
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.MSNBC returned for the 2014 festival.
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Dates: July 2nd- July 5th 2015
Years Active: 1994- Present
Lineup: Erykah Badu, India.Arie, Common, Floetry, Kelly Price, Lianne La Havas, Elle Varner, Esperanza Spalding, Raheem DeVaughn, Mali Music, Eric Roberson, Teedra Moses, Avery*Sunshine, Bilal, Goapele, Robert Glasper, Trombone Shorty, Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh, Mystikal, Slick Rick, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Nico &Vinz, SZA, Dee-1, Tonya Bond Cannon, Leon Bridges, Andra Day, Kindred The Family Soul, Tweet
Genres: R&B , Soul , Funk , Gospel , Blues , Hip-Hop , Jazz , Reggae