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Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart And More To Headline Essence Fest 2022

The festival will take place from June 30 to July 3 at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.

ESSENCE Festival announced its summer lineup for the occasion this summer and it has some big stars.

Headlining the event will be Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson and New Edition. More performances include the Isley Brothers, the Roots and Friends, Summer Walker, Jazmine Sullivan, DJ D-Nice and Friends with additional acts set to be announced.

The 27th ESSENCE Festival of Culture will return June 30th to July 3rd with nightly concerts at Caesars Superdome, empowerment programming at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and other entertaining and inspirational activations in venues across New Orleans.

“As the nation’s largest festival by per day attendance, the ESSENCE Festival of Culture is a staple that celebrates community and empowers equity. We are excited to welcome the family back live to New Orleans and thrilled to connect with more of our diasporic family through new digital experiences,” ESSENCE CEO Caroline Wanga said in a statement. “Whether it be those that have three years of outfits reflective of the Festival tradition that was disrupted by the pandemic, or those who will have their inaugural Festival experience in 2022 , all are invited to immerse in the crown jewel of culture known as the ESSENCE Festival of Culture.”

Tickets are on sale now with 3 day weekend packages starting at $150 at Ticketmaster.

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