The 2016 ESSENCE Festival held this weekend from the 1st of July to the 3rd of July. Known as “the party with a purpose”, the event held in New Orleans.
The event had quite a lot of artists lined up for the three day festival which was headlined by Mariah Carey. Other stars that performed include Tweet, V. Bozeman, Maxwell, Babyface, Faith Evans and more.
Over the three day event there were talks, conventions and other fun activities lined up.
See the photos below.
Photo Credit: Bennet Raglin