The 2018 Essence Festival is currently underway in New Orleans, Louisiana, and there have been quite a number of exciting activities already for the first day, which was Thursday 5th of July.
Known as “the party with a purpose”, the Essence Festival is an annual music festival to celebrate African-American culture and music.
See photos of Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Ledisi, Mary J. Blige and more at various events during Day 1 of the festival.
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Paras Griffin | Marianna Massey | Christopher Polk | Bennett Raglin |