City gears up for Essence Fest - News, Weather & Sports

City gears up for Essence Fest


Essence Fest officially begins Thursday, but people are arriving early for a weekend full of events and music.

The 20th annual Essence Fest is expected to bring tens of thousands of people to New Orleans. Last year set an attendance record, and Essence officials said it already looks like this could be another record-setting year.

The Superdome will host Prince, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and many more. Speakers at workshops held at the convention center include Robin Roberts and Alicia Keys.

Family days will be held at Woldenburg Park both Thursday and Friday.

The Fourth of July fireworks display is set for Friday at 9 p.m.

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