The 2020 Essence Festival® will be here before you know it! Its Happening July 1-5th in New Orleans, LA. The Essence Festival is an annual music festival which celebrates African American women and music! It is the largest event in the United States, celebrating African American culture. It is called “The Party With a Purpose!” The very 1st Essence Music Festival or “Essence Fest” was held in 1995 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence Magazine. The festival is held in New Orleans LA.
This year’s theme is called “Essence Festival of Culture”. The 2020 Essence Festival® is celebrating 50 years of moving the culture forward. Expect to be immersed in African American Culture as the biggest names in music, fashion, film, television, politics, beauty will be contributing to fun!
Daytime events will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center while evening concerts are performed at the Mercedes Benz Super-dome.
If you’ve never been to “Essence Fest” or are on the fence about going, here are five reasons why you absolutely must go next summer. Click here for more information on other trips by Cilla Travel.
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1. Feel Empowered
Feel empowered, appreciated, and celebrated about who you are as an African American woman. Be surrounded for an entire weekend with other women just like you. Leave Essence Fest feeling like a total bomb woman that can do anything and handle anything that comes her way.
2. Get Lots of FREE Goodies
Essence Fest is the opportunity to snag a bunch of free goodies for your hair, beauty products, signature tote bags, and much more. Trust us, you will NOT leave empty-handed! Save some extra room in your suitcase for all the must-have goodies that you are going to get.
3. Get Inspired with the Entrepreneurship Conference
Inspire your inner entrepreneurial spirit. Leave the conference feeling ignited and empowered to take the courage to start a side project or business that you have left on hold for WAY too long. Build your empire, impact the
lives of others, and get that coin girl!
4. Held at a Beautiful Southern Location
New Orleans is the perfect setting for this annual event because of its uniqueness, Southern Charm, and lively atmosphere. So many sights to see and delicious food to eat as well. There is truly no other place like it.
5. Shop the Festival Marketplace
Don’t forget to bring some extra cash or your credit card because the convention center turns into an amazing marketplace that offers a wide variety of items from Black-owned businesses and local New Orleans businesses. Support your community in their business. You will be able to purchase just about anything so get your wallet ready. Don’t forget to leave extra room in your suitcase for those extra goodies too!
Not only are those amazing five reasons for you to go to Essence Fest next summer, but it is the perfect opportunity to be a part of something inspiring and have some summer fun with your friends.
Essence Fest is something that you shouldn’t experience alone. Text your besties and get them to join you for Essence Fest this summer in New Orleans.
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