Best Essence Festival Hotels

Our goal at EF Weekend is to direct you to the most convenient hotels to make your Essence Festival trip a success. The hotels listed below are in the French Quarter or Central Business District because these areas are closest […]

Toni Braxton & SWV-As Long As I Live Tour

Toni Braxton is hitting the road this winter with SWV. There are 14 USA dates. View the stops below and get your tickets. Jan 19 2019 Columbia, SC Get Tickets Jan 26 2019 Irving, TX Get Tickets Jan 27 2019 […]

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EFWeekend was started with the intention of helping new and seasoned travelers make the most of their trip to Essence Festival. The Essence Festival, known as the “party with a purpose” is the largest event celebrating African-American culture and music in the United States. This site has also expanded  to making planning guides for other annual events focused on the urban/African-American culture such as the Cincinnati Music Festival and Soul Beach Music Festival.

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2018 Line Up

Janet Jackson-Mary J Blige- Erykah Badu -Jill Scott -Miguel-The Roots -Snoop Dogg-Xscape-Queen Latifah-SWV

Doug E. Fresh-Dave Hollister-Blackstreet-Guy-Wreckx-n-Effect- Ledisi-Ro James-Ella Mai-Mykia Jovan-MC Lyte-Fantasia-Mali Music-Major-Vaughn Willis-Kevin Ross-Kelly Price-Kelela-Victory-Idris Elba-H.E.R.-DVSN-D-Nice-Daniel Caesar- Slim & Mike of 112-Jussie Smollett- Big Freedia-Damien Escobar-Lloyd-Keke Wyatt-Lady of Rage-Kool Moe Dee-Louis York-Yanina-YoYo-Serani-Pell-Marsha Ambrosius

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