2017 Essence Festival NOLA Dedicates One Night of Concerts to Celebrating Women

February 21, 2017 (New York, NY) – For the first time ever, the 2017 Essence Festival is celebrating women with ‘My Path to Strength’, a night of concerts featuring all-female performers at the Louisiana Superdome over the Fourth of July weekend. The special event is inspired by previously announced Festival headliner Mary J. Blige’s highly anticipated album “Strength of A Woman”. 

See below for a full lineup for the femme-empowered night, featuring newly announced musical acts Jill Scott, Monica, Jhené Aiko, Remy Ma, Ari Lennox and many more.


ARI LENNOX                     CHAKA KHAN                   JAZMINE SULLIVAN

JILL SCOTT                        MARY J BLIGE                   MONICA


 JHENÉ AIKO                      LALAH HATHAWAY                   LIZZO           

MICHEL’LE                         PJ               

REMY MA                TEYANA TAYLOR


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Dana Baxter, Essence, 212-522-1634, dana_baxter@timeinc.com

Sheila Harris, Essence, 212-522-1089, sheila.harris@timeinc.com