The line up has been announced for the 2011 Essence Music Festival, to be held in New Orleans.
Headliners include Kanye West, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige and Trey Songz. Other artists scheduled to appear include Fantasia, Boyz II Men, M.C. Lyte and George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.
Now in its 17th year, the festival attracted more than 400,000 attendees last year.
"Essence is proud to present our most beloved and rising talent across all R&B categories for our first announcement, " said Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc. "We listen to our audience and the performers in our first roll-out are the musicians they want to see under one roof over the Fourth of July weekend."
The festival will be held from July 1 to July 3. For more information, visit the 2011 Essence Music Festival website.
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Mjblige & jill scott are always great to me can we have more great artist like them?
my mother always said if you don't have nothing good to say don't say nothing at all..
Jill is a headliner and I hope her new CD is out by then.
I'm sure they all will do a excellent job! Especially Jill Scott!!
I don't think Jill Scott is a headliner only Mary J, Kanye and Trey according to the main site.
Screw the shytbag Conyea. The only group worth seeing would be George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.
2010 festival was good, i think CHARLIE WILSON should be the closing act for 2011. He was THE ABSOLUTE BEST ACT IN 2010. PLEASE BRING HIM BACK !!!!!!!
Yawn..even black ppl hate they own race.
Yea, I'm so glad that my husband bought our tickets already. Thank you honey once again for putting it down for us again!!! Love You xoxoxoxox
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