Jill Scott, Kanye, others to perform at Essence Music Festival
February 17th, 2011
04:52 PM ET

Jill Scott, Kanye, others to perform at Essence Music Festival

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.

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Cullyc Illsleyd

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    July 11, 2012 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. ladylivewire

    Mjblige & jill scott are always great to me can we have more great artist like them?

    February 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. shyne

    my mother always said if you don't have nothing good to say don't say nothing at all..

    February 20, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. Escaped Lab Monkey

    Jill is a headliner and I hope her new CD is out by then.

    February 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jill _Scott _Fan

    I'm sure they all will do a excellent job! Especially Jill Scott!!

    February 18, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lisa

    I don't think Jill Scott is a headliner only Mary J, Kanye and Trey according to the main site.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. Conyea West Want to be White

    Screw the shytbag Conyea. The only group worth seeing would be George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. cindy

    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 !!!!!!!

    February 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rebel

    Yawn..even black ppl hate they own race.

    February 17, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. loyce hall

    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

    February 17, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |

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