Get Ready For This Year’s ESSENCE Festival In New Orleans

The 2013 ESSENCE Festival™ Presented by Coca-Cola® will feature one of the best R&B lineups around, with Beyonce, Maxwell, and Jill Scott heading to New Orleans for the three-day celebration. Need more proof of just how hot the party will be? Check out our gallery of last year’s performers and view the full 2013 lineup after the jump.

  • Chaka Khan

  • New Edition

  • Charlie Wilson

  • Charlie Wilson

  • Trey Songz

  • Trey Songz

  • Mary J. Blige

  • Anthony Hamilton

  • Aretha Franklin

See the full performance schedule below and purchase tickets to this year’s show, July 4-7 in New Orleans.

MAIN STAGE
Beyonce
Brandy
Charlie Wilson
Jill Scott
Keyshia Cole
LL Cool J
Maxwell
New Edition
Solange Knowles
Trey Songz

SUPER LOUNGE
Anthony David
Big Daddy Kane
Blackstreet
Bridget Kelly
F. Stokes
Faith Evans
Jody Watley
Kourtney Heart
Les Nubians
Leela James
Mali Music
Mia Borders
Mint Condition
Rachelle Ferrell
Tamia

[Photo Credit: Getty Images]