Beyoncé to Headline 2013 Essence Music Festival


If you thought Beyoncé was done with the Superdome, you thought wrong. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour will stop in New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival on July 4-7. It’s not clear which night she’ll perform, but it is sure to be a showstopper (as usual) according to Communications President, Michelle Ebanks.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyoncé back to the 2013 ESSENCE Festival line-up. She is truly the ultimate ESSENCE woman. If you missed her tour de force in New Orleans, please join us this Fourth of July weekend so that you can experience it live for yourself at the ESSENCE Festival. The ESSENCE Festival features the best in music, culture, arts and entertainment—all of which Beyoncé captures through her extraordinary gifts.”

According to multiple sources, tickets will be sold through the festival and not Beyoncé’s tour. There’s still hope for those who thought they missed out! Previously announced acts for the Essence Music Fest include Jill Scott, Maxwell, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole, LL Cool J and Brandy.

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