Prince To Headline 2014 Essence Music Festival


ESSENCE is about to party like its 1999 for its 20th anniversary. Legendary singer/songwriter Prince has been announced as the headlining act for the 2014 Music Fest, set to descend on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome stage in New Orleans from July 4 to 6, 2014.

This marks his second stint at ESSENCE Music Fest after previously performing in 2004 for 10th anniversary. The singer/ songwriter will also partner with ESSENCE in a special community initiative led by the Rebuild the Dream Innovation Fund.

“Welcoming an artist as iconic as Prince back to the ESSENCE Festival for a 20th anniversary performance is incredibly exciting,” said ESSENCE Communications President, Michelle Ebanks. “The ESSENCE Festival is where we come together to connect to both our culture and our community, so we are pleased to support Prince and the Rebuild the Dream Innovation in advocating for our youth.”

Can’t wait till next year? Prince is also headed on the road for three shows in Connecticut before New Year’s. For tickets and more information about ESSENCE Music Fest, head to