Essence Festival

Nov 3, 2016; Raleigh, NC, USA; Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (not pictured) arriving at Raleigh-Durham International Airport talking with singer Pharrell Williams. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA Today Network

Mary J. Blige, NAS, Pharrell On Tap For 2019 Essence Fest

Festival producers announced a partial lineup, listing more than 80 artists for the event held during the July Fourth weekend in New Orleans
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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Janet Jackson performs on the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Janet Jackson Sends Tribute To Joe Jackson At Essence Festival

Following the passing of Jackson family patriarch, Joe Jackson, after announcing his fight with cancer, his daughter and fellow superstar, Janet Jackson, gave a tearful dedication to him.
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