The Full 2017 Essence Festival Lineup Announced, Chance The Rapper, BJ The Chicago Kid & More Added


Every year the ESSENCE Festival is one of the most attended and talked about music festivals in the world.

This years events will take place June 30 – July 2 in New Orleans, Louisiana and boast another legendary cast of headliners, fan favorites and exciting newcomers.

Announced today, Grammy-winning artist Chance The Rapper will make his ESSENCE Festival debut joining Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and others as a headliner.

Other new additions include a special reunion performance by No Limit Records featuring Master P, Mystikal, Mia X and Silkk; BJ the Chicago Kid; Daley; Elle Varner; Emily Estefan; Gallant; Kelly Price; Leela James; and Rhonda Ross.

See the full weekend concert lineup below.


Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, Chance The Rapper, John Legend, Ari Lennox, Chaka Khan, India.Arie, Jazmine Sullivan, Jill Scott, Master P, No Limit Records’ Mystikal, Mia X and Silkk, Monica, Rhonda Ross, Solange and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.


BJ the Chicago Kid, Daley, Doug E. Fresh, Elle Varner, Emily Estefan, Gallant, Jhené Aiko, June’s Diary, Kelly Price, Lalah Hathaway, Leela James, Lizzo, Michel’le, Moses Sumney, PJ, Sir the Baptist, Remy Ma, Ro James, Shaggy, Teyana Taylor, The Jones Girls Featuring Shirley Jones, Tweet, and Yuna.

Weekend ticket packages are on sale now with prices starting at $126. For information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest news about the ESSENCE Festival click here.

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