Essence Festival 2020 Officially Canceled

Did you hear the 2020 Essence Festival has officially cancelled and will return in 2021?  Under New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s recommendation that no large events take place due to the Corona Virus pandemic, Essence will honor all tickets sold for the 2020 festival in 2021 and will also offer full refunds.  For further information visit here.

Essence also announced the establishment of the Essence Benefit Series to Fight COVID-19 that will raise money and provide support for businesses and organizations in black communities across the country. Additionally, the first-ever Essence Festival of Culture: The Virtual Edition will take place over July 4 weekend.