#EssenceFestival 2020 OFFICIALLY canceled! [Details]

The Essence Festival 2020 which was going to be postponed until Fall has been offically CANCELED!

The 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture organizers have confirmed that the festival set to be headlined by Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars will not take place this year.

ESSENCE originally announced a fall postponement for the Independence Day weekend fest, now the festival will return in July 2021.

“New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell bravely recommended yesterday that no large events take place in New Orleans in 2020, and ESSENCE fully supports that decision. After continued monitoring of the evolving developments in the COVID-19 global pandemic and remaining in close contact and collaboration with our partners in the City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana, we are confirming today that we will no longer move forward with the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture live experience – and look forward to returning to New Orleans in 2021,” reads an official press release.

We shall rise again….


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