The Essence Music Festival is Back! . . . . Well Kind of (watch)

If you've never been to the Essence Festival in New Orleans Louisiana before . . . apparently this won't be the year for you to go, smh but the good news, is it's back! Along with a lot of other great concerts and festivals, including Summerfest here in Milwaukee with some noted differences!

Essence Festival is set to return this summer. If you’re a Louisiana resident, you can attend the festivities in person for two weekends – June 25th through June 27th and July 2 through 4th. Everyone else will have enjoy it virtually. That's right YOU CAN NOT GO TO NEW ORLEANS FOR THE ESSENCE FESTIVAL. They ain't lettin' you in! You will be stopped at the border! Just kidding, but .. . not kidding, and of course I believe that restriction is because New Orleans was a huge hot bed for Covid 19 just in case you forgot, so I think the state of Louisiana is trying to move forward with caution. But I'm glad the Essence Festival is back! This year’s stacked line up will feature performances by Jazmine Sullivan, DJ Khaled & Friends, Kirk Franklin, Davido, Michelle Williams, Ne-Yo, Tank, and D-Nice. Other special appearances for interactive sessions will include Mary J. Blige, Angela Yee, Adrienne Bailon, Sarah Jakes Roberts, Big Freedia, Supacent, and more. Check out the clip from 20198 Essence Festival with Brandy and Queen Latifah!