Essence Music Festival marks 20 years

Essence Music Festival marks 20 years

BACK AGAIN:Prince will be among the headliners of the 20th annual Essence Music Festival. Photo: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He was there for the 10th anniversary of the Essence Music Festival. And Prince will also be on hand this week, when the event marks its 20th anniversary.

Organizers say Prince and his musical cohorts will play the main stage at the Superdome.

Among those who will perform as part of Prince’s set will be Janelle Monae and Nile Rodgers.

Other acts to perform at the holiday festival include Nas, Trey Songz, Lionel Richie, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Tamar Braxton, Ledisi, Erykah Badu, Tevin Campbell and Doug E. Fresh.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

‘Rambo’ is coming to the small screen


"Rambo: New Blood" will be executive produced by the "Rocky" star, who will also appear in the series.

in Music

Keyshia Cole engaged to mystery man


The "You've Changed" singer surprised fans on Twitter by revealing her new relationship status.

in Viral Videos

REMIX: The Marvel universe as a rom-com


Envision a time where the Avengers gave up on the world-saving and just went full romantic comedy on us.

in Entertainment

George Lucas to new ‘Star Wars’ film: I’m your divorced father


"Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who was not involved in making the long-awaited new film, "The Force Awakens," said he is as ambivalent about seeing the movie as a divorced father would be about attending his child's wedding.