The 25th Annual Essence Music Festival is this weekend in New Orleans, July 5-7.
The Main Stage will feature headliners Missy Elliot, Mary J. Blige, Frankie Beverly and Maze, and more.
The Superlounges will feature performances from Big Daddy Kane, El DeBarge, Ginuwine, and many more.
The former First Lady Michelle Obama and some of the Democratic candidates for President are also scheduled to speak.
Find everything you need to know at essence.com/festival.
See more of the lineup in this video from the Essence YouTube channel: