Our first ever Wellness House served as a zen getaway for festivalgoers to get right – mind, body, and soul. We hope that the tips and tricks you took away from #EssenceFest help you put your personal wellness first daily!
@youngdevyn was serving lewks at #EssenceFest. Did you catch her ESSENCE After Dark performance?! 🔥
Your mid-week reminder to take some time for yourself. You deserve. #EssenceFest
We still can’t get over the multitude of lewks that were served at Fashion House 😍 #EssenceFest 📷: Greg Miles
If you don’t think about head wraps as part of your beauty look, then you might want to think again. #EssenceFest (📷: @thesjwalker)
For the first 15 years, Maze and Frankie Beverly closed out #EssenceFest so it’s only right they did it for the 25th Anniversary! Thank you to the performers, speakers, guests, crew, and everyone in between but an even bigger thank you to all of you for showing up, showing out, and making this year’s Essence Festival another one for the books. Until next year y’all! (📷: @gregnoire)
When form meets function 👌🏿. This #EssenceFest ’fit is perfect for grabbing an Instagram worthy shot and staying cool in NOLA’s high temperatures. Well done, sis!
Turn up & get down in the Super Lounge 💃🏾. Download the #EssenceFest app for times.
Presidential hopeful @corybooker knows #EssenceFest is a party with a purpose. (📷: @corybooker )
Show them how it's done, mama! @letoyaluckett is killing #EssenceFest with her day 2 fit. (📷: @mo_storyteller )
We couldn't have said it better ourselves. #essencefest
Our Fashion House is equal parts style and substance. #EssenceFest
No cap. 🧢 Catch @elainewelteroth at the #FashionHouse talking about her memoir. #EssenceFest
”After the party it’s the after party.”🎵 Or if you're at Festival it’s #EssenceFest After Dark.
We’ve seen some fly ladies out there. The streets are hot and these ladies are even hotter #hotgirlsummer #essencefest 🔥🔥🔥
@keshiaknightpulliam might just have the world's cutest sous-chef 💓. Hit the 🔗 in our bio for more on this mommy & me #EssenceFest #EssenceEats moment. (📷: @keshiaknightpulliam )
Hair done. ✨ How are your stars aligning through this humidity? #EssenceFest
Came through drippin 💅🏾💦 Some of our fav looks from your favorite influencers. - Tag us in your pics using #EssenceFest for a chance to be featured on the feed!!
Nobody does food like New Orleans! 🤤 Passport25 gives you exclusive access to perks at some of the finest Black-Owned Restaurants throughout the city all #EssenceFest weekend. 🙌🏾 Visit the #EssenceEats section in our bio link to get your passport now! (📷: @barrowscatfish)
The Superdome is imposing a clear bag rule that will prohibit any bag that isn’t clear and 12” x 6” x 12” in size from entering the building unless it is a small clutch bag no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”. Get your #EssenceFest approved bag now at shop.essence.com!
Raise your hand if you’re ready to be surrounded by nothing but beautiful Black women! 🙋🏾♀️ #EssenceFest is almost here! (📷:JR Thomason)
Happy birthday, @missymisdemeanorelliott! Your influence in today’s music industry does not go unnoticed. 💜 Y'all ready for Missy to hit the main stage?!
If you ain't know, now you know! Catch @BigFreedia all weekend long at #EssenceFest. From Essence in the Park to Essence After Dark, the Superdome to Essence Eats, you don't want to miss the Queen of Bounce!
🚨ALERT! 🚨 The Superdome is imposing a clear bag rule for #EssenceFest this year, but don't worry we got you! Check out shop.essence.com for 3 ESSENCE bags that adhere to each and every rule. See you in NOLA!
#EssenceFest is right around the corner! ⏰ What are some essentials you're packing in your #EssenceFest bag?
Are you ready to feed your inner beauty junkie at #EssenceFest? 💄From photo activations to an #EssenceCarnival tote bag and more, our General Admission Plus ticket gives you access to an exclusive experience at #EssenceCarnival. See you in NOLA!
"I think a lot of people are getting back to that real, honest music. That’s what R&B is. It’s raw." #EssenceFest Mainstage performer @hermusicofficial is our new digital cover star! ❤️ Be sure to check her out in NOLA!
Coming to the Power Stage, rapper-actor-author and all around bae, @Common! Join us for a range of empowering conversations with today’s most influential voices as we tackle key issues around politics, love & family, community & activism, wealth & more. Register now on our #EssenceFest app!
The year’s biggest celebration of all things Black beauty is returning to #EssenceFest! If you’re looking for the ultimate VIP Beauty Carnival experience, a VIP ticket purchase unlocks exclusive access to meet & greets, a tote bag full of must-have products, a VIP suite with complimentary sips and lite bites, glow up stations and more. For more information, visit our bio link! #EssenceCarnival
“I would describe my designs as Black-onizing luxury fashion, because it wasn’t meant for us. But now they come to us so that we can show them what it really should look like!” - @dapperdanharlem, #EssenceFest 2018 🙌🏾 Celebrate all things BLACK fashion with us, @dapperdanharlem, @quincy, @juneambrose, @bevysmith and more at Fashion House, a cutting-edge curation of runway shows, trunks shows, and pop up shops during #EssenceFest.
Our ESSENCE After Dark series has you covered ALL weekend LONG! Our #EssenceFest fam @kidfury and @crissle are returning to NOLA with their hit podcast @thisistheread AND we are so excited to bring you the #DeadAssPodcast with @khadeeniam and @iamdevale live for the first time ever at #EssenceFest!
🗣 It’s here!! The #EssenceFest app is your guide to the entire weekend. Download today to customize your experience with just the press of a button. 📲
Y’all thought we were finished? Nope! @eppsie and friends are coming to #EssenceFest and bringing you ALL the laughs! 😂 Grab you tix at our bio link now.
@kymwhitley‘s in the house! 🙌🏽 And she’s bringing one of the FIRST ever comedy specials to #EssenceFest. We’ve got a HERlarious line up featuring our girls @sherrieshepherd, @kimcoles, @jesshilarious_official, and @melaniecomarcho! Tap the link in bio for tix and get ready to laugh until it hurts 😂
Do you have what it takes to be NEW & NEXT? We’re looking for the next generation of hit makers 👀 Post a 1-minute video of yourself singing an original song using the hashtags, #iamnewandnext and #contest for your chance to perform on Center Stage at the 2019 #EssenceFest! Tap our bio link for more info.
That's right! Your Saturday night concert ticket INCLUDES @michelleobama’s dynamic conversation - no separate ticket required. Get your tickets now at essencefestival.com.