The first time Arthur and Desiree Spencer visited for Essence Festival, they paid...
The first time Arthur and Desiree Spencer visited for Essence Festival, they paid little attention to the activities beyond the nightly concerts. Now a family of five, the Spencers discovered the economical way to enjoy all that the festival has to offer.
Arthur: Earlier today we watched an Essence Empowerment Experience session with Dr. Steve Perry that was very inspiration. Things like that were available to us and we never even knew.
Desiree: We totally missed this entire other side. And the best part about the sessions is that they're free and when you're on a budget, every bit counts and we still get a chance to experience New Orleans culture as well.