I love the ESSENCE Music Festival! I have been attending for the last 15 years! I always bring someone new to the festival and they always-always have the best time of their lives. I love the concerts on the both the main stage and super lounges. I love the freebies! One year Prince gave out free CDs of his then upcoming album! My favorite ESSENCE Music Festival memory was when I invited seven ladies from Panama City to come with me and even though it was a challenge, it turned out fantastic! We reserved a suite and when it time to get dress, we would pull straws! We helped each other with make-up, getting dressed, swapped accessories,then we partied, ate, drinked, celebrated, got lost in New Orleans. All in all they had so much fun.
The convention center and surrounding areas are so much fun to. The food, drinks (snowballs, daiquiris, entertainment, shopping, people, events, concerts, just the city itself is the place to be and I wouldn’t trade it for nothing in the world! I am so looking for to this year’s event.