I recently traveled to New Orleans, LA to attend the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola. This festival attracted more than 470,000 attendees for its annual cultural celebration featuring more than 200 performing artists and speakers which included Diana Ross, Chance The Rapper, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Master P., Solange and many more. Recognized as one of the country’s largest live events, the annual 4-day Festival featured entertainment, empowerment, and cultural experiences during the day and a state-of-the-art concert series with the world’s best performers each night.
More than 100 speakers, authors, leaders and celebrities participated in the Festival’s free daytime experience –including a first-ever appearance by Halle Berry, among others. The event drew packed crowds and I had such an amazing time experiencing and enjoying the festivities!