While Essence Fest was launched back in ’95 to commemorate 25 years of Essence magazine, things are coming full circle in 2019 as Essence Fest is celebrating its own 25th anniversary. Making sure its a party to remember, Nas, Pharrell, Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, H.E.R., Timbaland, Anthony Hamilton, Teyana Taylor, Jermaine Dupri, Musiq Soulchild and more will all be hitting the mainstage.

Meanwhile, the superlounges will feature performances from legends and newcomers alike including Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Ma$e, Ginuwine, City Girls, Jacquees, Scarface, Biz Markie, Elle Varner and Normani. The 2019 Essence Fest takes place in New Orleans between July 4 and 7. Get your tickets here.

Check out the lineup below…

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