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Nobody does it like New Orleans and Essence knows how to turn the party up in our city! Mega Stars Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, and Diana Ross created an electric atmosphere at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on the mainstage. Thousands of fans cheered the night away as the artists sang their favorite songs. Photos / Gilbert Anderson For more exclusive content download our free mobile app. It is available for all Android and Apple devices. Search for Black Boot in your app store.

Behind the scenes at the Earnest Morial Convention Center is an area called “Radio Row”. It’s where radio stations from all over the world set up to interview celebrities and broadcast live from Essence Music Festival to their listeners back home. Each year, we partner with a Louisiana station to have an inside look at Radio Row. This year, Lafayette’s Z105.9 welcomed Black Boot to their table. Our Lafayette liason, Joe Dupree, who is also the morning personality for Z105.9 was more than delighted to partner with us. Black Boot photogapher, Gilbert Anderson, shadowed Mr. Dupree all weekend. Dupree was…

Stars came from all over the country to support one of the only family oriented events during Essence Weekend in New Orleans. The 3rd Annual Essence Family Fellowship also welcomed Black College delegates. To attract more youth, the event embraced the theme, “Summer Lit Fest”. The event is orchestrated each year by Metro Assembly of Faith Church in New Orleans to provide a positive family atmosphere which targets youth for Essence Music Festival Weekend. “Most of the events during Essence are adult driven. Other than the Convention Center there isn’t much for youth. We saw a void in the weekend…

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