I think we all pretty much hated for the 2015 Essence Music Festival to come to an end on Sunday, but since we know that all good things must come to one, Essence decided on going with the BIG BANG to close out their 21st Anniversary Celebration. N.O. native group Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, & industry royalty Mary J Blige, & Kendrick Lamar were all on deck to close out one of music’s biggest festivals of the year. Kudos to Mary for the outfit changes and for making us feel like we were rocking to 90’s MJB.
Congratulations to Essence Magazine, & the powerhouse team BEhind the festival, for breaking new attendance numBErs this year & for your continued success & blessings on future festivals. Thank you for allowing BE Magazine to come and BE a part of your special event.
If you didn’t make this year’s Essence Music Festival, I’d advise you to get an early jump on your plans for #EssenceFest 2016. Each year seems to get bigger and BEtter & you don’t want to miss out on hot acts like the ones BElow…
Photos by BE Magazine’s Administrative Director Sandy “Suga” StewartTweet