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The Essence Festival is a music and cultural festival held annually in New Orleans, Louisiana. The festival was first held in 1995 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence magazine. However, due to its popularity and success, the festival has since become an annual event and has grown to become one of the largest cultural festivals in the United States.

Famous For:
Essence Festival is famous for celebrating African-American culture and is dedicated to showcasing and promoting black artists, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.

Creation Purpose:
The festival is dedicated to celebrating and empowering black women, promoting diversity and inclusivity, and supporting social and charitable initiatives that serve the black community.

Fun Facts:
The festival typically takes place over a long weekend in July and attracts tens of thousands of attendees from all over the world.

The festival has featured some of the biggest names in music, including Beyoncé, Prince, Mary J. Blige, and Stevie Wonder, among others.

The festival has also expanded to include international events, including Essence Fest Durban in South Africa and Essence Fest London in the United Kingdom.

Impact on the Music Industry:
The festival has a significant economic impact on the music industry, as well as the city of New Orleans, where it is held. The festival generates millions of dollars in revenue and supports local businesses and jobs.

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Essence Festival 2024 at a glance

When did Essence Festival 2024 take place?

Festival was scheduled from 04 Jul to 07 Jul 2024 (3 day(s)).

Where was Essence Festival 2024 held?

Essence Festival takes place in New Orleans, United States. Here is the full address of the festival: Mercedes-Benz Superdome; New Orleans, Louisiana

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