Essence Festival Team

Prince. Beyonce. Mary J. Blige. We’re the team behind the legendary performers who rock our Essence Music Festival stage, located in the heart of New Orleans.

We come to work to build and refine a vision.

Essence Festival: What We Do

We’re a visual group that’s obsessed with details. Our team is right and left-brained. We look at the big picture (Will our audience love this?) while staying laser-focused on the details that make an event experience (What partnerships and sponsors do we need to support this?). On any given day, we work to:

  • Finalize partnerships
  • Negotiate talent contracts
  • Schedule performer interviews
  • Host a sponsor activation call
We collaborate to think through creating a multi-faceted experience that’s live (onstage), on social (@essencefest) and on your phone (our Festival app).