The 2017 ESSENCE Festival announced their star-studded lineup at the tail end of last year and now they're upping the ante with an evening dedicated solely to women. For the first time ever, during this year's Fourth of July weekend at the Louisiana Superdome, festival goers can enjoy an all-female roster of acts both on the Main Stage and smaller Superlounges. Inspired by festival headliner Mary J. Blige, and her highly anticipated album Strength of A Woman, the evening entitled "My Path to Strength" will feature all women performers including newly announced musical acts Jill Scott, Monica, Jhené Aiko, Remy Ma, Ari Lennox and many more.
On the Mainstage, you'll find Mary headlining with Jill, Monica, Ari, Jazmine Sullivan, Monica, Chaka Khan performing as well and in the Superlounges, you'll get to see Jhené, Lalah Hathaway, Lizzo, Michel'le, PJ, Remy Ma, Teyana Taylor and The Jones Girls Featuring Shirley Jones. If you're down to bask in the glory and power of women, celebrate sisterhood and experience the rest of the ESSENCE Festival weekend, then plan your Girls Trip now. ESSENCE Festival ticket packages are currently on sale and starting at $126. For more information of performances, seminars and workshops, visit the ESSENCE Festival's website for more information and get ready for another iconic weekend in New Orleans.