For almost the past two decades, July 4th has not only marked Independence Day in the US, but it has also signaled the mass exodus of music, entertainment and culture lovers to the city of New Orleans, Louisiana for the ESSENCE Music Festival. This July 4th weekend will be no different with the newly renamed ESSENCE Festival taking over NOLA once again. The star-studded, talent-filled, four-day fest runs from Thursday to Sunday, July 7th and a who's who in R&B, soul and hip hop is scheduled to take the Mercedes-Benz Superdome main stage and perform in the superlounges. New Orleans is gonna be jumping and jamming, and SoulBounce will be there for the first time to soak it all in. To celebrate our first year covering the ESSENCE Festival live from NOLA we've teamed up with American Pop who have given us a pair of tickets to give away to the festivities occurring on Saturday, July 6th. Performers that night include New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole and Solange on the main stage and a rack of talent in the superlounges including Faith Evans, Bridget Kelly, Big Daddy Kane, PJ Morton, Jody Watley, Leela James, Avery Sunshine and Deep Cotton, Roman GianArthur and Bilal in a superlounge curated by Janelle Monáe for Cover Girl. If you know like I know and live in the New Orleans area but have yet to secure your tickets to the big concert on Saturday, July 6th, then now is your chance to try your luck by entering to win after the bounce.
To enter the SoulBounce/American Pop ESSENCE Festival Concert Ticket Giveaway: