ESSENCE announced today that French Montana, Lil’ Kim, MASE and Faith Evans will join Puff Daddy in New Orleans on Sunday, July 3rd for the 2016 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola. The exclusive closing performance will wrap up the extended 4th of July weekend of entertainment featuring Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey, Maxwell, Common, New Edition, Jeremih, Ciara and Andra Day, among many others.

More than 40 acts will perform across five stages in the Superdome throughout the weekend—on the Festival’s renowned Mainstage and in the intimate Superlounges.

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Sponsors of the 2016 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans include presenting sponsor Coca-Cola, major sponsors Ford, McDonald’s, State Farm, Verizon, Walmart and official Beauty & Style Sponsor ESSENCE Beauty Box.

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