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Boss Summit Takes EssenceFest 2024

Updated: 6 days ago

Essence 30th Festival, commonly known as EssenceFest, is an annual music festival that celebrates African American culture and music. The festival is organized by Essence Communications, a media company that primarily targets BIPOC women. The fun and excitement starts July 4th through 8th.

Held in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Essence Festival started in 1995 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence, a magazine geared towards black and brown women. Due to its success and popularity, the Essence Festival became an annual event. Over the years, it has grown into one of the largest cultural events in the United States celebrating African American music, culture, and empowerment.

The Essence Festival typically spans a weekend and features a mix of musical performances, empowerment seminars, cultural showcases, and community events. The festival brings together a diverse lineup of musical acts, including R&B, hip-hop, jazz and gospel artists. The festival takes place in various venues across the city, with the Louisiana Superdome (now known as the Caesars Superdome) serving as the main stage for headline musical performances.

This is why Boss Summit is super excited to be attending alongside many of our networking sisters.

Quite a few were hired to work EssenceFest through some very prestigious companies. We are super excited for Ohavia Phillips a MEDIA maven, host and founder of cOHllab cOHmmunity, an interactive community with the goal to celebrate business owners and creatives, she will hosting PROCON X Media Girls Network on Saturday, July 6th, Erica Moncrief, CEO of Views and Company working alongside L'Oreal Paris for BeautyCon. Markela Tarrance, working her social media content skills for Mielle Organics now owned by Proctor & Gamble and Edna McCants, who will be interviewed by Anchorwoman Brittany Verner on Channel 6, NBC affiliate WDSU-TV, local news in New Orleans, highlighting herself and her company "The Soul Of Me". The women of Boss Summit are doing some making major power moves and we are here to support it all.

In addition to music, the Essence Festival also features empowerment seminars and workshops that cover a wide range of topics, including health, relationships, career development, and social issues affecting the black community. The Essence Festival attracts a diverse audience, including celebrities, influencers, and politicians. Over the years, the festival has welcomed prominent figures from various industries who participate in panel discussions, performances, and other events. Essence Festival has had a significant impact on promoting black urban culture, music, and empowerment.

Essence Festival continues to be a prominent culturally, attracting thousands of attendees from around the country each year. The festival's focus on celebrating the urban culture, music, and empowerment has made it a beloved and iconic event within the community.

The Essence Festival, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, usually features performances by top African-American artists, empowerment seminars, beauty and fashion expos, and more. It is a significant event that brings together people to celebrate and honor African-American culture and achievements.

For the most current information about the Essence Festival and its 30th edition,

I recommend checking the official Essence Festival website. If you are attending we hope to see you there.

Stay tuned for our social media stories with all the highlights. Don't forget to go to for more information about attending the next Boss Summit in March 2025.



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