Covid-19 Affects The 2020 Essence Festival…Pushing It Back Until 2021


*sigh* We had a feeling that this was coming, but was hoping that it really wouldn’t come to fruition. The festival that many R&B and adult contemporary music fans flock to, including us, have just put the brakes on their 2020 event. It’s officially a wrap for this year’s Essence Festival.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell bravely recommended yesterday that no large events take place in New Orleans in 2020, and ESSENCE fully supports that decision.

At the original onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in American, the organizers of the “party with a purpose” had made plans to push the event originally slated for July 4th weekend, back until the fall 2020, which we were totally fine with, but now we have to wait a full year to bring you some great content from this celebrated event.

For anyone who is concerned about what’s going to happen with the tickets that they had already purchased for the concerts, if you purchased tickets for the 2020 Essence Festival through Ticketmaster your refund will be processed automatically within 30 days.

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