3rd Annual Variety's Power Of Women Event Presented By Lifetime - Arrivals

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The 2019 Essence Festival will feature headlining performances by Mary J. Blige and rappers NAS, Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri and Missy Elliott as Essence Magazine’s “party with a purpose” turns 25 this year.

Festival producers announced a lineup listing more than 80 artists for the event held during the July Fourth weekend in New Orleans, hosted by comedienne and talk show host Loni Love

Frankie Beverly will also be honored for his lifetime contribution to music.