Former First lady Michelle Obama will be this year’s headliner of the Essence Festival. This is the Festival’s 25th anniversary that annually takes place in New Orleans.
Essence magazine announced the new edition to this year’s line up in a statement.
“We are indescribably thrilled and honored to have ‘Forever First Lady’ Michelle Obama as a part of our 25th Anniversary Essence Festival, which will mark our most exciting and extensive programming to date”, stated Essence Communications CEO Michelle Ebanks.
This year’s Essence Fest will take place July 4th- 7th.