Singers Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and Fantasia have just been named as headliners for this year’s Essence Music Festival. Set to take place from July 1st to July 3rd, the 17th annual event has become a staple for R n’ B acts, old and new.
Last year Janet shattered an attendance record of 72,000 set by Beyonce the previous year. With 72,668 fans taking in Jackson’s show, officials are said to be trying to break their own record.
More acts are expected to be announced in coming weeks. Tickets can be purchased now.