Wanna Go to the Essence Music Festival? Here’s How!

I’ve always wanted to attend the Essence Music Festival. There’s no other concert or event like it and the roster gets hotter and bigger each year! I love that there’s a mix of legends, heavyweights, and new comers alike, all in one place to celebrate the essence (pun intended) and the beauty of what Black American culture has to offer.

Just a FEW of the names on this year’s lineup include:

Aretha Franklin
Mary J. Blige
Keyshia Cole
Kevin Hart
Vivian Green
Bridget Kelly
Dru Hill
Kindred Family Soul

And might I add that D’Angelo was just added.

Um…yes, please!

Wanna go? Of course you do! Here’s how you can:

The folks at State Farm have teamed up with Essence to provide a fun opportunity for one lucky winner and two friends to attend the festival this summer (July 6 – 8 in New Orleans, LA).

Do you have a unique sense of style that is all your own?

If so, then get ready to show it off!

Submit a photo showcasing your style sense to enter the State Farm Celebrate Your Unique Style Contest!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • 3 Round Trip tickets to the Essence Music Festival
  • 4 Days/3 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • $500 Style Makeover
  • A chance to show your makeover on the Essence.com live stage and online!
  • Floor seat tickets to all 3 concerts!

To participate in the “Celebrate Your Unique Style Contest” contest submit your photo HERE.

The contest begins May 7th and will run until June 7th.

Good luck, ladies!



  • I’ve always wanted to go. I don’t think my style ( erryday maxi dresses lol) is all that unique but I’ll enter anyway!

    May 10, 2012
    • Amber

      You know I love me some maxi dresses, too! My style is far from unique, but I think I might enter myself…you just never know!

      May 10, 2012
  • I want to go!!! LEt me plan an outfit and get on this!!! LOL

    May 13, 2012

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