ESSENCE FESTIVAL® ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED CELEBRITY LINE-UP FOR DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT ALL-ACCESS EXPERIENCE

(NEW YORK, NY) June 26, 2018—ESSENCE brings Hollywood to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend with its Entertainment All-Access (EAA) experience during the 2018 ESSENCE Festival® Presented by Coca-Cola. Alongside the already star-studded weekend lineup, EAA will give Festival attendees exclusive celebrity access—including advanced movie screenings, celeb panel discussions, cast meet & greets, talk backs, performances on ESSENCE Centerstage and so much more. Free and open to the public, EAA will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center July 6-8. See below for a snapshot of what Festivalgoers can expect this year:

FRIDAY, JULY 6—SUNDAY, JULY 8: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center:
*In alphabetical order
Amandla Stenberg
Barry Jenkins
Bobby Brown
Gabrielle Dennis
George Tillman, Jr.
Jenn Lyon
Joseph Sikora
Kiki Layne
Lena Waithe
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Naturi Naughton
Ne-Yo
Niecy Nash
Regina Hall
Regina King
Rotimi
Russell Hornsby
Ruth Carter
Stephan James
Sybrina Fulton

Symone Sanders
Tracy Martin
Woody McClain
Y’lan Noel
Yvonne OrjiJoin the Festival community by following us on Twitter, @essencefest #EssenceFest and become a fan of 2018 ESSENCE Festival® on Facebook. For more information about ticket sales and accommodations and for the latest news about the ESSENCE Festival®, visit www.essencefestival.com.
The ESSENCE Festival® is executive produced by ESSENCE Festivals LLC, a division of ESSENCE Communications Inc., and is produced by Solomon Group. Sponsors of the 2018 ESSENCE Festival® in New Orleans include presenting sponsor Coca-Cola and major sponsors AT&T, Ford, McDonald’s, State Farm and Walmart.