Essence Festival Postponed  

Just two weeks after announcing a 2020 concert line-up that included “80 of the World’s greatest Performers” Essence Communications, Inc. followed up with an announcement they’re postponing the popular annual festival. 

“Based on developments over the past couple of weeks, including updates from our city and health partners, we are officially announcing that we will move the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture closer to the fall,” said organizers in an announcement on their website. 

“We are already moving forward with identifying and securing alternate dates and will be prepared to announce those shortly,” the Festival announcement continued.  “We are excited to share that previously announced talent will remain in our line-up for the postponed dates, and we will honor all tickets sold for prior scheduled performances.”

The strong Festival Concert line-up announced in Mid-March included:  Headliners Buno Mars and Janet Jackson.  Some of the other 80 great individual and group performers included:  Estelle, Ari Lennox, Patti Labelle, JamesDavis, Stokley, Janelle Monae’, Raphael Saadiq, Tamia and Doug E. Fresh, just to name a few. 

For updates, go to

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *