Buy Tickets Now for the 2010 ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL Taking Place July 2, 3 and 4 in New Orleans!

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Buy Tickets Now for the 2010 ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL Taking Place July 2, 3 and 4 in New Orleans!

 

SPECIAL WEEKEND TICKET PACKAGES AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 18TH TO COMMEMORATE ESSENCE MAGAZINE’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY

TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ — It’s time to
buy your tickets for the only place to be July 4th weekend! Tickets go
on sale today for the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL, which returns to New Orleans July 2, 3 and 4, 2010.
This year, the ultimate destination for entertainment, empowerment,
culture and community celebrated its 15th anniversary with a
record-breaking 428,000 attendees. Next year, in honor of the 40th
anniversary of ESSENCE Magazine, the annual weekend of entertainment
and inspiration promises to be better than ever, and will feature
special weekend ticket packages ranging from $159-$3000 to commemorate
the magazine’s milestone year. The packages are as follows:

PLATINUM VIP FESTIVAL WEEKEND PACKAGE:

  • Party with Festival performers and celebrities
    • Center stage seating in first 10 rows on the Louisiana Superdome floor
    • All-Access Pass to the Platinum VIP Club (next to the ESSENCE Main Stage) featuring full buffet and complimentary bar service
    • VIP parking pass at the Louisiana Superdome
    • VIP seating at the Empowerment Seminars in the Convention Center
    • Complimentary commemorative 2010 Festival T-shirt
    • Complimentary one-year subscription to ESSENCE magazine
    • Automatic Festival updates with the Festival newsletter and mobile text alerts

GOLD PLUS WEEKEND PACKAGE:

  • Get great center stage floor seats
    • Complimentary commemorative 2010 Festival T-shirt
    • Complimentary one-year subscription to ESSENCE magazine
    • Automatic Festival updates with the Festival newsletter and mobile text alerts and more

GET $40 OFF WEEKEND TICKETS:

  • In
    celebration of ESSENCE magazine’s 40th anniversary, ESSENCE is offering
    $40 off weekend package tickets purchased in the next 40 days (through December 18th) at the Plaza and Loge levels.

“The
success of this year’s ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL has been overwhelming,
with 428,000 attendees this past Fourth of July weekend,” said Michelle
Ebanks, president, Essence Communications Inc. “We are so grateful to
our loyal audience for their support in making this happen. That is
why, in honor of the 40th anniversary of ESSENCE magazine, we are
offering our special weekend ticket packages for our most valued
patrons. It is our way of saying thank you for their years of
unwavering dedication to the ESSENCE brand.”

Ticket
packages are available for a limited time, so order now! For additional
information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest news
about the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL, visit www.essence.com.

With
some of the biggest names in entertainment and the nation’s most
influential speakers, artists, authors and leaders, the ESSENCE MUSIC
FESTIVAL is the nation’s largest annual gathering of African-American
music and culture. What began in 1995 as a one-time event to celebrate
the 25th Anniversary of ESSENCE magazine has now grown into one of the
country’s “Top 10 Leading Brand Events” by Advertising Age.

In
its 15-year history, the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL has featured an array
of performers including Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan,
Destiny’s Child, Earth, Wind & Fire, Gladys Knight, LL Cool J,
Jamie Foxx, John Legend, Kanye West, The Isley Brothers, Lionel Richie,
Luther Vandross, Mary J. Blige, The O’Jays, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Toni
Braxton, Patti LaBelle and Yolanda Adams.

The
2010 ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL is executive produced by Essence Festivals
LLC and produced by Rehage Entertainment. Essence Festivals LLC is a
division of Essence Communications Inc. (ECI).

ABOUT ESSENCE COMMUNICATIONS INC.:

Essence
Communications Inc. (ECI) is the number one media and communications
company dedicated to African-American women. With a multi-platform
presence in publishing, live events, and online, the Essence brand is
“Where Black Women Come First”. The company’s flagship publication,
ESSENCE magazine, is the preeminent lifestyle magazine for
African-American women; generating brand extensions such as the Essence
Music Festival, Women Who Are Shaping the World Leadership Summit,
Window on Our Women (WOW I, II & III) and Smart Beauty I, II &
III consumer insights, the Essence Book Club, Essence.com, and ventures
in digital media (mobile, television and VOD) via Essence Studios. For
39 years, ESSENCE magazine, which has a readership of 8.5 million, has
been the leading source of cutting-edge information relating to every
area of African-American women’s lives.

Additional information about ECI and ESSENCE is available at essence.com.

Essence Communications Inc.

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