Additions to Line-Up: Jennifer Hudson Debuts, Chaka Khan Returns and New
Edition Reunites to Celebrate the Roots of R&B
KEM, MIGUEL, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, DOUG
E. FRESH, MARSHA AMBROSIUS, MAVIS STAPLES, ERIC BENET, BRIAN COURTNEY
WILSON, TRIN-I-TEE 5:7, AND MORE ADDED TO ANNUAL WEEKEND-LONG EXPERIENCE
JULY 1, 2, 3 IN NEW ORLEANS
NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-platinum superstar Jennifer Hudson will make her debut Festival performance, joined by R&B/Funk icon Chaka Khan and the reunion of New Edition at the 2011 ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL celebrating the “Roots of R&B” July 1, 2 and 3 in New Orleans. In addition, Kem, Miguel, Naughty By Nature, Doug E. Fresh, Marsha Ambrosius, Mavis Staples, Eric Benet, Vanessa BellArmstrong, Trin-i-tee 5:7 and Brian Courtney Wilson have been added to the previously announced line-up, which includes Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, Boyz II Men, Fantasia, George Clinton, Macy Gray and more. To continue, please click “MORE”!