Event set for July 1-3 in New Orleans.

The 11th Essence Festival, set for July 1-3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, will feature Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Jeffrey Osborne, Regina Belle, Mint Condition, Talib Kweli, Floetry and Vivian Green, with other artists TBA.

Essence fest is the premier R&B fest in the country. Nicole Wright is producer/GM for the Essence festival, which is produced in conjunction with Festival Productions, Inc., producers of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.