The ins and outs of the 19th annual, four-day, eight-stage celebration of the biggest and best in black music in New Orleans.

GETTING THERE

It's always best to go late at night and get there in the early, early morning, so you're not sweating while pulling up to the hotel. -Holly Carter, CEO, ­artist manager/producer, Releve Entertainment

 

STAY HERE

I feel like people are having the most fun at the W Hotel [whotelsnew­orleans.com]; in the lobby there's a party all the time. -Emil Wilbekin, editor at large, Essence

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