Beyonce Headlines Essence Music Festival

Published: 2006-12-04
R&B star Beyonce is set to perform at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.

The city of New Orleans got a boost when festival officials decided to return the festival to its home, after a relocation to Houston. The festival moved to Houston due to the damage and devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Beyonce will take to the stage on July 6. The festival, now in its 13th year, is a celebration of African-American culture and music. This will be Beyonce's first time performing at the event as a solo artist.

"I have performed at the Essence Festival with Destiny's Child and remember it as one of our best concerts. I am so honored to perform at the Essence Festival as a solo act upon its return to New Orleans, post Katrina," she said.

"Essence has been a true believer in the rich heritage of this amazing city and its wonderful people. My family's roots are deep in this area so this will be a wonderful reunion for us as well."

Essence runs from July 5 to 7, 2007.

Writer: Meghan Wubs



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