Essence has announced the return of the ESSENCE Festival of Culture, taking place June 30 – July 3rd 2022 in New Orleans under the theme, “It’s The Black Joy For Me.” Headliners include Janet Jackson, Ghostface Killah, Nicki Minaj, Wizkid, New Edition, and more.

Other performers include TEMS, Beenie Man, Mickey Guyton, Method Man, Raekwon, Patti Labelle, Stephanie Mills, City Girls, The Roots, D Nice, The Isley Brothers, Summer Walker, and Jazmine Sullivan. Kevin Hart will kick off the weekend on Thursday, June 30 with a show at the Smoothie King Center.

Hailed as the Super Bowl of culture and the ultimate multi-generational experience, Essence also recently the Festival’s nightly Superdome schedule, with each night welcoming some of the biggest names in entertainment to the stage. Single-night tickets are now available.