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Music, Beyoncé and more for families at Essence Fest

NEW ORLEANS–The 19th annual Essence Festival, held July 4-7, is more than three days of concerts at the New Orleans’ Superdome. The largest African-American gathering in the nation will offer a daily palette of workshops, speakers, career opportunities, fun activities, free promotional gifts, exhibits and celebrity appearances for all at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and throughout the city. There will also be a food court like no other at the center, with the most delicious display of homemade appetizing dishes set at affordable prices.