2017 Essence Festival Lineup: Diana Ross, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Solange Knowles

Essence is already setting the stage for their 2017 Essence Festival by announcing a stellar lineup for their 23rd annual music festival.

For the first time ever, the incomparable Diana Ross will be performing along with Mary J. Blige, John Legend, and Solange Knowles!

We’ll be heading to New Orleans to celebrate our 23rd festival in NOLA this July and per usual, some of the biggest names in music are coming along for the ride. This year’s main stage is bringing an eclectic mix of talent with a little of something for everyone, including a first-time performance from the iconic Diana Ross.

“My Path to Strength” — a night of girl power and soul curated by Mary J. Blige — is an evening of performances by some of her favorite women in music, including Chaka Khan, Jazmine Sullivan and Erykah Badu. Solange, John Legend and India Arie also return the main stage, plus, we’ll get a taste of hip-hop’s golden era from NOLA’s own Master P.

Click here for the FULL LINEUP!

Okay…who’s carpooling?