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The Essence Festival 2017 lineup is here and it’s pretty unbelievable.

This July, Essence will celebrate its 23rd fest in New Orleans and as always, many of music’s biggest and baddest will be in the building. “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,” the publication announced. Not to mention, Solange, John Legend, and India.Arie are also set to hit the main stage for what will surely turn out to be a once in a lifetime experience.

To top it off, Mary J. Blige will be hosting a “night of girl power and soul” that Essence is calling “My Path to Strength.” It’ll be a night of performances from some of our favorite women in music, including the one and only Chaka Khan, Jazmine Sullivan, and the unforgettable Erykah Badu. In other words, you don’t want to miss this!

Head over to Essence for updates and more information on the festivities. We hope to see you there.

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