Janet Jackson Returns As Essence Fest 2024 Headliner

Janet Jackson
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JULY 02: Janet Jackson (C) performs onstage during the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture at the Louisiana Superdome on July 2, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Essence)

Janet Jackson is returning to New Orleans for the fourth time.

For it’s 30th anniversary, the Essence Festival of Culture tapped Ms.Jackson to headline their annual extravaganza. The event takes place July 4-7

This year’s line up will also feature a showcase of Birdman & Friends, which will honor 30 years of Cash Money Millionaires. 

In a statement, Essence shared “Let’s step behind the Velvet Rope and introduce a name that needs no introduction. Our 30th Celebration of ESSENCE Fest centers around the legacy of US.”

The post continued, “There is no one better than the History Maker that goes by the name of Janet Jackson. Read the receipts below:

– The #1 ESSENCE Fest Ticket Seller of All-Time
– The Highest Grossing Single Night at ESSENCE Fest
– 5 Grammy Awards
– 11 American Music Awards”

Essence Fest is only one stop for Jackson’s jam-packed summer schedule. The 57-year embarked on her “Together Again” tour in 2023 and will hop back on the road this summer with 35 stops. The “Together Again 2024” tour builds on the success of the 2023 run, the icon’s highest selling trek of her career which featured 36 sold out shows and received rave reviews from fans and press. The 2024 run summer leg will feature Nelly as a special guest.

Tickets are available at Essence.com/Festival.