Every year New Orleans hosts the Essence Music Festival and tens of thousands of people attend. A few months before each festival starts, Essence releases its amazing lineup. Each year the lineup gets better and better and this year is no exception. On July the 3rd-5th, artists will be performing on two stages. This year, the show will be hosted by Loni Love from The Real. Music will be by D-Nice who is a well-known DJ. He is most known for being the person who discovered Kid Rock.