Essence Festival 2015 Schedule… Including Kevin Hart & Kendrick Lamar

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Thursday, July 2 – What Now? Tour featuring Kevin Hart. Other Mainstage performers: Trey Songz and Lecrae.

Friday, July 3 – Mainstage: Charlie Wilson, India.Arie, Kem, plus the soon-to-be announced return of a New Orleans fan favorite. Superlounges: Adrian Marcel, Avery*Sunshine, Doug E. Fresh, Goapele, Kelly Price, Kindred the Family Soul, Luenell, Nico & Vinz and Slick Rick.

Saturday, July 4 – Mainstage: Usher, Missy Elliott, Erykah Badu, Common, Beenie Man & The Zagga Zow Band. Superlounges: The Bangas, Bilal, Elle Varner, Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily’s D+Evolution, Kool Moe Dee, Mali Music, Mystikal, Raheem DeVaughn, Sevyn Streeter, Tank and Tonya Boyd-Cannon.

Sunday, July 5 – Mainstage: Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Floetry. Superlounges: Andra Day, Dee-1, Dumpstaphunk, Eric Roberson, Jeff Bradshaw, Lianne La Havas, Mase, Robert Glasper, SZA, Teedra Moses and Tweet.

Nephew Tommy from the Steve Harvey Morning Show will return as the Mainstage host with Doug E. Fresh providing special DJ moments. Single-day tickets go on sale today (

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