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Fourth of July weekend just got a little sweeter. The lineup for the 2019 ESSENCE Festival was just released and it’s definitely one you don’t want to miss! Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige will be headlining, but there will also be performances by H.E.R., City Girls, Ginuwine, Jacquees, LedisiNormani, Queen Naija, Teyana Taylor, Timbaland, and more. Oh, and we can’t forget about Loni Love, who will be holding down the main stage as a host.

Social media doesn’t have to tell you that if you’re not there, you’re missing out, sis! Just watch the movie “Girls Trip,” and it’ll have you wanting to book your ticket, like yesterday. Grab your best friends and make it a trip to remember. This year is extra special because this celebration of black culture is turning a quarter of a century old!

Some highlights that will be happening are special performances celebrating the 25th anniversary of MJB’s “My Life,” and Nas‘ “Illmatic,” as well as a live album recording by Grammy Award-winning musician PJ Morton, according to the publication’s website. The New Orleans event will also honor soul and funk singer Frankie Beverly for his lifetime contribution to music.

If you’re one of the people who always say you’re going to go, but never do, be like Nike, and just do it.

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