Beyonce to headline New Orleans Essence festival

The summer event will celebrate Barack Obama's inauguration

Beyonce is set to headline the 15th annual Essence Music Festival, which is set to take place in New Orleans this summer.

In addition to featuring several musical performers, this year’s festival will also celebrate the inauguration and presidency of US President Barack Obama.

John Legend, Al Gree, Ne-Yo, Anita Baker and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings are also set to headline this year’s festival, which will take place July 3-5 in New Orleans.

The three-day festival includes cultural events, seminars and speakers in addition to evening musical performances.

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–By our Los Angeles staff.

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