Essence Music Festival in New Orleans: Kanye West, Usher and Jennifer Hudson Will Perform
06/30/2011 AT 07:35 PM EDT
From start to finish of the three-day event, power acts like Usher, Kanye West, Chaka Khan and Boyz II Men will grace one of five stages for guests of the New Orleans-based celebration.
Each night, artists start at around 7:00 P.M. and end at approximately 11:30 P.M. Other acts at the event include Jennifer Hudson, Naughty by Nature, Trey Songz, Mary J. Blige and MC Lyte.
– Dahvi Shira