MSNBC will broadcast LIVE from Essence Music Festival this year! From Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7, MSNBC hosts and contributos will provide live coverage from New Orleans, Louisiana! Rev. Al Sharpton, Tamron Hall, Melissa Harris-Perry, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Alex Wagner, Chris Hayes and Joy Reid will be in attendence. There will also be a special fan experience for Festival-goers!
“MSNBC’s live programming during the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience, from the heart of the ESSENCE Festival, underscores their commitment to broaden the national reach and impact of conversations with thought-leaders, politicians, authors, celebrities and artists who will address the critical issues facing our communities—especially those of people of color and women,” said ESSENCE Communications Inc. President Michelle Ebanks.
“MSNBC is committed to community and conversation—everything the ESSENCE Festival represents, “said MSNBC President Phil Griffin. “We’re proud to partner with ESSENCE to highlight the ideas and issues of value to our audiences.”
Visit ESSENCE Festival for the latest news and updates on the speaker and artist lineup, as well as other special events!