• BLACK MUSIC MOMENT #99: First Essence Music Festival

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    Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)
    2121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

    When: July 4, 1995

    What: The Essence Music Festival debuted in 1995 and is now the largest festival to celebrate African-American contemporary music and culture in the United States. The three day celebration has always been held in New Orleans, excluding 2006 when it was held in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

    In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black Music” presents 100 Rewarding Black Music Moments, sponsored by Southwest Airlines.

    Each Black Music Moment is associated with an actual place that you can visit. During the month of June, check in to at least three of these places on Foursquare to unlock TheUrbanDaily’s exclusive “It’s All Black Music” Badge. Check out the locations and details on our Foursquare page!

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