2018 Essence Festival Presented By Coca-Cola - Louisiana Superdome - Day 2

Essence Festival: The Best Concert Photos

See Missy, Mary, and more stars rocking the Superdome stage.

The annual Essence Festival made its way through New Orleans this weekend for another year filled with performances by legendary stars and tomorrow's icons. Held every year in New Orleans since 1995 (except in 2006, when the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina forced a temporary move to Houston), the four-day extravaganza, as usual, was one for the books. Here, the best photos from the concerts held each night at the Louisiana Superdome.

IDRIS ELBA SHOWS OFF HIS DJ SKILLS Paras Griffin/WireImage IDRIS ELBA SHOWS OFF HIS DJ SKILLS THE LEGENDARY MARY J. BLIGE Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Essence THE LEGENDARY MARY J. BLIGE

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A SMILE FROM SNOOP DOGG Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Essence A SMILE FROM SNOOP DOGG ASHANTI STRIKES A POWER POSE Paras Griffin/WireImage ASHANTI STRIKES A POWER POSE JILL SCOTT AND ERYKAH BADU ONSTAGE WITH THE ROOTS Erika Goldring/Getty Images JILL SCOTT AND ERYKAH BADU ONSTAGE WITH THE ROOTS QUESTLOVE OF THE ROOTS KEEPS THE BEAT Erika Goldring/Getty Images QUESTLOVE OF THE ROOTS KEEPS THE BEAT THE REIGN OF QUEEN LATIFAH Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Essence THE REIGN OF QUEEN LATIFAH LEDISI WHIPS HER HAIR BACK AND FORTH Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Essence LEDISI WHIPS HER HAIR BACK AND FORTH SALT-N-PEPA KEEP IT STEAMY Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Essence SALT-N-PEPA KEEP IT STEAMY FANTASIA BELTS IT OUT Paras Griffin/WireImage FANTASIA BELTS IT OUT MIGUEL REACHES OUT TO THE AUDIENCE Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Essence MIGUEL REACHES OUT TO THE AUDIENCE SWV TAKE YOU BACK TO THE '90s Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Essence SWV TAKE YOU BACK TO THE '90s BRANDY LETS THE AUDIENCE TRY A VERSE Paras Griffin/WireImage BRANDY LETS THE AUDIENCE TRY A VERSE JERMAINE DUPRI TAKES IN THE SHOW Paras Griffin/WireImage JERMAINE DUPRI TAKES IN THE SHOW HIP-HOP PIONEER DOUG E. FRESH ROCKS THE MIKE Paras Griffin/WireImage HIP-HOP PIONEER DOUG E. FRESH ROCKS THE MIKE GINUWINE TIPS HIS HAT TO THE CROWD Paras Griffin/WireImage GINUWINE TIPS HIS HAT TO THE CROWD



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