Yes!!!! Purple Rain himself will be headlining this summers Essence Music Festival in honor of this years 20th anniversary. ESSENCE Communications President, Michelle Ebanks stated:
Welcoming an artist as iconic as Prince back to the ESSENCE Festival for a 20th anniversary performance is incredibly exciting. The ESSENCE Festival is where we come together to connect to both our culture and our community, so we are pleased to support Prince and the Rebuild the Dream Innovation in advocating for our youth.
This will be Prince’s second time appearing at the music festival since performing at its 10th anniversary in 2004. The festivities will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans from July 4 to 6, 2014.