Frankie Beverly & Maze at the Essence Fest in New Orleans

July 02, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

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By Michael Lewis | Austin, Texas

Frankie Beverly and Maze will be back again Sunday night at the Essence Festival this year. In addition to performing their own set, Maze will be saluted during a brief “tribute performance” by R&B singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton.

Frankie Beverly and Maze closed out the first 15 nights of the Essence Festival, inspiring a mass “electric slide” across the Dome floor every year.  Looking to put a fresh face on the festival, a new administration at Essence magazine and a new producer for the festival phased out Beverly. Over the past decade, he has instead performed each spring at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Beverly last performance at the Essence Festival was in 2015 on Friday, July 3.  



7 p.m. Essence Welcome/Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle tribute with Ledisi, MC Lyte, Morris Day, Brandi, Doug E. Fresh and Sheila E

8:40 p.m. “Essence After Dark” preview with Estelle, Spice, Machel Montano, Shaggy

9:40 p.m. RBRM featuring Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins

11 p.m. Missy Elliott


6:55 p.m. Musiq Soulchild

7:30 p.m. H.E.R.

8:20 p.m. NAS

9:40 p.m. Michelle Obama

10:45 p.m. Mary J. Blige


7 p.m. Big Freedia and Mannie Fresh

7:50 p.m. Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, Dem Franchize Boyz, Lil Jon

9:10 p.m. Teddy Riley presents Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Teyana Taylor, MAJOR, Ro James and more

11:10 p.m. Essence Awards honoring Marc Morial and Rev. Al Sharpton

11:35 p.m. Frankie Beverly & Maze and a tribute by Anthony Hamilton



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