Frankie Beverly & Maze at the Essence Fest in New Orleans
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.
2019 ESSENCE FESTIVAL MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE
7 p.m. Essence Welcome/Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle tribute with Ledisi, MC Lyte, Morris Day, Brandi, Doug E. Fresh
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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