Come join us to celebrate 30 years of African American culture and music.

As the Marketing Director for the Historic Mardi Gras Inn, I am thrilled to welcome you to one of the most anticipated events of the year: the 30th Essence Festival of Culture presented by Coca-Cola! This monumental celebration takes place from July 4-7, 2024, right here in the heart of New Orleans, LA. It’s a vibrant, soulful extravaganza that honors African American culture and music, and it’s guaranteed to be a highlight of your summer.

Why You Can’t Miss the Essence Festival of Culture

The Essence Festival of Culture is more than just a music festival. It’s a cultural celebration, a family reunion, and a community empowerment event all rolled into one. With a history spanning three decades, the festival has grown into a cornerstone event for the African American community, featuring top-tier performances, inspirational speakers, and a marketplace showcasing Black-owned businesses.

Headline Performers You’ll Love

This year’s festival promises an unforgettable lineup of musical talent. Each night, prepare to be captivated by headliners who are legends in their own right:

Each performance is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM, ensuring you have plenty of time to enjoy all the festivities the Essence Festival has to offer during the day.

Experience the Festival in Style with the Historic Mardi Gras Inn

At the Historic Mardi Gras Inn, we are just as excited as you are about the Essence Festival. Located conveniently close to all the action, our hotel offers clean, affordable accommodations and a warm, welcoming staff dedicated to ensuring your stay with us is exceptional.

For this special event, we are dropping our minimum nights-stay policy. This means you can book as many or as few nights as you like to suit your schedule! Whether you’re planning to stay for the entire festival or just want to catch your favorite artist, we’ve got you covered.

To take advantage of this exclusive offer, guests must call or email us directly. Visit our website at or phone us at (504) 949-5815 to make your reservation today.

Why Choose Us?

Plan Your Visit

New Orleans during the Essence Festival is a sight to behold. The city comes alive with music, food, and culture, offering a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else. Besides the headlining performances, the festival features enlightening panels, workshops, and a vibrant marketplace that celebrates Black excellence in every form.

Whether you’re a festival regular or a first-time attendee, the Essence Festival of Culture is a celebration you won’t want to miss. And with the New Orleans Guest House’s flexible booking options, your trip can be as spontaneous or as planned as you desire.

Don’t wait – call us today at (504)949-5815 or email us at to secure your spot. We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful city and ensure your Essence Festival experience is truly unforgettable!

See you in New Orleans for the 30th Essence Festival of Culture!

Karen Brem

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