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2013 Essence Festival Makes History With Record Attendance

Charlie Wilson performs at Essence

Essence Music  FestivalThis year’s Essence Festival outdrew all prior years with more than 540, 000 in attendance.  The festival that featured music and much more concluded Sunday, July 7.

There was an All-Star Gospel Tribute to Tramaine Hawkins and Donnie McClurkin with a special message from Bishop Noel Jones. One of the more poignant events  of the festival was the Love, Loss & Life tribute & prayer vigil for mothers who have lost children to violence.

There was also a commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of 1963 that features Congressman John LewisMyrlie Evers Williams, and DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Charlie Wilson performs at EssenceThe festival featured more than 50 acts including BeyonceCharlie Wilson, Jill Scott and New Edition and more than 120 of the world’s top artists, speakers, authors, leaders, innovators and celebrities.

For more information on the Essence Festival visit  www. essence.com/festival.‎

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. An ordained minister of the Gospel, Sarah has done missions work in Kenya, India, Haiti, Nicaragua and other nations, as well as locally and throughout the United States.

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