Positive Living

2013 Essence Festival Makes History With Record Attendance

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, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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