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Michelle Obama, Kerry Washington and more added to the 2020 Essence Festival

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Former first lady Michelle ObamaKerry Washington, and activist Tamika Mallory are among the newly added guests at the 2020 Essence Festival of Culture.

This year’s virtual celebration will take place over two back-to-back weekends of music, empowerment, and culture on June 25-28 and July 2-5, Thursday-Sunday.

Other newly added guests include Naomi CampbellLena WaitheAyesha and Steph CurryRev. Al SharptonTarana Burke, Jon Batiste, Chronixx, Michaela Coel, WyclefIyanla VanzantIman ShumpertTeyana Taylor and many more.  The festival will be hosted by Loni Love

Fans can look forward to cultural leaders and speakers, including New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and other elected officials.

Previously announced performers include headliner Bruno Mars, the legendary Patti LabelleJohn LegendIndia.ArieSwizz BeatzAndra DayNasBurna Boy and more.

The 2020 Essence Festival of Culture will be livestreamed on

By Rachel George
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