The Essence Music Festival is the largest African-American music and culture event in the U.S. Attracting an estimated 400,000 attendees, the 17th annual Essence Music Festival continues to be the only music and empowerment festival in the U.S., in addition to a hallmark of New Orleans tourism. The 2011 Essence Music Festival is being held July 1, 2, and 3 in New Orleans.
I will be holding it down for the curvy girls a second year in a row at the Essence Music Festival in Radio Row! (View my pics from last year HERE) I’ll be interviewing all the stars that pass through the Convention Center the entire weekend on PLUS Model Radio! If you are in the Convention Center come by and say hello, I just may have some giveaways for you 😉 The Convention Center is huge and there will be so many people there, make sure you follow me on Twitter @cheneselewis just in case you can’t find me so I can guide you over!
Monif C is hosting a one day shopping event at Voluptuous Vixen. Saturday July 2nd from 10-6pm. Monif C needs no introduction, she is a top plus size designer whose fashions have graced BET’s Rip The Runway, and her fashions have been seen in magazines such as Marie Claire, Lucky, Ebony, and Jet! You can even see her fashions in the July 2011 Essence Magazine! For more information visit www.monifc.com and www.thevoluptuousvixen.com
Curvy Diva’s Rock! are rhinestone T-shirts for the “BEAUTIFUL, CONFIDENT, & CURVY woman” They will be setting up shop at the Riverwalk Marketplace Mall from June 29th – July 5th! If you can’t make it to New Orleans you can order on-line at www.curvydivasrock.com
PZI Jeans will preview THE collection of the summer! LisaRaye will be attending the Essence Music Festival promoting The LisaRaye Collection by PZI Jeans. PZI Jeans are available up to a size 18 and are designed for women with hips who struggle to find denim to fit their waist, fuller hips, and curvy bottom. For more details visit www.pzijeans.com
Must see curvy girls performing during the festivities are Jill Scott and Kelly Price who can both sing their butts off and have new CDs out! And not only is Chaka Khan performing but she has teamed with Essence to do charitable work in the city of New Orleans by helping 50 deserving women. Read the press release HERE
And shout out to Nephew Tommy who returns as host of the Essence Music Festival. He has a line of clothing to make all women feel sexy, comfortable, and confident called Big Luv Apparel, catering exclusively to curvy women of all sizes. Not sure the clothing will have a presence this year at the Essence Music Festival but for more info about his line click here www.bigluvdenim.com
Did I miss anything? Let me know! I may need to do a part 2!