2018 Essence Music Festival

Essence Music Festival is the event that “Parties With a Purpose“. It draws over 500,000 festival goers a year. The EMF brings “star-studded” actors and actresses, major artists, empowerment workshops, shopping, food, and more to the famous City of New Orleans.


Over the years, Essence Festival has been the highlight of New Orleans' summer music scene. Many of the top-sellers in the African American – and crossover – music scene have been drawn to the fest like moths to a flame. Greatest music artist of all time have made the scene here. Music artist such as Beyoncé, Prince, Destiny’s Child, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jeffrey Osborne, The Dells, Peabo Bryson, Lionel Richie, Cedric the Entertainer and many more. We can count on Frankie Beverly and Maze to close out the final night of this three-day event at the Superdome every year.


Join us for an around-the-clock, event-filled weekend. Our 2018 Essence Music Festival travel packages provide accommodations at 3 & 4-star hotels and also includes Trippin' Travel parties and events.

 Party Package includes:

  •  4 or 3 nights stay at 3 & 4-star hotels
  • “Old School” Card Game Mixer (Thursday)
  • “DAYHEM” Day Party (Friday)
  • Ticket to "All White Boat Party"  You may select only ONE day (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) per package
  • Ticket to Comedy Show (Sunday)
  • Ticket to Poet’s Corner (Sunday)
  • 3-Day Streetcar Trolley Pass
  • Trippin’  Travel Welcome Gift Bag

No Party Package Includes:

  • 4 or 3 nights stay at 3 & 4-star hotel
  • “Old School” Card Game Mixer (Thursday Optional Based On 3 Nights Selected)
  • “DAYHEM” Day Party (Friday)
  • Trippin' Travel Welcome Gift Bag

Concert Tickets - 3-day "Weekend Passes" can be added to your package for an additional $525 Per Person. Floor Seats or Plaza section (TBD)

 Note: If concert tickets are selected, a non-refundable/ non-transferable $175 per person deposit must be made to reserve your ticket.

Round Trip Bus Transportation can be added to all 4 Nights Packages for $170 per person. Transportation is from Orlando, Ocala & Tallahassee Florida, ONLY.