5 Events For Black Professionals Attending Essence Fest 2017

Photo Courtesy of Nappi Hour

Last year, over 450,000 attendees showed up for Essence Fest in New Orleans. This weekend, Essence Magazine returns to New Orleans for the 22nd annual Essence Festival. While many attendees are there for the concerts, each year, tens of thousands of young Black professionals peruse the city and attend local events. Below we've put together a list of must attend events for Black Professionals headed to Essence Fest 2017. Check out the list and let us know if you're coming.

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The Annual All White Party ft. Terrence J. + Toya Wright

Purchase tickets here.


"Come let your hair down after work" at Nappi Hour.

Since launching in January 2017 in Chicago, Nappi Hour has become a monthly destination for young Blacks/creatives in the Chicagoland area. After several successful monthly installations in Chicago, Nappi Hour is headed to Essence Fest. Ticket purchase includes 2-hour bottomless rum punch and Nappi Juice.

Location: 14 Parishes NOLA
Time: 9pm
Cost: $20 Advanced Tickets, $30 Last Call
(Tickets include 2-hour bottomless rum punch and Nappi Juice from 10pm-midnight)

Purchase tickets here.


Music By: Kid Capri
Location: Le Meridian New Orleans
Time: 2pm-8pm

RSVP here.


Launched in 2010, Grits & Biscuits combines all of your favorite dirty south music amongst a crowd of young Black professionals who come ready to let loose and have a good time. Since it's launch, the event has sold out in cities such as New York, D.C. Chicago, Atlanta and Houston.

Time: 10pm
Venue: House of Blues
Cost: $20

Purchase tickets here.


RCS #GlassHouse Day Party

New Orleans Jazz Market

Sunday July 2, 2017

• Drink Specials
• Free Champagne for ladies the first hour
• Food Curated by Season of Lousiana`

• DJ Chris Major & DJ RQ Away

• Red Clay Soul, Absolut Elyx, Absolut Lime, Avion Tequila & Martel

Purchase tickets here.

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