The illustrious Essence Music Festival won’t take root in New Orleans until July 4 weekend, but the Road to Essence Festival will roll into Walmart this weekend.
Tank, Syleena Johnson of “R&B Divas: Atlanta” and Avery Sunshine are among the singers who will pop up at Saturday’s event to promote the annual New Orleans musical feast.
From noon to 6 p.m. at the Walmart at 1105 Research Center Drive S.W. in Atlanta, the artists will perform for free. They’ll be joined by Dr. Sherry Blake (of WE TV), Ebony Steele (co-host of the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show”), Mr. “Shut Up and Train” (celebrity fitness trainer), Dr. Syleecia Thompson (DYG Management) and Shanti Das (CEO and Founder of Press Reset).
This is the first date of the Road to Essence tour, which will also visit Chicago, Dallas and Laurel, Maryland.
For more information, visit www.essencefestival.com.