Mary J. Blige, Fantasia and Keyshia Cole will be among the artists heading to New Orleans this summer. The lineup for the 2012 Essence Music Festival has been revealed, with acts like Dru Hill, Estelle, Charlie Wilson, and SWV also set to perform. Legendary vocalist Aretha Franklin will not only take the stage, but she’ll also be honored with “The Power Award.” The 2012 Essence Music Festival will take place July 6th through the 8th. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit EssenceMusicFestival.com.
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