The New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network (NOMTN) and New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) give voice to local musical talent at the New Orleans Music Showcase, the culminating activity of ESSENCE Festival NOLA Media Day.


At the inaugural event in 2019, 60 contestants were narrowed down to ten finalists by an expert panel of judges and the online voting community who cast more than 55K votes! The top ten finalists competed on-stage at the New Orleans Jazz Market. Dawn, our Grand Prize Winner, performed live on Essence Festival Superlounge Stage. Check back here for details on the 2020 New Orleans Music Showcase!

Relive the night!

Our live-streamed celebration of the 2019 Top Ten Finalists and their performances can be viewed here: