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New OrleansMusic Showcase

Are you ready for your chance to perform live at the ESSENCE Festival this summer?

Are you ready for your
chance to perform live
at the ESSENCE Festival
this summer?

The New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network (NOMTN) and New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) are giving voice to the local musical talent in a first-of-its-kind New Orleans Music Showcase for the 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival. The music showcase will be the culminating activity of ESSENCE Festival NOLA Media Day, May 30, 2019 at the New Orleans Jazz Market.

Round 1

Call to NOLA Musicians for Submissions

April 2 - 16

CLOSED

Round 2

Vote for your favorite artist

April 18 - May 2

VOTE NOW!

Round 3

Top 10 Finalists Perform at the Showcase Event

May 30

Round 1: Submissions (CLOSED)

  • Dozens of incredible local talent submitted their videos and moved on to Round 2. Scroll down to vote now!

Round 2: Get Out The Vote!

  • You have the opportunity to vote EVERY DAY (1x / day) for your favorite artist until Round 2 closes May 2
  • Click on the videos (below) to watch, vote and share, share, share
  • Make sure to tag #EssenceFest #SoulofNOLA #NOMS2019
  • Our expert panel of judges will consider all votes in selecting the top ten (10) Round 2 finalists who will perform in the Round 3 Showcase event
  • The finalists will be announced the week of May 5

Round 3: The New Orleans Music Showcase

  • The New Orleans Music Showcase will be held at the New Orleans Jazz Market, featuring performances by each of the ten (10) Round Two finalists
  • In addition to our panel of judges, the event will be live-streamed and open to online voting to help pick one (1) Grand Prize Winner
  • The winner of the New Orleans Music Showcase will perform live at the 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival

VOTE HERE, VOTE NOW, VOTE OFTEN (once a day!)

Share the music and the love. Tag #EssenceFest #SoulofNOLA #NOMS2019