2019 NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SHOWCASE - Presented by New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network and New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation.

The Grand Prize Winner: DAWN, will perform on the Essence Festival Superlounge stage this summer.

25th anniversary ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola

A big congratulations for our Runners-up who will perform Centerstage at the Convention Center and on stage at Armstrong Park: VEGAS COLA BAND, Drea Marie, CASME’.

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

Our Top Ten Finalists competed on-stage at the New Orleans Jazz Market on May 30th for their chance to perform live at Essence Festival this summer. They were selected by an expert panel of judges and the online voting community (more than 55k votes!) out of a submission pool of over 60 contestants.

Check out all the Finalists’ submission videos that sent them to Round 3:

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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.