Jam with us: Very Local’s Essence Fest 2018 playlist

Here are some songs we’re listening to on Spotify in the Very Local office while we prep for the Rhythm Nation to arrive.

by Clint Durrett
July 3, 2018

The 2018 Essence Festival kicks off in New Orleans after Independence Day, and we are ready to shake the Dome, especially when THE Ms. Jackson steps onto the Main Stage.

In 2017, more than 470,000 people came out just for Essence Fest’s nightly concert series, and that’s not even counting the thousands of others who stepped into the transformed Convention Center for the all the Essence Fest daytime festivities.

This year looks like it will only be bigger with artists like Mary J. Blige, The Roots, Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg, Eykah Badu and Ms. JACKSON! (Yeah, we said it.)

We’re excited. So excited we just can’t wait for the escapade to begin. So here is a playlist we’re listening to on Spotify in the Very Local New Orleans office, but you can play it “anytime and any place.” Below are some of the highlights.

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Hi. I’m Clint. I’m the Local Market Manager for Very Local New Orleans. I’ve lived in New Orleans since 2001 and been living my best life in this rad place since that year. I have 10 years of broadcast journalism and digital media experience. Before Very Local New Orleans, I worked for WDSU-TV – producing, product developing, digital media managing– I’ve done it all. I’ve seen first-hand the trials we’ve suffered in this city and the celebrations we’ve enjoyed. I love New Orleans. It’s home. I’m going to work my hardest to bring you the content and experiences you care...

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