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Join us for the 30th anniversary of the unparalleled Essence Music Festival in the vibrant heart of New Orleans. Secure your spot at this unforgettable cultural celebration with early bird discounts and all-inclusive deals that promise both excitement and convenience.

Essence Festival Early Bird Reservation Specials  

Make your dream trip a reality! 
Reserve your package today for just $100 early bird deposit per person to lock in your current pricing.

Hurry, prices are subject to increase as the festival nears—stay updated on our website for the latest rates.

Discover Jae’s Travel Experiences at Essence Hotel with Various Package Options

Hotel: The Sonesta Es Suites Convention Center

Address: 345 St Joseph St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Included in Pricing

2 Getaway Options

3 or 4 Night Stays

Premium Amenities

Flat-Screen TVs with Netflix & Streaming

Rooms with Queen Bed(s), Sleeper Sofa, Kitchenette & Microwave

Daily Morning Delights

Complimentary Hot Breakfast

Arrival Perk

Welcome Gift Bag

Hosts Available Upon Check-In

Culinary Voyage

Thursday Meet & Greet Dinner with Food & Drinks

Explore New Orleans

3 Day Jazzy Street Car & Bus Pass

Room Types


With One Queen Bed and Sleeper Sofa Package

With Two Queen Beds and Sleeper Sofa

One-Bedroom Studio Suite

With One Queen Bed and Separate Living Area

One-Bedroom Suite with Two Beds

With Two Queen Beds with Separate Living Area and Sleeper Couch 

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Add-Ons Available

New Orleans City Tour

When: Sunday, July 7th

Concert Tickets not included in Packages 

Extend Your Stay

Additional Nights can be added to each Package

Travel Reminders

Final Payment & Confirmation

Final payment due: May 15, 2024. Make sure your payment is submitted on time to avoid any late fees.h

Hotel confirmation: Get ready! You'll receive your hotel confirmation numbers by the week of June 5, 2024. 

Flight Booking Reminders

Hotel check-in time:3 PM. Keep this in mind when booking your flights to ensure a smooth arrival.

Documents required: Upon check-in, all guests must present a valid government-issued ID and provide a credit card to be placed on file.

Get Ready for Relaxation

Pack your bags and get ready to experience an unforgettable vacation!

Essence Festival 2024 Packages Ebook

For the full package details and pricing structure, please visit our official Essence Festival package page.

Discover the Excellent Location of 
Sonesta Es Suites – New Orleans Convention Center

Conveniently close to all major Essence Festival events and attractions!

Conveniently close to all major Essence Festival events and attractions!

🧡 This hotel is centrally located to all the major Essence Festival events and attractions. 

🧡 All of our rooms are suites with one or two Queen beds, a sleeper sofa, & Kitchenette.

🧡 Stay connected with free in-room Wi-Fi.

🧡 On-Site Parking Is Available for $38.00 daily

🧡 Snack and Drink Center in the Lobby

🧡 Smoke-Free Premises and Fitness Center, Laundry facility

🧡 Free Wi-Fi

🧡 Lots of Restaurants Nearby

Why Book With Us?

On-Site Convenience
Enjoy parking facilities, snack centers, and free high-speed Wi-Fi.

Near All Major Attractions
Centrally located for all major Essence Festival events.

Expertise That Cares
Dedicated experts ensure a smooth experience.

All-inclusive Packages
Enjoy convenient accommodation and exciting add-ons.
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Meet Your Coordinators

Jae Davis
An expert in event marketing who designs distinctive and memorable festival experiences. Entrepreneur Coach.

Jae Davis is a standout in event marketing, a formidable presence in the field. As a life and entrepreneur coach, Jae mentors young professionals on crafting personal brands and attaining financial autonomy. Yet, she transcends mere marketing prowess; Jae embodies the spirit of a vibrant community. Her curated events offer unforgettable experiences to all participants. Whether it's a one-off occasion or a weekend of celebrations, Jae and her team meticulously handle every detail, ensuring you savor each moment.
Kim Warmack
Known for orchestrating grand events for top-tier corporations, Kim injects unparalleled passion and precision into the Essence Festival's activities. Event Marketing Manager & Producer.

Kim is a dynamic event manager with a rich background in executing events for Fortune 500 brands. With a sharp focus on detail and consumer interaction, Kim has orchestrated multi-million dollar events and navigated diverse personalities. Adept in interpersonal skills, Kim thrives on organizing events that empower staff and engage consumers, leaving a lasting impact.

Essence Music Festival FAQs

What is the Essence Music Festival?
The Essence Festival, known as "the party with a purpose", is an annual music festival that started in 1995 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence magazine. 

It became the largest African-American culture and music event in the United States. 

The festival is celebrating 30 years this year, so they are setting the bar extremely high and bringing out all the stops to create a memorable experience.  
Where is the Essence Music Festival Held?
New Orleans, Louisiana
What are the official dates for the Essence Music Festival? 
Thursday, July 4, 2024- Monday, July 8, 2024 
What is included in the price?
The price includes all your lodging, a creole-style welcome dinner to be held on 7/4, daily breakfast, and a welcome gift. Any concert or event tickets are not included.  
Should I purchase travel insurance?
This is a great question. Yes, we strongly recommend travel insurance because you never know what can happen! You can purchase travel insurance from Travel Guard or Travel Insurance.com. You can also type “travel insurance” into any Internet search engine. 
Which airport should I fly in and out of?
You need to fly into New Orleans International Airport. The name of the airport is Louis Armstrong International Airport and the airport code is MSY. 
Is airfare included in the cost?
No airfare is not included. You are responsible for your own airfare & ground transportation. The drive from the airport to downtown New Orleans is about 20-30 minutes depending on traffic. 
What happens if I need to cancel my reservation?
Unfortunately, all payments to Jae's Travel Experiences are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is due to contractual agreements with hotels, airlines, and other vendors who cannot provide refunds. This policy allows Jae's Travel Experiences to offer lower package prices and the option for monthly payments.
Can I change the name on my reservation?
No, reservations must be made in your full legal name as it appears on your government-issued ID or passport. This is to ensure a smooth check-in process and avoid any potential issues.
What happens when I make a reservation?
By making a reservation for a package, you are agreeing to Jae's Travel Experiences Terms and Conditions. Please make sure you have reviewed and understood these terms before booking.
This is my first time attending an Essence Music Festival, what can I expect?
Essence Music Festival is one of the premier festivals/parties to attend. Located in New Orleans, the city shuts down for the weekend and you have the opportunity to experience all types of celebrity and cultural events. 

From musical performances to informative interviews with some of the most well-known influencers in the health and beauty as well as music industry. There will also be day and night parties, exclusive events, and concerts being held at the Superdome. 

Once you reserve your spot with us, we will update you on not only the lineup for the festival but also events, as well as ways to purchase. 
How do the payments work?
You have the option to pay in full or to pay over time. If you choose the pay-in-full option, you save as the prices for lodging will increase closer to the date. However, if you choose to pay over time, an initial $100 deposit is required to secure your spot and you must make payments monthly. You will have the option through Squadtrip (the payment booking site), Zelle, or Paypal to pay over time; with payment reminders sent monthly. 

Final payments will be due May 15, 2024. If you would like to use Zelle or PayPal to avoid any fees, please reach out to us a jaestravelexperiences@gmail.com and we will send you an invoice to submit payment.  
How much are late payment fees and how are they applied?
Monthly late payments: $50 fee, automatically added the day after the monthly due date. 

Late final payment: $200 fee per person, applied after the final due date listed on your payment plan. 

Late payment requests: Must be submitted via email to jaestravelexperiences@gmail.com before the due date/final payment deadline and be approved by management.
When will you have concert tickets available for purchase?
You will be responsible for obtaining your own event tickets.
Roughly, how much do I need to save for additional concerts and events?
The convention center where all of the speakers and daily events centered around the event days are free. 

However, if you would like to attend any of the music concerts at the Superdome, those are additional costs. The price will vary every year, but we suggest a minimum of $500 per person. This is subjective and could vary based on your personal spending. 
Where can I go to learn more about the festival?
You can go to YouTube and type in “Essence Festival” and there you will find many informative videos on what you can expect.  
If I have any questions or issues, who should I reach out to?
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at jaestravelexperiences@gmail.com or 678-629-0809. Someone will reach out to you within 24 hours. Thanks! 

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— Email us jaestravelexperiences@gmail.com
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We can't wait to celebrate Essence's milestone with you in New Orleans!

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