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The music schedule for Essence Festival 2003

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Thursday, July 3

MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE


7-7:50 p.m. Yolanda Adams

8:10-9:10 p.m. The Gap Band

9:30-10:05 p.m. Jamie Foxx

10:25-11:25 p.m. Erykah Badu

Midnight-1:15 a.m. Stevie Wonder



SUPERLOUNGES SCHEDULE


Coca-Cola Superlounge (SW Quadrant)

8-8:30 p.m. Jaguar Wright

8:30-9 p.m. Dwele

9:15-10:30 p.m. Musiq

11-11:45 p.m. Amel Larrieux & Groove Theory


Budweiser Soul Superlounge (NE Quadrant)

8-9 p.m. DJ Raj Smoove

9:30-10:30 p.m. Keith Sweat

11 p.m.-midnight Keith Sweat


Blues Beat Superlounge (SE Quadrant)

8-9 p.m. Glenys Rogers

9:30-10:30 p.m. Third World

11-midnight Third World


Essence Superlounge (NW Quadrant)

8:15-9:15 p.m. Donald Harrison Jr.

9:45-10:45 p.m. Dianne Reeves

11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m. Dianne Reeves



Friday, July 4


MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE


Hosts: A.J. Jamal & Mo'Nique

7-7:50 p.m. Jaheim

8:10-9 p.m. Chaka Khan

9:20-9:55 p.m. Mo'Nique

10:15-11:15 p.m. LL Cool J

11:50 p.m.-1:05 a.m. The Luther Vandross Tribute featuring Patti LaBelle, Usher, Gerald Levert, Faith Evans, Ashanti, Kelly Price, Tamia, and The Luther Vandross Band


SUPERLOUNGES SCHEDULE

Coca-Cola Superlounge (SW Quadrant)

8:15-9:15 p.m. ReBirth Brass Band

9:45-10:45 p.m. Biz Markie & Doug E. Fresh

11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m. Biz Markie & Doug E. Fresh


Budweiser Soul Superlounge (NE Quadrant)

8-9 p.m. Kelly Love Jones

9:30-10:30 p.m. The S.O.S. Band

11-midnight The S.O.S. Band


Blues Beat Superlounge (SE Quadrant)

8-9 p.m. Michael Ward

9:30-10:30 p.m. Michael Franks

11-midnight Michael Franks


Essence Superlounge (NW Quadrant)
8:15-9:15 p.m. Impromp2

9:45-10:45 p.m. Kindred

11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m. Kindred



Saturday, July 5


Hosts: Tom Joyner & The Morning Crew


MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE


7-7:45 p.m. Heather Headley

8:10-9:20 p.m. Smokey Robinson

9:55-11:10 p.m. Anita Baker

11:40-1:05 a.m. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly



SUPERLOUNGES SCHEDULE

Coca-Cola Superlounge (SW Quadrant)
8:15-9:15 p.m. Dmello & Leela

9:45-10:45 p.m. Nappy Roots

11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m. Nappy Roots


Budweiser Soul Superlounge (NE Quadrant)
8-9 p.m. NewBirth Brass Band

9:30 ­ 10:30 p.m. Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers

11-midnight Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers


Blues Beat Superlounge (SE Quadrant)

8-9 p.m. Reggie Hall

9:30-10:30 p.m. Bobby "Blue" Bland

11-midnight Bobby "Blue" Bland

Essence Superlounge (NW Quadrant)
8:15-9:15 p.m. Soul Remedy

9:45-10:45 p.m. Will Downing

11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m. Will Downing


Artists and schedule subject to change. For a complete listing of Essence events, including Empowerment schedules, go to www.essence.com.

Songstress Erykah Badu appears on Thursday's - main stage.
  • Songstress Erykah Badu appears on Thursday's main stage.
The legendary Stevie Wonder headlines Essence - Festival's opening night on Thursday, July 3.
  • The legendary Stevie Wonder headlines Essence Festival's opening night on Thursday, July 3.
Saturday's Superlounges schedule features - Kentucky's hip-hop sextet Nappy Roots.
  • Saturday's Superlounges schedule features Kentucky's hip-hop sextet Nappy Roots.
Celebrate the Fourth with Chaka Khan on the main - stage.
  • Celebrate the Fourth with Chaka Khan on the main stage.

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