This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

ESSENCE Music Festival®, QuintEvents Finalize Travel/Experience Packages For Blockbuster July Happening Featuring Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Steve Harvey And More



NEW ORLEANS, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ESSENCE Music Festival®, presented by Coca-Cola®, and QuintEvents will bring fans closer than ever to the energy of the event this summer with a total of 11 travel/hotel/ticket packages providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  The famed African American music and culture happening, celebrating its 18th year, is set for July 6-8 in New Orleans.

Packages ranging in price from $699 to $5,349 are detailed at and feature on-site parties, insider access, large group seating and convenient ground transportation to all events. The concert performances, featuring Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Fantasia and more, will take place at the Louisiana Superdome July 6-8.  The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will host trade shows and the ESSENCE® Empowerment Experience, featuring Rev. Al Sharpton, Congressman Maxine Waters, Vanessa Williams, Fred Hammond and Steve Harvey among more than 25 speakers and panelists. was created to provide fans with a peek into the unique experience at the 2012 event with tickets and amenities available only from ESSENCE, which owns and operates the world-renowned event.  The program provides fans with the opportunity to buy directly from the official source, eliminating the uncertainties of purchasing on the broker and secondary market.  QuintEvents provides similar services to the National Football League, the National Basketball Assoc. and the Kentucky Derby. 

ESSENCE VIP Events is also designed to bring festival-goers into New Orleans earlier in the week, thereby increasing the event's economic impact on greater New Orleans.

The top-tier package ($5,349) includes four days and three nights at the Westin or the Ritz-Carlton hotels and floor seating in the first 10 rows for all the concert performances.  In-stadium parties with complementary food and beverage plus ground transportation and other VIP benefits are part of the arrangement.  Insider, credentialed access to ESSENCE ® Empowerment Experience and trade shows at the convention center activities is also included.

Packages are customizable to include just Friday and Saturday or just Saturday and Sunday with or without hotel and all purchases are guaranteed by ESSENCE®.  Accommodations are also available at other New Orleans hotels located just a few blocks from the Louisiana Superdome and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, including the Westin New Orleans, The InterContinental, Hilton – Riverside and Springhill Suites.

CONTACT: Steve Griffith, Vizion Group Public Relations, 484/433‐7757,


1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,776.12 -200.19 -1.11%
S&P 500 2,067.89 -18.35 -0.88%
NASDAQ 4,900.8850 -46.5560 -0.94%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs