Experience ESSENCE Festival coverage featuring Patti LaBelle, New Edition & more

Join hosts Caymen Kelly and Michel Wright as they take you to the NOLA festival with the biggest performers.

Jackie Kolgraf
July 1, 2022

Black culture, in all its glory, will be on display over the Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans as thousands converge on the city for the in-person return of the ESSENCE Festival of Culture. The can’t-miss event is back June 30–July 3 with performances and interviews from the biggest stars — and you can hear live coverage on SiriusXM!

Tune in to Heart & Soul (Ch. 48) on Friday and Saturday and Kirk Franklin’s Praise (Ch. 64) on Sunday as hosts Caymen Kelly and Michel Wright take you to the NOLA festival with artists like Patti LaBelle, New Edition, Tamar Braxton and more. See the broadcast schedule below and check back soon for updates.

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Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)

July 1 – Heart & Soul

1pm – 1:20pm – Tank -Tasha

1:20pm – 1:40pm – The Shindellas -Tasha

1:40 -2:00pm – Earthquake

2pm-2:20pm – Tamar Braxton

2:20pm-2:40pm – Anthony David & Algebra Blessett

2:40pm3pm – Kim Fields – M

3pm-3:20pm – Sevyn Streeter

3pm-3:20pm – Loni Love

3:20pm-3:40pm – Carl Thomas

July 2 – Heart & Soul

1pm-1:20pm – Ashanti Douglas & Kenashia “Shia” Douglas

1:20pm-1:40pm – Kevin Ross

1:30pm-1:50pm – Sherri Shepherd

1:40pm-2pm – NE-YO

2pm-2:20pm – Every Little Step A&E/The Browns: Bobby, Alicia, Cassius, Bodhi + Hendrix

2:30pm-3pm – Michael Ealy

2:30pm-3pm – Raiche

3pm-3:20pm – Lucky Daye

3pm-3:40pm – The Heat Backstage

3:20pm-3:40pm – Rotimi

3:40pm-4:00pm – Dixson

3:40pm-4pm – KevOnStage & Melissa

July 3 – Kirk Franklin’s Praise

11am 11:20am – MAJOR

11:20am-11:40am – Karima

11:20am-11:40am – Malcom Christopher II

11:40pm-12:00pm – Jekalyn Carr/Allen Carr

11:40am-12pm – Kenny Robinson – Juanita

11:40am-12pm – Keyondra & Kimberly Lockett

12pm – 12:20pm – Patti LaBelle

12:15pm – 12:30 – DeVon Franklin

12:20pm-12:40pm – Lamont Sanders – Marie Lamont

12:40pm-1pm – Marcus Jordan – Michelle Jordan

12:40am-1pm – Isabel Davis – Roland Jack

1pm-1:20pm – Bri Babineaux – Walter Thomas

1pm-1:20pm – SEMAJE – Ricardo Cantrell

1:20pm-1:40pm – The Walls Group

1:20pm-1:40pm – Titus Showers/Apostle Veryl Howard

1:40pm-2pm – Maurice Griffin