A good friend just alerted me to some exciting news–Janet Jackson is performing @ Essence this year. This is her first time @ Essence too, so folks are hype-city. If you don’t love Ms. Jackson, that’s coo, but if you do, this is a pretty big deal. In addition to Janet Jackson, this year the festival is featuring Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Chrisette Michelle, De La Soul, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jill Scott, the list goes on and on. Visit Essence for ticket info. Shout out to Nikk’once for the info.