3 Events you must attend in 2017: SXSW, Coachella & the Essence Festival

3 Events you must attend in 2017: SXSW, Coachella & the Essence Festival

SXSW Music Festival 

I’ve attended this festival twice. Once as an attendee ready to party and in 2015, I was a brand ambassador for a tech company. I enjoyed both times and would recommend this festival to anyone. If you want to know the latest in tech, music and film, SXSW is your one-stop destination. Notorious for their work-shops, music performances and amazing after-parties, this festival is worth the  trip to the “Weird” city of Austin, Texas. First Lady, Michelle Obama was there last year giving all kinds of elegance and class. (http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/2016/events/event_PP93110)

The first year I went, I didn’t have passes and went to all the free events and had a ball. Please book your hotels early because rooms sell-out fast and the traffic is horrible in Austin. I suggest you choose a hotel that offers shuttle service, so you can park and ride to 6th street; the general area of all the events. 

The Festival is from March 10-19 in Austin, Texas. https://www.sxsw.com/


Photos from SXSW’s Instagram account. 

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 

Has anyone wanted to go as much as ME? Beyoncè, Paris Hilton and the hottest brand influencers pop-in at any given moment at the annual event! I love music and two of the industries biggest talents are headlining this year, Beyoncè & Kendrick Lamar. That’s right, the slay doesn’t stop for the Queen in 2017. Kendrick Lamar won countless awards in 2016 and assures the people through all the turmoil we see in the world, “We gon’ be Alright!” #mantra  Gucci Mane, Mac Miller, and more will be at the festival! 

The music, farmers market, art displays, special appearances and hippie vibe is winning me over. There’s on-site camping if you’d like for your stay. You can invite some gal-pals, take a road trip or fly, definitely consider  this festival in 2017. Whether you like rock, pop, indie or hip-hop, this is the place to get your music-fix! 

The annual event is held in Coachella, California (Riverside County). Passes go on-sale TODAY! More deets below. http://splash.coachella.com

Photos from Coachella’s Instagram account.

Essence Festival 

The event is held in one of my favorite cities, New Orleans Babbyyyy. I’ve always wanted to go and may squeeze it in this year. The headliner this year is who other than the lady that reigns supreme, Ms. Diana Ross. I don’t think y’all understand, a living legend is taking the main stage, this is MAJOR! 

In Essence history, it’s known for bringing the world’s greatest vocalist to the city of music. John Legend, Solange, Jazmine Sullivan, Yuna and Ro James are just a few that will be taking the stage this year! This line-up is the perfect pot of melodic gumbo! Attend interactive workshops, explore the city of New Orleans, have a po’boy and don’t forget to enjoy Bourbon. Tickets go fast, so the time to plan is NOW!

June 29-July2

http://www.essence.com/festival-2017

For more info on day events that weekend and all things New Orleans, check out, http://www.nola.com/entertainment/

Also read my post: 3 Reason to Visit Louisiana, incase you leave early and won’t to explore. http://insidemylush.com/2016/11/19/3-reasons-to-visit-louisiana/

Photo from essencefestival.com

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