TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
- A lot can change in the next three months.
- Just remember -- safety first. Even if that means pushing the show back, people will understand.
- We need to protect Miss Jackson at all costs.
Essence Festival organizers say “the show must go on.”
The festival is still scheduled for July 1st through the 5th in New Orleans, with headliners including Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars. Other acts on the bill include Ari Lennox,Janelle Monae,Raphael Saadiq and Summer Walker.
Essence Communications says, “Our first priority will always be the safety and well-being for our festival-goers and everyone who contributes.” The hope is that the coronavirus will be on the wane by then. Still, organizers say they are identifying and securing alternate dates as a plan B.